The Santa Monica Conservancy held its annual meeting and Preservation Awards on Sunday Feb 24 in the former Associated Telephone Company building near the main library. The art deco structure and the restoration taking place represent just the kind of projects the conservancy has supported since 2002.
The non-profit is currently in a capital fundraising campaign in hopes of raising $100,000 to support the historic “shotgun house” and a unique curriculum in local schools. For more on the Conservancy click here.
Accepting the Conservancy’s President’s Award was William and Lenore Lambert for their stewardship of the Biedler-Heuer Building at 2701 Main Street and erecting a historic plaque describing its significance.
Conservancy President Carol Lemlein with Lenore and William Lambert
The team that restored the Isaac Millbank House at 236 Adelaide received the Restoration Award for their effort on this iconic Craftsman built in 1911. The restoration included extensive research based on the original design and finish materials.
The Renovation Award went to owners of a modest, single-story Craftsman built in 1915 with a restored exterior and beautifully modernized inside. The award was accepted on Sunday by owners John Given, Daphne Dennis and the team of architects.
Hank Koning, Julie Eizenberg, Margaret Bach, John Given and Daphne Dennis
Accepting the award for Adaptive Reuse was NMS Properties and Killefer Flammang architects for the preservation of a World War II Quonset hut. The historic structure at 8th and Broadway has become a focal point for a new mixed-use complex.
Wade Killefer, Barbara Flammang, Carol Lemlein and Ria Valas.
For their efforts to preserve the “Chain Reaction” sculpture near the Civic Center, Jerry Rubin and David Conrad were given the Advocacy Award. For more on the project visit www.conradprojects.com.