Time to Nominate Your Preservation Project?

6th Street USO, Hattiesburg (1942). Significant as the only USO club in the state for African American soldiers during World War II, the USO building was recently re-restored after damage from the 2012 Hattiesburg tornado.

6th Street USO, Hattiesburg (1942). Significant as the only USO club in the state for African American soldiers during World War II, the USO building was recently re-restored after damage from the 2012 Hattiesburg tornado.

It’s that time of year to prepare nominations for the annual Best of the South award, given by the Southeastern Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians to the best preservation or restoration project in the South.

Mississippi has been well represented in the past, winning the award for Beauvoir in Biloxi (2009), Hattiesburg’s 6th Street USO Club (2010), and last year, the Charnley-Norwood House in Ocean Springs. Maybe you know of a project in your neck of the woods that deserves recognition across the region?

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

2015 Best of the South Award

The Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians seeks nominations for the Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture Award. This annual award honors a project that preserves or restores an historic building, or complex of buildings, in an outstanding manner and that demonstrates excellence in research, technique, and documentation. Projects in the twelve-state (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia) region of SESAH that were completed in 2013 or 2014 are eligible.

Nominations should consist of no more than two typed pages of description, and be accompanied by hard copy illustrations and any other supporting material. A cover letter should identify the owner of the project, the use of the building(s), and the names of all the major participants of the project.

Send three (3) copies to

Paige Wagoner Claassen

2608 Chesterfield Avenue

Charlotte, NC 28205

Questions: paigewagoner@gmail.com.

Deadline: July 1, 2015.

For more information about the award and SESAH, visit http://www.sesah.org

Pasted from <http://sesah.org/opportunities/>

Charnley-Norwood House . East Beach in Ocean Springs. (Photo by Susan Ruddiman/Mississippi Heritage Trust)

Charnley-Norwood House. East Beach in Ocean Springs. (Photo by Susan Ruddiman/Mississippi Heritage Trust)



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