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LFPR - May 17, 2019 - 0 comments

SAVANNAH, GA – 1 P.M. Friday, May 17, 2019 Today, at the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, Historic Savannah Foundation (HSF) continued its month-long celebration of preservation with its annual Preservation Awards Luncheon. The local nonprofit organization presented awards to individuals and organizations whose contributions demonstrate excellence in preservation throughout Savannah and Chatham County.

During the luncheon, generously sponsored by K Machine Industrial Services, LLC, and KEIM Mineral Coatings of America, Inc., the organization recognized the following nineteen projects:

  • 245 Bull St.

Hansen Architects

  • Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 120 Bull St.

Hansen Architects

  • 521 East Bolton St.

Stephen & Elizabeth Mears

  • Factors’ Walk, 115 East River St.

Savannah Construction and Preservation

  • Owens-Thomas House, 124 Abercorn St.

Telfair Museums

  • 4744 Fairfax Dr.

Hallett and Co.

  • Curry-Miller-Byrd Boarding House, Izlar Ave. on Tybee Island

Heath & Elizabeth Shelton

  • Beach Institute Double Cottage

Heath & Elizabeth Shelton

  • Fort Screven Commissary, Van Horne Ave. on Tybee Island

Dave & Martha Makel

  • 110/112 West 32nd St.

Carroll Construction

  • 111 West Gordon St.

Carroll Construction

  • 223 East Jones St.

Sottile and Sottile

  • Armstrong-Kessler Mansion, 447 Bull St.

Sottile and Sottile

  • 602 East Montgomery St.

Amy Lee Copeland & Christopher Rouse

  • Savannah Spirits Chop House, 120 Whitaker St.

JTVS Builders

  • La Scala Ristorante, 119 East 37th St.

Jeffery Downey & Donald Lubowicki

  • 105 East 29th St.

Bloomquist Construction

  • 121 East Gwinnett St.

Alchemy Restoration

  • 20 West Jones St.

Homeline Architecture

“Our organization is honored to present these deserving individuals, properties, and businesses with preservation awards commending their dedication to preserving our community. They truly embody HSF’s mission of saving buildings, places, and stories that define Savannah’s past, present, and future,” said HSF President and CEO Daniel Carey. “Demonstrated by this year’s range of winners, three of whom received two awards each, HSF’s preservation efforts are not limited to downtown. HSF fulfills our mission throughout all of Chatham County, including Tybee Island and many different areas including the Victorian, Starland, Moon River, and Thomas Square Streetcar historic districts.”

Preservation Award nominations are judged on the following general criteria:

  • Quality and degree of difficulty of the nominee’s project
  • Degree to which the nominee’s project or effort is unusual or pioneering, or serves as an example that influences good preservation practices
  • Demonstrable or measurable impact of nominee’s project on the community

For more information about HSF, please visit, or to learn more about the Preservation Awards, visit


For media inquiries, please contact Hollie Barnidge at hollie@lesleyfrancispr.comor 912-272-8651 or Lesley Francis at lesley@lesleyfrancispr.comor 912-429-3950 or the team at 912-417-LFPR (5377).