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Awardees & Presenters of the 2020 Historic Preservation Awards

2020 Awardees & Presenters

Nine Montgomery County individuals and groups are honored recipients of 2020 Historic Preservation Awards this spring. Each recipient restored or rehabilitated a building or otherwise advanced local history and historic places. The annual event, sponsored by Montgomery Preservation (MPI), showcases outstanding achievements in the private, non-profit, and public sectors in Montgomery County. For the second year during the pandemic, the awards have been captured in a creative movie posted on YouTube (posted below).

Awards were presented by County Councilmembers, State legislators, the County Executive, and other public officials. Extraordinary citizens from all corners of the County were honored by their peers for restoration and adaptive re-use projects, stewardship and educational programs, and advocacy that led to preservation success.

Restoration of Historic Outbuilding at Rockville Cemetery
Awardees: Peter Allen, contractor, Rockville Cemetery Association, Inc.
Presenter: County Councilmember Sidney Katz

Rescue and Rehabilitation of Historic Barn, Ashton
Awardees: Ali Azimi Bolourian & Ahmad Azimi Bolourian
Presenter: County Councilmember Will Jawando

Addition to 7410 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park
Awardees: Merlin Hughes & Catherine O’Sullivan, owners; Paul Treseder, architect
Presenter: County Council President Tom Hucker

Adaptive Re-use of early 20th c. industrial Building, Brookeville
Awardees: Miche Booz, architect; Tim & Julie Hussman, owners
Presenter: Maryland Delegate Craig Zucker

Rehabilitation of Cider Barrel Roadside Attraction in Germantown
Awardee: Laura Richman
Presenter: County Councilmember Craig Rice

Lifetime Achievement for Chronicling & Teaching the History of Bethesda & Chevy Chase for almost 70 years
Awardee: William Offutt
Presenter: County Council Vice President Gabe Albornoz

I Have Started for Canaan: The Story of the African American Town of Sugarland Awardees: The Sugarland Ethno-History Project
Awardees: Gwendora Reese, Suzanne Johnson, & Jeff Sypeck
Presenter: Bob Hines, 2019 Awardee

Awardee: Helen C. Wilkes, Activist for Kensington Spaces & Historic Places
Presenter: Rich Madaleno, Chief Administrative Officer, Montgomery County

Comprehensive Project to Rehabilitate the Upton Darby House & Seneca/Poole Store, Archaeology, & Educational Materials in Seneca Landing Special Park
Awardee: M-NCPPC Montgomery Parks
Presenter: Marc Elrich, Montgomery County Executive

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