[UPDATE] Valdosta Preservation Awards

By: Gabrielle Sarann Email
By: Gabrielle Sarann Email

Valdosta, Georgia - May31, 2011

A south Georgia city announces the winners of its Historic Preservation Awards.

The city of Valdosta has honored the Smith-Briggs Building" on Patterson Street with its Outstanding Achievement Award.

Built in 1861, the structure is one of downtown Valdosta's oldest commercial buildings.

"They have done a beautiful job restoring the exterior without losing the architectural historic integrity of the building," says architect Celine Gladwin.

Other Valdosta buildings recognized for being revitalized include 103 and 311 South Patterson Street.


The city of Valdosta is accepting submissions for its Preservation Awards Program.

Anyone can nominate an organization, company or person whose rehabilitated an area house or building that's at least 50 years old.

But the structure must be in Valdosta's historic district, from Park to Savannah Avenues.

"It tells us that they're doing a great job and protecting our historic fabric, our historic buildings that make-up the character of our community," said Emily Foster, the special projects historical preservation planner for the city of Valdosta.

The submission deadline is April 1.

The four categories are as follows:
- Award of Outstanding Achievement
- Award of Distinguished Merit
- Award of Stewardship
- Award of Achievement for a Contributing Addition tot he Community

For a description of these awards visit www.valdostacity.com

To apply, send a one-page description of why the person or organization you're nominating should be chosen.

Valdosta Preservation Awards Planning & Zoning Division
PO Box 1125
Valdosta, GA 31603-1125

For questions, contact Emily Foster at (229) 259-3563.

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