Green Bay Historic Preservation Commission Seeks Nominations for 2014 Awards Program
Do you know someone who has restored an old building in Green Bay? The Green Bay Historic Preservation is now taking nominations for the 2014 awards to be given out at a ceremony in May. The awards are judged by the Commission in several categories:
1) Residential Rehabilitation, in which someone has restored a period home in a manner representative of the original styling.
2) Adaptive Reuse, in which an old building has been restored in sympathy with its historic period or architectural style, even if the current function of the building is not the same as its historic function (i.e. an old house restored as a business).
3) Culturally Significant would indicate a building that has contributed to or exemplifies cultural trends in the City of Green Bay.
4) Architecturally Significant would indicate a building that exemplifies a certain architectural style or is the work of a well-known architect.
5) Socially Significant would indicate a building that was and might still be important to the social life of the city.
6) Historically Significant would indicate a building that played an important role in the history of Green Bay, or exemplified part of Green Bay history.
Archeological sites may be considered under 3) Culturally or 6) Historically Significant. Use the Nomination Form found on the HPC page of the City of Green Bay website, http://greenbaywi.gov/HistoricPreservation/nominationform, to submit your favorite. Be sure to look through the listing of past award winners on the HPC web page to see if it has already been recognized. Nominations should be submitted to the Green Bay City Hall, Room 200, no later than 12:00PM, Monday, March 10, 2014.
Mayor Schmitt remarks, “Historic preservation is a key component to downtown revitalization. I look forward to celebrating the efforts of our residents and businesses to keep Green Bay’s history alive.”
For more information, contact Historic Preservation Commission Chairman Roger Retzlaff: 920-362-3840. For a comment from the Mayor, contact Andy Rosendahl: 920-448-3006.