2016 Preservation Awards Announced

The Eureka Springs Presrvation Society, in conjunction with the Eureka Springs Historic District Commission and the Eureka Springs Historical Museum, presented Ozark Cultural Revival Celebration, on Thursday, May 26, 2016, 6:30pm.  The Celebration was part of the 2016 Arkansas Heritage Month, "Arkansas Arts: Celebrating our Creative Culture."  Gordon Norrell, musician and historian, presented a lively program on the roots of traditional Ozark music and dialects.

 

During the program, the 2016 Preservation Awards were announced.  The awards honor historical preservation projects of merit completed in 2014.

  • Outstanding Restoration of a Residence
    • 32 Elk Street, Ronnie Fanning and Jim Holt
    • 10 White Street, Peggy Kjelgaard
  • Outstanding Renovation of a Business
    • 104 North Main Street, Mountain Eclectic, Paul Aulgur and Jack Bratt
  • Outstanding Preservation Craftsmanship
    • A & M Roofing, Dennis Alexander, Dustin Alexander, and Daniel Alexander
  • Outstanding Improvement of a Public Building
    • 532 Spring Street, Eureka Springs Park and Recreation Office

Preservation Society board members are pleased to honor the contributions of these citizens to the historic heritage of the community.

ESPS Presents 2015 Preservation Awards

During the May 28, 2015, Preservation Rejuvention Celebration, the Board of Directors of the Eureka Springs Preservation Society proudly presented awards for historic preservation projects completed in 2014:

  • Outstanding Restoration of a Residence
    • Greg and Kathy Hughes, 212 Spring Street
    • Thomas and Judy Thorpe, 15 Kings Highway
  • Outstanding Renovation of a Business
    • ​William King and John Rankine, 2 Pine Street
  • ​Outstanding Preservation of Craftsmanship
    • Travis Holloway, Holloway Construction Inc.
  • ​New Construction that Blends with Historic Eureka Springs
    • Douglas and Beverly Breiting, 58 Hillside Avenue
    • Charles and Karen Plebanek, 34 Pine Street
    • Carol Ryan, 36 Pine Street

ESPS Honors 2014 Award Winners

Celebrating 36 years of historic preservation, 1978 to 2014, the Eureka Springs Preservation Society honored members of the community for 2013 preservation projects at their Annual Awards Ceremony, held June 26, 2014, in the Grand Hall of the Grand Central Hotel.

 

Receiving awards at this event included:

     Improving A Site, Ken Ketelsen, Fresh Farm to Table Fresh, 179 North Main Street

     Historic Preservation Through Craftsmanship, Penny Pemberton, Pemberton Painting

     Restoration of a Residence, Frank Green, 61 Mountain Street

     Outstanding Service through Historical Research, Glenna Booth

     Outstanding Preservation through Media, Sandy Martin and Kimberly Stryker, Procomm Eureka

     Special Recognition for Ongoing Contribution to Preservation in Eureka Springs, Elise Roenigk, 1886

             Crescent Hotel and Spa, Basin Park Hotel

 

Following the awards presentation, participants enjoyed viewing several of the Eureka Springs Historic Street Vignettes, mini-documentaries centered around the fifteen interpretative signs on Main and Spring Streets., utilizing historic photographs and narrative to explain the history of Eureka Springs neighborhoods.  These presentations are available to the public through the use of QR codes. on smartphones.

 

Social and refreshments ended the evening's program.

2013 Preservation Award Winners Announced

The Eureka Springs Preservation Society presented its 2013 Preservation Awards at their Annual Meeting, held May 16, 2013, in the Grand Hall of the Grand Central Hotel. 

 

Receiving awards were:

 

Improving a Site

     James and Teresa DeVito, 5 Center Street

 

Restoration of a Building for Business

     Ryan and Rachel Brix, Percy's Pet Grooming & Spa, 188 North Main Street

 

Restoration of a Residence

     Dan and Mary Hebert, 2 Howell Street

     Wayne Franks and Michael Fultz, 172 Spring Street

     Bob and Sandra Blank, 8 Armstrong Street

 

New Building That Blends with Historic Eureka Springs

     Michelle Taylor, 30 Owen Street

 

Outstanding Service Through Historical Research

     Suzanne Williams

 

Outstanding Preservation Society Member

     Gary Boller

  

Special Recognition for Ongoing Contribution to Preservation in Eureka Springs

     Lynn and Linda Bridwell, Grand Central Hotel and Spa

2012 Preservation Awards Announced

Suzanne and Archie Ryan, longtime ESPS members, receive their Outstanding Preservation Society Member award from Dee Bright, president.

The Eureka Springs Preservation Society held their 34rd Annual Spring Meeting on  June 18, 2012, in the Grand Hall of the Grand Central Hotel.

 

With pride, preservation awards were presented for:

 

Restoration of a Residence-

Benjamin and Theresa Achor, 27 Benton Street

Restoration of a Residence and Phoenix Award-

Ken and Debbie Davis, 5 Summit

Restoration of a Building for Business-

Cottage Caboodle, Rob and Linda McFarlin, 11 North Main Street

Outstanding Historical Event-

Celebrate the Springs, Eureka Springs Parks and Recreation and Springs Committee

Outstanding Community Event-

White Street Walk, Zeek Taylor, Eleanor Lux, Mary Springer

Outstanding Preservation Society Members-

Archie and Suzanne Ryan

Improving a Site-

Peggy Kjelgaard and Roger Shepperd, 10 White Street

Improving a Site-

Charles and Sandra Templeton, 15 Eugenia Street

Special Recognition for Promotion of Beautification-

Eureka Springs Garden Club, Pat Messer, President

Special Recognition for Stewardship of a Eureka Springs Landmark-

Penn Memorial Baptist Church

Outstanding Organization benefiting Eureka Springs-

Eureka Springs Downtown Network

 

A special award, A Eureka Treasure!, was presented to DonE Allen, in recognition of his exemplary stewardship of Eureka Springs parks, thus improving the quality of life for all Eurekans.

2011 Preservation Awards

The Eureka Springs Preservation Society held their 33rd Annual Spring Meeting on  May 10, 2011, jointly with the Eureka Springs Historic District Commission.

 

With pride, preservation awards were presented for:

 

Restoration of a Residence-

Bill Rubley, 246 Spring Street

Restoration of a Building for Business-

The Stone House, 89 North Main Street

Rescuing a Condemned Property-

Kevin Click, 237 North Main Street

Outstanding Historical Event-

Eureka Springs Downtown Network

Improving a Site-

Purdy Art Company, 157 North Main Street

Improving a Site-

Jim Walden, 7 Washington Street

New Building that Blends with Historic Eureka Springs-

Planer Hill Park and Ride Welcome Center, 177 South Main Street