Historic Preservation Award Winners

Winters Building

Richmond is recognizing individuals, organizations, businesses, and agencies whose contributions demonstrate outstanding commitment to excellence in historic preservation, local history and promotion of the city’s heritage. This year’s award recipients: George Coles for preserving the history of Richmond and for being an Inspirational Educator; Steve Gilford for his book “Build ‘Em by the Mile, Cut ‘Em off by the Yard.” Steve Gilford is a filmmaker, writer, and historian who specializes in the history of Kaiser Permanente as well as in the life and times of Henry Kaiser; East Bay Center for the Performing Arts for the rehabilitation of the Winters Building at the at the corner of 11th Street and MacDonald Avenue; Rosie the Riveter Trust for the rehabilitation of the Maritime Child Development Center; and Richmond Museum of History for collecting and preserving Richmond’s history. The Richmond Historic Preservation Commission and the National Park Service is inviting interested persons to attend the Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony 5 p.m. on Monday, May 7th in the Richmond City Council Chambers. The ceremony will be followed by a reception across the plaza at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium lobby. The reception will be catered by the Contra Costa College Culinary Department and there will be a no-host bar. For information contact Hector Rojas, at (510) 620-6662.
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