The following property owners received a Mayor's Heritage Preservation Award, for their demonstrated ‘best practice’ preservation, restoration, or renovation work that reflects a commitment to the quality and characteristics of a heritage property
12th Annual Mayor's Heritage Preservation Award Winners (2015)
Award Winner and People's Choice Award Winner:
Name: Melanie and Joseph Simpson
Property: 109 Erie Street South, Merlin
Work Performed: This home was moved from Wheatley to Merlin in 1932. Original stained glass transom windows, floors and dormers are original. Clapboard and porch replicas to match original architectural style.
Nominator: Brad Eagen
Name: Gerald and Anita VanLith
Property: 22088 Clachan Road, Orford Township
Work Performed: Garage addition, use of reclaimed brick to match the house colour and replaced the glass in all the house windows with triple thickness and reused the original frames.
Nominator: Marion Matt
Name: Greg and Kelly Guy
Property: 6308 Middle Line, Raleigh Township
Work Performed: Complete renovation of 1912 house. Work included installation of original trim, refinished fir floors, reconstruction of porch including brickwork and tongue and groove pine floor.
Nominator: Lynn Russell
Name: Brad and Donna Eagen
Property: 22026 Clinton Street, North Buxton
Work Performed: Restoration of the bell and steeple of the former North Buxton Baptist Church.
Nominator: Ron Vanrabaeys
Name: Michael and Melanie Fry and Stephen and Stephanie Keating
Property: 124 William Street South, Chatham
Work Performed: Adaptive re-use and renovation of former Chatham Baptist Church. Retention of stained glass windows, pipe organ. Exposed original wood ceiling.
Nominator: Marlee Robinson