48th Preservation Awards at Franklin Theatre

Heritage Foundation, Franklin TN

The Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County will commemorate nearly a half century of preservation work at their 48th Annual Meeting and Preservation Awards Tuesday, May 19 at the Franklin Theatre.

Each May, the non-profit organization uses the evening to recap the past year’s accomplishments, honor new board members and celebrate outstanding historic preservation projects. The public is invited to the meeting at the historic venue, which will kick off with a reception at 5:30 p.m. with an awards presentation following soon after.

The annual event, which falls during National Historic Preservation Month, will recognize property owners whose visions have helped the Foundation protect and preserve historic structures. They include both residential and commercial rehabilitations, as well as new construction projects that complement the historic character of the
community.

Taking home the top honors at last year’s ceremony were GRAY’S on Main and the Harris-McEwen Home, downtown Franklin properties that nabbed the Overall Winner awards for commercial and residential rehabilitation, respectively. In addition, the Heritage Foundation recognized nearly two dozen separate projects at the 2014 banquet that demonstrated the value of preservation. To see those winners, go to  www.historicfranklin.com. This year’s properties were nominated by outside parties, or submitted by owners. To learn more about the Foundation’s work or about the 2015 event, go to www.historicfranklin.com.
The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to protect and preserve the architectural, geographic and cultural heritage of Franklin and Williamson County and to promote the ongoing economic revitalization of downtown Franklin in the context of historic preservation.

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