Thomasville Landmarks hosted its annual Preservation Honor Awards Thursday, June 21, at the TOSAC Storefront Theatre. Ten nominees were recognized for their efforts to preserve, promote, and protect the historic built environment of Thomasville and Thomas County.
Contributing Addition Award — Given for achievement in new construction, landscaping, or community projects
Mr. Lucas Stewart for the Ethel Building at 116 North Broad Street
The City of Thomasville for the Amphitheatre and Trailhead
All Saints’ Episcopal Church for the Addition of the Apse
Award of Merit — Given for the improvement of important historic resources
Mr. and Mrs. Mitch Brown for 337 South Norton Street, Boston
Thomasville History Center for the Joyner-Calloway House
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Sweezey for the Joyner-Pittman House
Award of Stewardship — Given for the long term care of a significant historic property
The City of Thomasville for the uncovering of the downtown brick streets
Award of Outstanding Achievement — Landmarks’ highest honor, given for excellence of accomplishment in historic preservation
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Goodman for the Ball House
Introducing the Miller-Jinright Award — Named for Mr. William Miller and Mr. Russ Jinright, whose hands-on preservation efforts in Thomasville have made an indelible mark on the community.
Mr. Willis Wise for 314 East Washington Street
Mrs. Sharlene Celaya Cannon was specially recognized as the recipient of the Marguerite Neel Williams Award for her 20 years in dedication to preserving the historic downtown as Main Street Director. The Awards Committee was comprised of Mrs. Katie Chastain, Mr. William Edwards, Mr. Roy Lilly Jr., Ms. Martha Reynolds, and Mr. Spencer Young.
Thomasville Landmarks is a non-profit, member-supported organization dedicated to the preservation, protection and promotion of the architecture, history and heritage of the Thomas County area. Everyone in the community is invited to join the organization and become a supporter.
For more information, visit www.ThomasvilleLandmarks.org.