St. Petersburg, FL — The Preserve the ‘Burg Preservation Awards took place Wednesday, April 28 at the historic Palladium Theater, kicking-off Historic Preservation Month in May.
The Preservation Awards recognize the people, associations, and businesses helping to preserve, restore and reuse the historic buildings and places that play a key part in St. Petersburg’s unique sense of place.
Held every other year, PTB’s Preservation Awards honor homeowners, businesses, and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding effort to preserve historic structures in St. Petersburg or in highlighting the city’s history or special character.
New in 2022, Preserve the ‘Burg presented the Maureen Stafford Excellence in Preservation Award, which recognizes an individual or organization with a proven track record of excellence working to renovate and restore historic properties in St. Petersburg.
Preservation Award winners are chosen from nominations submitted by the public, winners are selected by a PTB’s Awards Committee.
The 2022 Preserve the ‘Burg Preservation Award Winners are as follows:
Compatible Design – Local Historic District:
700 31st St. N, Allen Campbell & Craig Hepworth and Domain Homes
Compatible Design – Non-designated Historic Neighborhood:
Hughey Home, 750 2nd St. N, Pam and David Hughey, EDAD Studio
Maureen Stafford Excellence in Preservation Award:
New Light Restoration, owner Trevor Seiders
Union Trust Bank, All Trades Historical Restoration
Renovation/Restoration – Residential
2710 2nd Ave. N, Andrew & Starr Blaser
Renovation/Restoration – Institutional
St. Petersburg High School, Pinellas County Schools/Rowe Architects/Creative Contractors
Renovation/Restoration – Commercial
Bodega on Central Smalley-Green Auto Building, 1180 Central Ave.; Blake Whitney Thomspon, George & Debbie Sayegh (owners)
Renovation/Restoration of a Historic Landmark
Floridian Theater, Kevin Chadwick
Adaptive Reuse – Residential
American Baptist Church of the Beatitudes, 801 28th Ave. N., Bluewater Builders/Jason Sanchez
Sense of Place – Community Storytelling
The Jack Kerouac House of St. Petersburg, Ken and Gina Burchenal
Sense of Place – Community Asset
Polish American Society, Roger Telschow and Monika Smolarczyk
Accessory Dwelling Unit
2500 Burlington Ave. N, Zach Curry
Historic Sign Restoration
Ferg’s/World Liquors, Mark Ferguson
“Sophie and Zack at Sunken Gardens”, Children’s Education Project; Sunken Garden Forever Foundation (SGFF)
Howard Knapp, Then & Now Facebook Posts
Preservationist of the Year
Burt and Carol Kline, Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Association (HONNA)
Preservation Legacy/Lifetime Achievement
Howard Fenford Hansen
To see a full list of current and past winners, visit https://www.preservetheburg.org/preservation-awards. To learn more about Preserve the ‘Burg, visit preservetheburg.org/.
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Preserve the ‘Burg is the City of St. Petersburg’s local authority for cultural and historical preservation. The organization’s mission is to educate, advocate, and celebrate for keeping St. Petersburg special. Preserve the ‘Burg accomplishes this through programs and conversations to align city officials, businesses, developers, and community members on the preservation and management of historic properties and neighborhoods. Preserve the ‘Burg is an incorporated 501(c)3 organization comprised of an all-volunteer board of directors, a full time Executive Director, and several part-time staff members.