• 521-23 Caroline Street

  • Barry McGhee, City Archivist

  • 1601 Caroline Street

  • 1200 Prince Edward Street

  • 400 Charles Street

Recognizing Local Preservation

HFFI acknowledges the individuals and groups that have made exceptional contributions to Historic Preservation in the Fredericksburg region.


Learn about Fredericksburg’s Award Winning Preservation

The Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc.’s Preservation Awards program has proven to be an effective tool in promoting broader awareness and appreciation for the value of preservation. It highlights the social and economic benefits, and encourages responsible stewardship of the Rappahannock region’s unique historic places and resources.  Presented during HFFI’s Annual Membership Meeting, the awards recognize individuals or groups for notable contributions made to preservation during the previous year and/or over the course of a lifetime.  Recipients are honored for a wide variety of contributions, including, for example:

  • Projects demonstrating exceptional craftsmanship
  • Restoration, rehabilitation, and/or adaptive reuse of historic structures and landscapes
  • Sensitive new construction
  • Innovative efforts in the areas of advocacy, outreach, and education


Annual Preservation Achievement Awards

Awards acknowledging achievements from the past year include the E. Boyd Graves Preservation Awards, President’s Award, Lillian D. Reed Volunteer Award, Dr. Edward Alvey, Jr. Education Award, and Susan Ford Johnson Historic Preservation Award in Honor of Prince B. Woodard, (given to a deserving University of Mary Washington graduating senior).

E. Boyd Graves Preservation Award of Excellence

Publicly recognizes notable preservation achievements made by groups or individuals during the previous year that contribute to the protection, understanding, appreciation, and revitalization of the Fredericksburg region’s history and historic resources. Originally known as the Preservation Achievement Award, the name was changed in 1988 to honor the late E. Boyd Graves; a founding member of HFFI, for his many years of service to local preservation and the instrumental role he played in the protection, restoration, and adaptive reuse of some of Fredericksburg’s most recognizable historic landmarks, including, most notably, the Silversmith House (813 Sophia Street) in 1962.

President’s Award

Presented to an individual, group, organization, or agency that demonstrates notable leadership and initiative in support of preservation in the Fredericksburg area during the previous year.

Dr. Edward Alvey, Jr., Education Award

Recognizes significant contributions made by individuals or organizations to the advancement of preservation-related education. It honors Dr. Edward Alvey, Jr. (1902–1999), a former Dean (1934–1967) and Professor of Education (1967–1971) at Mary Washington College, and a past president and honorary director of HFFI.

Susan Ford Johnson Historic Preservation Award in Honor of Prince B. Woodard

Given to a graduating senior at the University of Mary Washington who has demonstrated superior academic achievement and made significant contributions to preservation efforts in the Fredericksburg area.

Lifetime Preservation Achievement and Service Awards

Others awards, including the Pillars of the Community Award, President’s Award, and the Executive Director’s Special Recognition Award, honor individuals and groups for notable lifetime accomplishments and dedicated service to historic preservation.

The Pillars of the Community Award

Presented in memoriam to individuals in recognition of their lifetime commitment and notable contributions to historic preservation in the Fredericksburg area.

Director’s Special Recognition Award

Recognizes individuals for long, faithful, and dedicated service to HFFI and the cause of preservation in the Fredericksburg area.


Click here for more information on nominating a property for an HFFI Preservation Award

Previous HFFI Preservation Award Winners

E. Boyd Graves Preservation Award

Patrick Gay (Simply Home)

For his sensitive rehabilitation of the historic home at 616 Prince Edward Street

Project Location: 616 Prince Edward Street

607-609 Amelia


Jeanette & Nicholas Cadwallender

For the efforts to restore and rehabilitate the historic Rowe House at 801 Hanover Street

Project Location: 801 Hanover Street

801 Hanover         801 Hanover old


David Berreth, Beate Jensen, and David Ludeker

For their exemplary efforts to restore and preserve the historic Fannie Roots House

Project Location: Gari Melchers Home & Studio Belmont Estate, Falmouth

Fannie Roots-after


Redstone Properties, Inc. (Bradley A. Rapp)

For the preservation and adaptive reuse of the mid-20th century building at 607-609 Amelia Street

Project Location: 607–609 Amelia Street

Prince Ed

President's Exceptional Service Award

National Park Service, Friends of Chatham

For their joint efforts to preserve, restore and interpret the historic Chatham estate and landscape

Chatham Gardens


Lieut. Col. David K. James, VaARNG, Ret.

