MPI Preservation Awards

Montgomery Preservation Awards
Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett with 2013 Montgomery County Awards for Historic Preservation award winners. Photo: Clark W. Day

Montgomery Preservation and Save Our Seminary hosted the 2013 Historic Preservation Awards on March 28, 2014, at the National Park Seminary Ballroom in Forest Glen. This year we honored Peggy Erickson (outstanding leadership, creativity and public outreach on behalf of Montgomery County’s newly created Heritage Tourism initiative), the owners of Retirement Farm (stewardship), four residential restorations in Forest Glen and Takoma Park, Montgomery Modern Web Site (special achievement in education/media), and an addition to a historic residence in Kensington. The Montgomery Prize was presented to Clare Lise Kelly in recognition of her 25 years of exemplary professional and public service toward protecting County historic resources.

Clare Kelly The Montgomery Prize was presented to Clare Lise Kelly.

Retirement Farm House The 1843 Retirement Farm house was restored to its original fieldstone exterior by its present owners.

Peggy Erickson Peggy Erickson was reconized for outstanding leadership, creativity and public outreach.

Dutch Windmill
One of three Seminary houses rehabbed by private owners

 

 

 

 

Advocacy

Letter to Council President Rice and Members of the County Council, March 13, 2014 from MPI President Eileen McGuckian
FOR THE PUBLIC HEARING RECORD, PARKS PROPERTIES – 2/25/14-3/14/14
This additional submission for the public hearing record addresses all of the nomina-tions of park-owned properties for historic designation. In the three minutes allocated for oral testimony, Montgomery Preservation Inc. (MPI) could not adequately present the rationale behind the unanimous support of its Board of Directors for all eight properties. ...
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Letter to Council President Rice and Members of the County Council, March 12, 2014 from MPI President Eileen McGuckian
FOR THE PUBLIC HEARING RECORD, WHEATON YOUTH CENTER – 2/25/14-3/14/14 Montgomery Preservation Inc. (MPI) welcomes your concern about funding for maintenance of County-owned historic resources; it is indeed a major lack in the budget. Nonetheless, MPI asks for flexibility, that you keep the Wheaton Youth Center (WYC) standing and in full use as the new facility design goes forward over the next two years. ...
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There are many ways you can support MPI's preservation efforts. Become a member of MPI or donate to the Wayne Goldstein Memorial Fund or the Robert P. Davis Memorial Fund.