Landmarks presents Preservation Honor Awards

Submitted photoThomasville Landmarks presented its annual Preservation Honors Awards to 10 nominees.

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. 

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