Portsmouth Advocates Seeks Award Nominations 2019

2018 Portsmouth Advocates Award

2018 Portsmouth Advocates Award Recipients

Since 1989 Portsmouth Advocates has honored individuals and projects which enhance the city’s unique historic character and make Portsmouth a better place to live and work. On November 21, 2019, Advocates will continue this tradition by presenting awards to exceptional individuals and projects completed over the last year.

For the first time, Portsmouth Advocates is soliciting award nominations from members of the public. Do you know of a project, homeowner, organization, or developer, doing great things? Let us know!
Submissions must be received by October 11, 2019.

To submit an award nomination, please include a brief description of the project, and no more than three photos, via e-mail to advocates@portsmouthhistory.org Submissions must be received by October 11, 2019. All projects must have occurred within the City of Portsmouth.

Awards will be judged on compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and overall contribution to maintaining Portsmouth’s historic character.

Award categories include:

  1. Restoring the Integrity of a Resource: A substantial project to bring a historic property back to the way it appeared at a specific period in time by using documentation to guide the process; or a significant research effort (i.e. archaeology) that enhances the understanding of that historic property. Note: for this category, please submit “before” and “after” photos, if available.
  2. Sensitive Maintenance of a Historic Property: This award honors the unsung heroes who invest time, effort, and resources to maintain their historic buildings, structures, or landscapes.
  3. Rehabilitation of a Historic Property: Reusing a historic building, structure, or landscape in a way that maintains its historic character while adaptively reusing the property to suit a new use. Note: for this category, please submit “before” and “after” photos, if available.
  4. Compatible New Construction: Examples of a new building, structure, or landscape that respects its historic context while being discernible and compatible with its surroundings.

Help us celebrate the good preservation work that is happening in Portsmouth and nominate a project today!

Formed in 1980, Portsmouth Advocates was established to “promote the maintenance of the historical and architectural integrity of the structures and cityscape of the City of Portsmouth.” In 2012 Portsmouth Advocates became part of Portsmouth Historical Society.