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Historic Preservation Award Winners Announced

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Posted: 25th Apr 2017

Winners of the 2017 Oil Heritage Region Historic Preservation Awards have been announced and will be recognized at an Awards Ceremony which will be held on Saturday, May 20 at Scheide Hall inside the First Presbyterian Church at 216 North Franklin Street in Titusville, PA.

The winners are: Henderson Electric in Titusville; Oil Valley Real Estate Partnership in Titusville; PennDOT District 1-0, for the Rehabilitation of the Center Street Bridge in Oil City; Hyde House – Titusville YWCA; Oil Region Alliance for reconstruction of the Tarbell House; and Franklin Historic Preservation Association for restoration of the Civil War Monument in Bandstand Park in Franklin, PA.

The awards will be presented at a ceremony following a catered dinner that will conclude a day-long Preservation Workshop that will feature tours of historic homes and buildings and talks on historic preservation. The award winners may attend a tour and reception at Farmers National Bank and then the banquet as guests of the Oil Region Alliance and the sponsors of the Historic Preservation Awards. Sponsors of this year’s Awards are the Crawford County Historical Society; Friends of Drake Well; Oil City Heritage Society; Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry & Tourism; Titusville Historical Society; Titusville Renaissance, Inc.; the Venango County Historical Society; and the Venango Museum of Art, Science & Industry.

The awards program recognizes rehabilitation and restoration efforts undertaken during the past five years involving buildings or other structures that are at least 50 years old; individuals may be recognized for their service or commitment which promotes the preservation of the built environment. Recipients are selected from among the nominations received from the public, interested observers, and property owners.

Reservations are required for the reception and the banquet; deadline to register is May 12. To make your reservation or for more information about either the Preservation Workshop or the Historic Preservation Awards program, please contact Toni Kresinski, Project Manager, at (814) 677-3152 x 110 or

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