28 Mar Award Winning Preservation Initiatives Announced by Historic Beaufort Foundation
Contact: Maxine Lutz
Award Winning Preservation Initiatives Announced by Historic Beaufort Foundation
Twelve awards recognizing exemplary preservation work in the National Historic Landmark District were given by Historic Beaufort Foundation at its 50th Annual Meeting recently.
The Foundation’s top award, the Howard E. Danner Award for Lifetime Achievement in Historic Preservation, went to master craftsman Beekman Webb for forty years of hands-on preservation both in Beaufort’s historic district and throughout Beaufort County. Danner was the founding president of HBF.
The Santa Elena Foundation was awarded the Maj. George Osterhout Archaeological Stewardship Award in recognition of significant achievements or landmark efforts in support of Beaufort County’s archaeological heritage. Osterhout conducted the first investigation of the Santa Elena settlement.
Ten projects and their owners, architects and contractors were recognized with Historic Preservation Honor Awards celebrating successful historic preservation projects in the Historic District. For the Anchorage: Amy and Frank Lesesne and Allison Ramsey Architects. For 915 Craven Street: Tabernacle Baptist Church, John Crouch and Gerald Neal Construction. For 711 Duke Street: Ken Bergman and Mike Sutton Construction. For 803 Scott’s Street: Michele Prentice, Josh Gibson and Sean Rye, contractor. For 1107 West Street: Jeremiah Smith, owner and architect.