For leading the effort to restore the Model 1841 six-pound canon, “Old Sam,” as a memorial to those who served in Fredericksburg’s local militia

DavidJames        Canon

Executive Director's Special Recognition Award

Dovetail Cultural Resource Group

Kerri S. Barile, Ph.D., President
Michael Carmody, Vice President

For their generous support of archaeological research at the Marshall-Bell Kiln Site (513 William Street)

Kiln-Virginia     Kiln-Dig  Dovetail

Lillian D. Reed Volunteer Award

Bernice Kenneweg

For her dedicated service in support of the Mary Washington House Gift Shop and the Washington Heritage Museums organization

Kennewig


Barry McGhee

For his many years of service as the archivist for the Fredericksburg Circuit Court and his tireless efforts to preserve the city’s historic court records

McGhee

Pillars of the Community Award

Maureen Kefauver (1946-2014)

In memoriam for her generous support and many important contributions to HFFI and local preservation

Maureen

E. Boyd Graves Preservation Award

William E. Glover and Jeannie P. Dahnk

For their sensitive renovation of the late-19th century home at 1601 Caroline Street.

Project Location: 1601 Caroline Street

1601 Caroline-1 1601 Caroline-2


Hilldrup Properties, Inc.

For the sensitive rehabilitation and adapted reuse of the historic building at 521 and 523 Sophia Street

Project Location: 521 & 523 Sophia Street

521-23 Sophia


John H. Reid

For the sensitive repairs made to the historic stone retaining wall, chimney, roof, and fence at 1210 Princess Anne Street

Project Location: 1210 Princess Anne Street

1210 Prin Anne-11210 Prin Anne-2


Susan M. Johnston

For the historically sensitive rear addition made to the historic home located at 1316 Caroline Street

Project Location: 1316 Caroline Street

1316 Caroline -11316 Caroline -2

Executive Director's Special Recognition Award

City of Fredericksburg

For their support of archaeological research at the Riverfront Park site

Riverfront Park

Executive Director's Exceptional Service Award

Emily Taggart Schricker

For her dedication and extraordinary work in support of HFFI and local preservation

Taggart Schricker

Lillian D. Reed Volunteer Award

Jan Waltonen

For her quality research work and many contributions to the HFFI Marker Committee

Pillars of the Community Award

Mr. Robert James Grogan (1952-2014)

In memoriam for his efforts, as editor of Front Porch magazine, to promote awareness, appreciation, and the preservation of our community’s colorful past and diverse historic places

Grogan


Paula S. Felder (1927-2012)

In memoriam for her lifelong dedication and many important contributions to the study and interpretation
of Fredericksburg’s past

Felder

Free Lance-Star Image, 2007

E. Boyd Graves Preservation Award

Elizabeth Lontz and Craig W. Sincock

For their exemplary stewardship of the historic building at 520 Caroline Street

Project Location: 520 Caroline Street


Francis P. and Sally Valentino

For preserving and restoring the historic building at 702 Princess Anne Street

Project Location: 702 Princess Anne Street

Valentine award-2012


Benjamin and Kathryn Wafle

For the sensitive rehabilitation of the historic building at 415 William Street

Project Location: 415 William Street

415 William

President's Exceptional Service Award

City of Fredericksburg

For their efforts and collaboration in support of local preservation

FredericksburgSEAL

Executive Director's Special Recognition Award

The Fredericksburg Cemetery Company

For their continuing efforts to protect and preserve the historic Fredericksburg City Cemetery

Project Location: 1000 Washington Avenue

City Cemetery


Washington Heritage Museums

For their continuing efforts to protect and preserve four of Fredericksburg’s most significant historic landmarks.

Project Location: 1020 Caroline Street, 1304 Caroline Street, 12oo Charles Street, 1300 Charles Street

WHM

Lillian D. Reed Volunteer Award

Nancy Bruns

For her dedication and support of Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc.

Nancy Bruns

Pillars of the Community Award

Dr. Robert C. Wheeler, II

In memoriam for his dedication and many important contributions to local preservation.

Dr Wheeler

E. Boyd Graves Preservation Award

Diana and Robb Almy

For the sensitive interior renovation of their historic home at 123 Lee Drive (Braehead)

Project Location: 123 Lee Drive

Braehead awards 2012


Mr. Michael Degen

For preservation and renovation of the historic building at 1200 Prince Edward Street

Project Location: 1200 Prince Edward Street

Excellence in Craftsmanship Award

Richard Crickenberger, President, R M Crickenberger Construction, Inc.

For his masonry skills and exemplary rehabilitation efforts at two of HFFI’s preservation easement properties.

813 Sophia Street (Silversmith House) ~ Chimney repairs (2011)

813 Sophia- award

706 Caroline Street (Visitors Center) ~ Exterior masonry wall repairs (2011)

visitors center award

President's Award

The Economic Development Authority (EDA)

For their efforts to revitalize the city’s Downtown Historic District

Include the JumpStart! Fredericksburg grants program, the Downtown Façade Improvement Matching Grant Program, sponsorship of the Frazier Associates Façade Survey of Downtown Fredericksburg, and initiating the Main Street Program exploratory discussions.

EDA Award

Lillian D. Reed Volunteer Award

Bobbie Blalock

For her dedication and selfless efforts in support of HFFI.

Bobbie Blalock award

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