2020 Greater Erie Awards Announced During Preservation Month

When the planning committee members began work on the 2020 Greater Erie Awards last year, they never guessed that, nine months later, our community and communities around the globe would be dealing with a pandemic. No one did. But, it’s thanks to this nearly year-long planning effort that Preservation Erie is still able to recognize the great work happening in Erie City and County in the midst of a stay-at-home order.

The Greater Erie Awards is Preservation Erie’s signature annual event. The awards program is used to recognize individuals, businesses or organizations that are exceptional stewards of the physical and cultural landscape that is Greater Erie. The awards reception, which typically takes place in or around May, National Preservation Month, also includes a keynote address given by an acclaimed lecturer in the fields of historic preservation and urban planning.

This year, in lieu of an event, we are using Preservation Erie’s website and Facebook page to announce awardees throughout the month of May. Twelve awards covering four categories – Adaptive Reuse, Preservation Excellence, Education and Advocacy, and Planning – are being given in 2020, and we plan to announce three per week for the next four weeks.

Please join us in acknowledging twelve amazing projects that are contributing to the greatness of our region by liking, commenting, and sharing our blog and social media posts. Let’s show them some love!

2020 Greater Erie Awardees

Amos Judson House for Adaptive Reuse (Announced May 5, 2020)
Bastion Studios for Adaptive Reuse (Announced May 7, 2020)
Goodell Gardens & Homestead Bank Barn for Preservation Excellence (Announced May 9, 2020)
Community Shelter Service’s Cochran House for Adaptive Reuse (Announced May 11, 2020)
Union City Borough’s Historic Preservation Plan for Planning (Announced May 13, 2020)
Erie Times News for Education and Advocacy (Announced May 15, 2020)
Mayor’s Office & Erie City Council for Education and Advocacy (Announced May 18, 2020)
Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority for Education and Advocacy (Announced May 21, 2020)
Church of the Nativity for Preservation Excellence (Announced May 23, 2020)
Grace Church for Adaptive Reuse (Announced May 27, 2020)
Jeff Kidder for Preservation Excellence (Announced May 29, 2020)
Performing Artists Collective Alliance (PACA) for Preservation Excellence (Announced June 3, 2020)

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