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Annual Preservation Award

This award annually recognizes and acknowledges an adaptive reuse, renovation, and completed act of preservation on either a residential or commercial building within City limits.

The restoration and preservation of Mebane’s historic neighborhoods, downtown, and underutilized buildings create jobs, provide housing, promote tourism, stimulate private investment, and conserve energy and resources. To acknowledge and celebrate a single act of preservation will allow Mebane to highlight projects that provide examples of best practices in building reuse and historic preservation.

Eligibility: Individuals, businesses, organizations, and government whose efforts have resulted in significant contributions to the preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, adaptive reuse, or interpretation of Mebane’s architectural heritage are eligible for the award. The project is to have been completed within the last 12 months of the nomination submission.

Nominations: Nominations may be submitted throughout the year. The award will be announced by October 15 and presented the third Monday of the month of October at a free and public program held at the museum.

Nomination requirements:

A completed nomination letter emailed, mailed, or delivered to the Mebane Historical Museum.

  • Tell us when your building’s renovation began.

  • When it was completed.

  • The full address of the building.

  • What the renovation entailed. If the use of the building has changed due to the renovation or restoration, please explain.

  • Any supporting documentation

  • “Before” and “After” photos, if available.  

  • There is no fee for submitting.

  • Self nominations are encouraged.

Previous Winners

2014: Freshwater Grocery Store

2015: Taylors Law Firm / Benjamin Franklin Mebane House

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