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Recognizing extraordinary citizens who conducted excellent projects and programs, an enthusiastic audience celebrated recent preservation triumphs on October 14 in Gaithersburg. Six Montgomery County individuals and groups were honored this year with presentations by public officials, historians, and admirers.

The Awards continued MPI’s tradition of combining friendliness and good food with recognition of excellent projects and programs. Public officials, local historians, and others familiar with each awardee presented heartfelt descriptions in person and on video. In the words of one attendee, “The Awardees were so deserving…. All went seamlessly without a hint of all the work that went into it.” All gathered at historic Grace UM Church were impressed with the great preservation work occurring in Montgomery County.

Elrich with 2022 Awardees
County Executive Marc Elrich with 2022 Awardees

Congratulations to the 2022 awardees:

Michael Dwyer award to Sandy Wright and David Therriault for preservation and adaptive reuse of the historic Franklin Veirs house in Poolesville as a bakery, cafe, and restaurant at Locals Farm Market

Poolesville "Locals"
Poolesville “Locals” describe their project; presenter was Councilmember Marilyn Balcombe

Award to James and Dale Sloan for sensitive renovation and enlargement of their early 20th-century bungalow in the Historic District of Takoma Park

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Takoma Park awardees Dale and Jim Sloan celebrate with Councilmember Kate Stewart

Award to Zach Ransom and Boy Scout Troop 496 for an historically appropriate reconstruction of the outhouse behind the 1895 Boyds Negro School

Scout Zach Ransom
Scout Zach Ransom charms audience; Del. David Fraser-Hidalgo presented Zach’s certificate

Award to architect Miche Booz for adaptive reuse of a 1920s one-car garage in Brookville as a modern cottage

Architect Miche Booz
Architect Miche Booz posed with certificate presented by Councilmember Dawn Luedke

The County Executive’s Award to Historic Takoma’s African-American Oral History Project for its efforts to preserve and share memories of life in the Black community through interviews and production of three videos.

Susan Schreiber
County Executive’s award to Historic Takoma was received by project leader Susan Schreiber

The Montgomery Prize to the Montgomery Countryside Alliance for more than 20 years of educating the public and creating programs in the Agricultural Reserve that defend and maintain the Reserve as an agricultural area and preserve the historic rural landscapes of Montgomery County, Maryland

Montgomery Countryside Alliance
Montgomery Countryside Alliance earned The Montgomery Prize

View more information on MPI’s Preservation Awards

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