Sumner Library and the new Guthrie among 2007 Heritage Preservation Award winners

Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development Department (CPED). The awards are given annually to exemplary projects, individuals, and community organizations that celebrate and enhance the heritage and historic character of Minneapolis.

Day Block, former home of Frank’s Plumbing received the 2007 Adaptive Reuse (Historic Property) Award.

The Malcolm Willey House, a landmark property in southeast Minneapolis, won for its historic restoration.

The nominations were judged by a jury of six professionals representing the program sponsors: The Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission .

The awards go to the year’s best achievements in transforming historic properties, buildings, or landscapes in ways that respect the past while incorporating both new and old elements. Projects were judged on their careful attention to the quality of design, architecture, workmanship, and materials as well as their positive impact on the surrounding neighborhood and community.

The 2007 award winners are:

Adaptive Reuse of a Historic Property: Westin Minneapolis – Farmers and Mechanics Savings Bank
90 South 6th Street

Adaptive Reuse of a Historic Property: Day Block (formerly known as Frank’s Plumbing)
1101 Washington Avenue South

Community Education Award: "Building at a Crossroads"
Documentary Film about the Sears/Midtown Exchange Project

Community Education Award: SaveBlock5.org
Block-level preservation efforts in south Minneapolis

Steve Murray Award for Individual Contribution to Local Preservation: Amy Lucas

New Construction in a Historic District: The New Guthrie Theater
818 South 2nd Street

Interior Rehabilitation of a Landmark Property: Sumner Community Library
611 Van White Memorial Boulevard

Exterior Restoration of a Landmark Property: Fire Station 13
4201 Cedar Avenue South

Historic Restoration of a Landmark Property: Malcolm Willey House
255 Southeast Bedford Street

Good Luck and Godspeed: Fusion Historic (former Abbott Hospital Buildings)
110 East 18th Street

CPED provides preservation related services within Minneapolis local government. Visit the Historic Preservation Commission site for more information on the awards and the May 17 awards ceremony.

Published May 11, 2007