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Preservation Award

Bronxville Historical Conservancy Preservation Award


Honors individuals, organizations and businesses that have strengthened the historic fabric of our community through their exceptional commitment to preserving an understanding of its rich past and unique character.  Projects that demonstrate excellence in preservation, restoration, and conservation in the Village of Bronxville are recognized for this award.  Award Categories include: Architectural Restoration; Conservation of Architectural Elements; Renovations and Additions; Garden and Landscape Design; Craftsmanship and Fine Art; Preservation of the Historical Record; and Stewardship and Advocacy

Nominations are accepted by the Conservancy January 1 of each year through November 1.  The project must be complete at the time of submission.  Self-nominations are welcome.  For more information and entry details, please click here.

2019 PRESERVATION AWARD WINNER –  Olinda and John Simon

John and Olinda Simon were recognized for the Restoration of their Elm Rock Road Residence. The large stone and shingle Dutch Colonial was built in 1904 on the site of one of Bronxville’s early farms. In 1992, John and Olinda Simon purchased the home where they raised their family. In 2016 the house suffered a devastating fire. The Simons turned this disaster into an opportunity to restore the home as closely as possible to the original 1904 design. The award recognized the Simon’s extraordinary accomplishments in restoring the property and determined it a paragon for architectural restoration within the village.

2018 Preservation Award Winner – The Bronxville Public School

Recognizing the Bronxville Public School for its interior renovation of the Bronxville High School auditorium, the Conservancy’s 2018 Preservation Award was presented to Dr. Roy Montesano, superintendent of the Bronxville school at the December Annual Meeting. The Preservation committee believed that the renovated auditorium strongly demonstrates sensitivity to, and compatibility with, the original 1922 design and overall aesthetic, and exhibits a seamless interior integration with the building.

2017 Preservation Award Winner – The Bronxville Public Library Art Collection

In December 2017, the year’s Preservation Award was presented to Sarah Normand, chair of the board of trustees of the Bronxville Public Library on behalf of the Bronxville Public Library’s art collection. The art collection was selected as a demonstration of excellence in stewardship, as well as preservation, restoration, and conservation. “This award is particularly meaningful in that it recognizes ‘stewardship,'” remarked Normand. “So many community members over the years played a part in the restoration, cataloguing, appraisal, security, and overall conservation of this collection.” She thanked members of the Friends of the Library, the trustees of the library, and curator Jayne Warman for their efforts in preserving this important collection of American paintings, drawings, sculpture, etchings, and prints and securing Bronxville’s history as an art colony.

2016 PRESERVATION AWARD WINNER – Houlihan Lawrence

At the 2016 BHC Annual Meeting and Holiday Party, the Bronxville Historical Conservancy presented the 2016 Preservation Award to the Exterior Restoration of the Prescott Farm Gate Lodge, Historic Headquarters of Lawrence Enterprises, currently the 4 Valley Road office of Houlihan Lawrence.

2015 PRESERVATION AWARD WINNER – Peoples United Bank

The Bronxville Historical Conservancy presented Peoples United Bank the 2015 Preservation Award inThe Conservation of Architectural Elements  Category to Peoples United Bank for their restoration of the 1920s Gramatan National Bank clock.