This Thursday, join the Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy at the beautiful Loew’s Theater or its 17th year of recognizing local heroes of historic preservation–from bricks-and-mortar restoration to grassroots advocacy. Sponsored by the Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy (JCLC) and Friends of the Loew’s (FOL).
Tickets are $40 and includes: light fare, beer, wine, coffee, dessert, slideshow, and tour. Purchase tickets via: jclcawards.brownpapertickets.
Thursday May 25, 2017, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre in Journal Square
PATH to Journal Square. Discounted paid parking at Square Ramp Parking behind the theatre. Enter from Magnolia Avenue (via Tonnelle Avenue).
Excellence in Preservation Awards
This award recognizes the recent restoration, rehabilitation, or adaptive reuse of a building, structure, or object exemplifying a high regard for the site’s historical integrity.
Winifred McNeill and John Woodruff for 209½ 4th Street, a three-story brick rowhouse in the Hamilton Park Historic District.
Also recognizing: Peter Lund Jensen Architect and James McNeill, General Contractor.
Owen and Kristina Samuelsen for 196 Pine Street, a three-story mixed-use brick building in the Lafayette neighborhood.
Also recognizing: ROS Management, General Contractor.
Ian Woodcock for 225 Hutton Street, The Hutton (formerly Terry Monaghan’s pub). Mr. Woodcock has preserved a neighborhood pub and social space in the Heights.
Also recognizing: Victor M. Fuentes of Jose Carballo Architectural Groups, PC and Zbishek Oksimovich Classic Construction Services, Inc.
78 Summit Avenue JC, LLC for 78 Summit Avenue, the former Jersey City Children’s Home/Friendship Masonic Lodge, originally designed by John T. Rowland.
Also recognizing: Hampton Hill Architecture, LLC.
Mill Creek Residential Trust, LLC for Modera Lofts, 350 Warren Street in the Powerhouse Arts District. The project entailed the adaptive reuse of the former Butler Brothers warehouse designed by prominent Chicago-based architect, Jarvis Hunt, between 1902 and 1904.
Also recognizing: Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners, PC
Ben LoPiccolo Development Group, LLC for the rehabilitation of White Eagle Hall, 335 Newark Avenue. This project created space for an entertainment venue and two restaurants, Madame Claude Bis and Cellar 335.
Also recognizing: Artek Studio, LLC
Theodore Conrad Preservationist Award
Named after the late Jersey City preservationist, this award recognizes local groups and their historic preservation efforts.
Mr. Christopher Perez and the Bayside Park Neighborhood for their efforts to preserve the view corridor of the New York Bay at Bayside Park.
Preservation Initiative Award
This award recognizes the extraordinary efforts of an individual or organization in promoting the protection of a historic resource.
County of Hudson for the spectacular restoration of the century-old fountain at the entrance of Lincoln Park. Sculptor Pierre J. Cheron designed the fountain, and it was dedicated in 1911.
Also recognizing: Nicholson and Galloway, Inc. and Helena Ruman Architects.
J. Owen Grundy History Award
Named after the late Jersey City historian, this award recognizes work chronicling the history of Jersey City.
E. Jan Kounitz for his fifteen years of photo documentation of residents in the Heights through his books Me-Hood and Dogs and their People.
Preservation Month Sponsors
Platinum: Dixon Leasing
Gold: Zakalak Restoration Arts; Silverman
Bronze: Christie Engineering, PC; Building and Land Technology (BLT)