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8 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 2022 – SAVANNAH, GA – Earlier this evening, Historic Savannah Foundation (HSF) continued their month-long celebration of preservation in the Savannah community with their annual Preservation Awards at the Charles H. Morris Center. As attendees enjoyed dinner, drinks and music, the nonprofit organization presented awards to individuals and organizations whose contributions demonstrate excellence in preservation throughout Savannah and Chatham County.

“We are thrilled to honor the people and organizations who preserve Savannah’s history and bring recognition to their hard work,” said Sue Adler, HSF’s President and CEO. “We are so grateful to the recipients of our Preservation Awards for keeping the history and visitor appeal of Savannah alive. I’d also like to say thank you to all of our staff and sponsors for making this evening one to remember.”

During the awards ceremony, Historic Savannah Foundation recognized seven projects and individuals, including:

  • Nichola Parker Coe Volunteer of the Year winner: Briana Grosicki; Consultant at Ethos Preservation

  • Restoration Project: 920 E. Anderson Street/ Emma Miscally House
    Owner: Matt Eberle
    Contractor: Eco Friendly Contracting


  • Restoration Project: Fort Screven; Building 135a
    Owner: Steve Buckner & Libby Bacon
    Contractor: Cory Scoville, Cory Scoville Construction


  • Restoration Project: 229 MLK, Jr. Blvd./Clark Hall
    Owner: Savannah College of Art and Design
    Architect: J. Anthony Hensley, SCAD
    Contractor: Landmark Preservation, LLC

  • Restoration Project: 1813-1821 Bull Street/Persse Pharmacy and Corner Store 
    Owner: Matthew Allan, Matthew Allan Homes
    Architect: Josh Ward, AIA, Ward Architecture + Preservation
    Contractor: Jeff Whitlow, Whitlow Construction Co.

  • Restoration Project: Savannah City Hall/Third Floor Rehabilitation
    Owner: City of Savannah
    Architect: Keith Howington, Greenline Architecture
    Contractor: Landmark Preservation, LLC


  • Restoration Project: Georgia Historical Society Research Center
    Owner: Georgia Historical Society
    Architect: Lynch Associates Architects
    Contractor: JTVS Builder, Inc.


The Historic Savannah Foundation received some wonderful submissions for these awards, and the organization is grateful for each and every entry.

Preservation Award nominations were judged by an independent, all-volunteer jury selected for their expertise in the realm of architecture, preservation and design. The jury used the following general criteria:

  • Quality and degree of difficulty of the nominee’s project
  • Degree to which the nominee’s project or effort is unusual or pioneering, or serves as an example that influences good preservation practices
  • Demonstrable or measurable impact of nominee’s project on the community

HSF’s 2022 Preservation Awards are made possible by our sponsors: Corcoran Austin Hill Realty, Brooks Construction Group, LLC, C.S. Hurd Electrical, Ethos Preservation, Holton Plumbing, Inc., Landmark Preservation, LLC, Tharpe Engineering Group, Wright Square Bistro, Lesley Francis PR and Savannah Bike Tours.

Historic Savannah Foundation, a leading nonprofit preservation and cultural institution, saves buildings, places, and stories that define Savannah’s past, present, and future. Following its formation in 1955, the organization started a Revolving Fund to save endangered historic properties, now totaling 410 buildings throughout several of Savannah’s historic districts. HSF continues to build capacity within its operations, secure new financial resources, improve its image and visibility, and increase public policy efforts to protect Savannah’s historic districts. For more information about the work of the Historic Savannah Foundation, visit




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