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Bristol Virginia Historic District Preservation Award Committee Seeks Nominations For Annual Award

February 22, 2016

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Historic District Preservation Award in the City of Bristol, Virginia.

Residential and commercial properties within the city’s five historic districts whose owners/developers have engaged in high-quality preservation or maintenance projects are eligible to be nominated.

The Historic District Preservation Award Committee plans to award one property in each of the five historic districts, which are: Euclid Avenue Historic District, Solar Hill Historic District, Virginia Hill Historic District, Bristol Warehouse Historic District, and Bristol Downtown Commercial Historic District.

“Well-maintained properties are key to vibrant, safe, and productive neighborhoods.”, according to Catherine Brillhart, Committee Chair. “The Historic District Preservation Award program encourages maintenance and renovation of neighborhood and downtown properties, which positively impacts the growth of economic development and employment opportunities in the City of Bristol, Virginia.”

The annual award program was announced in 2014 to encourage excellence in preservation and thereby decrease blight in the City. The 2014 Flagship Award was presented to Pleasant Hill, the residence of Bristol Historian V. N. "Bud" Phillips. Last year's 2015 award recipients were Dr. James & Brenda Otis (Virginia Hill District), Mr. & Mrs. Bill Thomas (Euclid Avenue District), and Mr. & Mrs. Jack Mullins (Solar Hill District).

The 2016 award recipients will be recognized at a ceremony in May to coincide with National Historic Preservation Month.

Nomination forms and submission guidelines are available online at the City’s website, For ease of nomination, the public is encouraged to use the convenient online nomination form. However, an interactive version of the form may also be completed online, then printed, and mailed or hand-delivered. The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2016.

For additional information, contact Catherine Brillhart, Chair of the Historic District Preservation Award Committee, at catherine.brillhart@bristolva.org or (276) 591-6952.