Friday, November 30, 2012
Renewal projects receive Roanoke Valley preservation awards
The Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation recognized a variety of restoration efforts.
The Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation presented awards Thursday to restaurants, a renovated service station, downtown lofts, a restored locomotive, a garden club and the Fitzpatrick family for their work encouraging preservation and restoring older buildings.
The list of award winners:
-- 116 West Marketplace on Church Ave., Carlin's Amoco on Williamson Road, the Woolworth Building on Campbell Avenue, the River House development in the Wasena neighborhood, River and Rail Restaurant on Crystal Spring Avenue and the Lofts at West Station on Salem Avenue, which were all cited for adaptive reuse.
-- 1222 Campbell, for renovation.
-- Habitat for Humanity, for renovation and compatible in-fill development in the Hurt Park and Old Southwest neighborhoods.
-- The Chesapeake Western diesel engine 662 at the Virginia Museum of Transportation, for restoration.
-- The Mill Mountain Garden Club, for environmental stewardship of Mill Mountain Park.
-- The Fitzpatrick family, including Helen Fitzpatrick and sons Beverly Jr., Eric and Broaddus, for lifetime achievement.
Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation President Alison Blanton said the diversity of award winners demonstrate the "vibrancy" of preservation efforts in the Roanoke Valley. She also noted that two winners -- 1222 Campbell Ave. S.W., and Mill Mountain -- were previously listed on the group's "endangered" list.