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See the List of Recipients of NKY River Cities Excellence in Historic Preservation Awards

Winners of the River Cities Excellence in Historic Preservation Awards will be honored Thursday evening at Covington's Trinity Episcopal Church (326 Madison Avenue, 6:30 p.m.).

The free and public event is hosted by Bellevue, Covington, Ludlow, and Newport. A news release says the awards are to honor the recipients for the "great rehabilitation work they have done as stewards of historic homes and commercial buildings".

Organizers say one of the goals of the event is to learn about the award-winning properties and how these preservation projects help revitalize our communities.

This ceremony is held every May during National Historic Preservation Month, a month-long campaign that celebrates the diverse and unique heritage of our country's cities and states and enables more Americans to become involved in the growing historic preservation movement.

"Covington, Newport, Bellevue, and Ludlow have amazing historic architecture," said Beth Johnson, historic preservation officer for the City of Covington.  "Our collection of historic buildings is probably some of the best in the region, if not the country. These awards give us the opportunity to celebrate not just our architecture, but more importantly the dedicated people responsible for their rehabilitation, preservation, and reuse."

Covington Winners Include:

Exterior Restoration-Residential: 802 Main Street, Greg Schneider

Exterior Restoration-Mixed Use/Commercial: 141 W Pike Street, Parish Kitchen

Rehabilitation- Residential:  805 Greer Street, Stefanie C Adams

Rehabilitation- Adaptive Reuse/Commercial: 119-121 E 4th Street, Jackson Law Firm

Stewardship: 322 E 3rd Street, The Daniel Carter Beard House- Marc Hult and Lisa Filipovich

Karen and Peter Rafuse Memorial Award: Walter Pagan

Newport Winners Include:

Exterior Restoration: 510 E. 2nd Street- Jason Madden 

Porch & Facade Restoration: 522 E. 2nd Street, Mik & Linda Meyer 

Storefront Restoration:  901 Washington Ave., The Crazy Fox Saloon 

Rehabilitation- Adaptive Reuse: 111 E 6th Street, Southgate House Revival

Bellevue Winners Include:

Adaptive Reuse: Mackey Advisors 601 Fairfield Ave.

Ludlow Winners Include:

Trinity Presbyterian Church (orig. St. Boniface Church) 316 Adela Avenue

Ellis-Gartner Residence (orig. Latta House) 254 Latta Avenue

Circus Mojo (orig. Ludlow Theater) 326 Elm Street

Photo: Christopher Jackson Law Building. See RCN's story about the rehab by clicking here and take a photo tour by clicking here.