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Photos: River Cities Excellence in Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony

Last evening, the winners of the annual River Cities Excellence in Historic Preservation Awards were recognized at a ceremony at Corpus Christi Apartments in Newport.

The Cities of Covington, Newport, Bellevue, Ludlow, and Dayton were all a part of the celebration.

For the first time, the River Cities collectively presented an award, The River City Hero Award, to Carl Fox for identifying stolen historic windows on eBay and contacting local police that resulting in the windows being returned to the homes they were stolen from. 

Here's a rundown of this year's winners:


Exterior Restoration - Residential: Shotgun Row, Center for Great Neighborhoods

For a story about this project and how it helped improve a neighborhood once riddled with crime, click here.

Exterior Restoration - Mixed-Use/Commercial: The CoSign Project, The Haile Foundation and American Sign Museum

For a story about the CoSign project in Covington, click here.

Rehabilitation - Residential: Market Street Lofts (209-211 W. Pike Street), Orleans Development

For a story about the Market Lofts development, click here.

Rehabilitation - Mixed-Use/Commercial: Bouquet Restaurant (519 Main Street), Stephen Williams

Stewardship: Historic Linden Grove Cemetery, Rick Ludlum


Rehabilitation Residential: 644 Linden Ave- JF II Corp/ Brett Zyromski, Owner

Rehabilitation Adaptive Reuse: 601 Overton Street- Heather Byer

Historic Restoration: 822 Park Ave.- Brian & Jenn Malone

Legacy Commercial: 647 Monmouth St.- Heritage Bank
Historic Craftsman: Herbert Hambuch

Leader in Preservation: Ed Kohrs (posthumous)

Stewardship: 318 Division Street, Sacred Heart Church/Divine Mercy Parish


Charlie Tharp Preservation Award: Tina Neyer


Dave and Joetta Hines Residence, 411 Closson Court

Josh Boone Residence, 423 Elm Street

Cluster renovations:

Lesley Amann, 208 Adela Avenue

Tom and Joy Amann, 210 Adela Avenue

Brandon and Becky Amann, 214 Adela Avenue

Staff report/Photos by Brian Frey, RCN photographer

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