Historic Kansas City is very pleased to announce our 2018 Preservation Award Winners

Historic Kansas City is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2018 Historic Preservation Awards. The Preservation Awards highlight numerous historic preservation efforts that occurred in the Kansas City area in the year 2018. HKC feels that the long-term quality and character of a community is directly related to its willingness to identify, protect, and enhance those historic places that define and differentiate it. That is why we host the Preservation Awards, in order to celebrate and bring awareness to those companies and individuals who help preserve these unique historic places for future generations.

The 2018 Historic Preservation Awards took place at The Westport Plexpod in Kansas City, Missouri on Wednesday, March 27th at 6:30 pm. The final award winners were announced before an audience of owners, industry leaders, and representatives from around the Kansas City metro. Nominee finalists were selected from nominations received from historic preservation supporters, prior award recipients, community leaders, and leadership from Historic Kansas City.

“It is an honor to congratulate all the 2018 award nominees,” said Lisa Briscoe, Executive Director, Historic Kansas City. “The nominee finalists exemplify the finest historic preservation projects from the across the metro area. We applaud the dedication and passion of the hundreds of individuals working at these iconic properties and neighborhood reinvestment initiatives that keep the stories alive from the past.”

Recipients are as follows:

Category 1 Best Adaptive Re-Use
• St. Mary’s Church/Police Athletic League, 800 N. 5th Street (KCK) – Excellence Award
• Traders on Grand/The Grand Apartments, 1125 Grand Blvd – Excellence Award
• Norman School Lofts, 3514 Jefferson Street – Honors Award
• Interstate Building/Holiday Inn Express, 417 E. 13th Street – Merit Award

Category 2 Best Preservation Practices
• Kemper Arena/Hy-Vee Arena, 1800 Genessee Street – Excellence Award
• Hotel Savoy/21C Museum Hotel, 219 W. 9th Street – Honors Award
• University Club/Kansas City Club, 918 Baltimore – Merit Award

Category 3 Contemporary Design in a Historic Context
• Pabst Building/Crossroads Hotel, 2101-2107 Central Street – Excellence Award
• St. Peter’s Church/Multipurpose Space, 701 E. Meyer Boulevard – Honors Award

Category 4 Neighborhood Stabilization Award
• Blenheim School Apartments, 2411 East 70th Terrace – Excellence Award
• Campbell Baking/Wonder Shops + Flats, 1108 E. 30th St. – Honors Award
• Rock the Block – Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City – Merit Award

Category 5 Craftsman Award
• Structural Engineering Associates, Boley Building Façade – Excellence Award
• Tudor Woodworks, Savoy Grill Millwork Restoration – Honors Award
• Joe Munson, Savoy Bar Restoration – Honors Award

Category 6 Richard Nadeau Award for Organizational Achievement
• KC Home Rehabber Loan Fund – ALTCAP and Legal Aid of Western Missouri

Category 7 Jane Flynn LEADERSHIP Award
• City Councilwoman Katheryn Shields

Category 8 George Ehrlich Award
• Michael C. Kathrens – Author: Kansas City Houses 1885-1938