Although we couldn’t gather in person for our annual Historic Preservation Awards event, we were not about to let a year go by without celebrating the places that matter to Kansas City.

Even in difficult times, preservation advocates continue to fight for the places that make Kansas City vibrant, sustainable, and resilient. Despite current circumstances, we came together virtually as a preservation community to celebrate places saved, and shine light on the accomplishments of those involved.

The 2020 Historic Preservation Awards celebration was an evening full of inspiration, real preservation, and real success – within a virtual setting. The event showcased sixteen award-winning projects that honored our past.

View the Program video

View the written Program HERE.


“Without a doubt, the Preservation awards are HKC’s favorite event of the year. It’s the time we kick back and bask in the glow of all of our winner’s efforts to enhance our historic neighborhoods and buildings” said Greg Allen, President, Historic Kansas City.

The Preservation awards highlighted numerous historic preservation efforts that occurred in the Kansas City area in the year 2020. “It is an honor to congratulate our award winners,” said Lisa Briscoe, Executive Director, Historic Kansas City. “The winners exemplify the finest historic preservation projects from 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.”

Preservation takes time, care, and vision. All of our winners dedicated long days and nights and problem-solved unexpected pitfalls to see these projects through from start to finish. From rundown to restored. From forgotten to flourishing!

The Historic Preservation Awards took place virtually on Thursday, November 11th at 5:30 pm. Finalists were selected from nominations received from historic preservation supporters, prior award recipients, community leaders, and leadership from Historic Kansas City. The awards were announced before a live audience.



Rosin Preservation

Rosin Preservation brings to the table more than 60 years of professional experience working with a broad spectrum of preservation projects and issues. Our clients are building owners interested in financial incentives, such as tax credits, that support their rehabilitation projects; public agencies who are using historic resources as a planning and economic development tool; and entities that need to comply with federal, state and local preservation regulations.


Our firm’s core focus is to provide the most complete professional service possible to every one of our customers. Our design approach begins with careful listening of our clients’ specific goals and objectives, individual needs and wants, and their wishes that is carried out through each phase of the architectural process.

Marvin Windows

Marvin has been solving historic rehabilitation challenges for decades—collaborating early on with architects, facilities managers and general contractors; reviewing products and options; navigating the National Parks Service guidelines; discussing window specifications with local historic commissions; and attending field testing.

Midwest Cast Stone

Midwest Cast Stone is proud to be a 30+ years proven innovative custom cast stone provider and partner to the construction industry. We guarantee the quality of our work by providing a 10 Year Limited Warranty on our products. Our custom cast stone product, as well as our numerous projects for repeat customers, speak for themselves.