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The Society for Historic American Homes has joined with artist, Leisa Collins, to recognize restoration excellence in privately owned homes built prior to 1945. Leisa Collins and the Society share a passion to inspire the preservation and restoration of homes across the United States and believe recognizing the accomplishments of private home owners is pivotal to achieving this mission.

With this award, we wish to recognize deserving individuals around the country who have set a stellar example of historic restoration through their efforts, skills or craftsmanship with regard to their historic home.

The Award

The Award consists of a framed original Leisa Collins pen and watercolor painting of the home the individual has restored or brought back to life. The Society will recognize the award winner with a gift of membership and a feature story in Society newsletter. The awardee is presented with the original painting by the artist during a presentation outside or in the vicinity of their award-winning project.

Media will be notified and the event promoted so as to draw attention to and promote the cause of historic preservation broadly.

The Awardees

Recipients of the award are decided through nominations and consultations with local historic societies, civic and community groups and experts dedicated to historic preservation and building awareness regarding the beauty of historic architecture.


Nominations are now open for deserving recipients. The 2016 Award Nomination Form may be downloaded at www.HistoricAmericanHomes.org/documents/2016CS_Nomination.doc

Completed nominations should be emailed to Society President, Richard Lawson at rich@HistoricAmericanHomes.org

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