Thursday, May 28, 2009, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre, 54 Journal Square, Jersey City - Public Gala To Fete Practitioners of Historic Preservation & Legends in the Field


Thursday, May 28, 2009, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre, 54 Journal Square. Tickets are $25 at the lobby door and include illustrated slide presentation, open buffet, wine, coffee and dessert, live music by the Larry Banks Jazz Ensemble, and a private tour of the theatre. For more information contact JCLC VP John Hallanan at 201-456-0486 or


This award, bestowed upon three property owners, recognizes the recent restoration and rehabilitation of a building, structure or object which exemplifies a high regard for the resource’s historical and architectural integrity.

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1) To Miles Poindexter and Lycel Villanueva for the artistic restoration of 175 Pine Street, a circa-1871 Second Empire vernacular homestead located in the Lafayette neighborhood of Jersey City.

Lycel Villanueva, Architect of Record. Vieira Construction, Inc.,, Carpenters. Miles Poindexter and Lycel Villanueva, Interior Painting. Cassio Souza, Exterior Painting. Chris Medrano, B & C Floor, Bamboo Wood Flooring. Ricky Singh, Ornamental Metal. Tom Bayani, Electrician.

To view related YouTube documentary films, please follow the links below.

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2) To the City of Jersey City for the historically accurate restoration of the Anna Cucci Memorial Council Chambers, City Hall, 280 Grove Street.

Holt Morgan Russell, Architects of Record. EverGreene Architectural Arts, Paint Analysis, Restoration and Replication under the supervision of Susana Falconi.

To view related YouTube documentary films, please follow the links below.

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3) To Our Lady of Czestochowa Church in the Paulus Hook section of Jersey City for the complete stabilization and restoration of two circa-1911 masonry, terra-cotta and copper spires.

Thomas A. Fenniman, Architect of Record. Herbert Rose, Inc./Rosenwach Tank, Engineers & Contractors. Nassar Shabo/Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, Consultant.

To view related YouTube documentary films, please follow the links below.

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This newly established award category recognizes a recent adaptive re-use project that creatively combines historic fabric with contemporary construction. The aesthetic, structural and mechanical transformation of the original site is expressed through an architectural addition that dramatically respects, retains and completes the old.


To Brunelleschi Construction LLC of Jersey City for the imaginative adaptive re-use of the former Calco Chemical Company (1915) ink dye factory, now known as M650 Flats, 650 Montgomery Street, McGinley Square, Jersey City.

Minervini Vandermark, Architects of Record. Brunelleschi, Structural Steel, Framing, Concrete and Underpinning. FPV Contractor, Facade Conservation. Arias Electric, Electricians. Haddad Plumbing & Heating, Plumbers. Diamond HVAC, HVAC.

Learn more about the M650 FLATS project and Brunelleschi >

To view related YouTube documentary films, please follow the links below.

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The Preservation Initiative Award recognizes individuals, organizations, institutions or corporations that initiate and carry out plans - mostly against great odds - to preserve physical fabric and monuments that can never be replaced.


To the Jersey City-Harsimus Cemetery Board of Trustees for their efforts in restoring and raising awareness about the threatened circa-1831 Jersey City-Harsimus Cemetery, 435 Newark Avenue, Jersey City.

To learn more about their amazing efforts, go to >


Named after Jersey City’s late influential preservationist, the Theodore Conrad Preservationist Award recognizes local grassroots historic preservation efforts.


To Marcia Adams and the Madison Avenue Block Association in recognition of their tireless, consistent efforts in raising awareness about the historical and architectural significance of the 19th-century Madison and Bramhall Avenues brownstone residential district.


Named after the city’s late historian, the J. Owen Grundy History Award recognizes work that chronicles, through a written or visual medium, Jersey City history.


To James A. Percoco, author of Summers with Lincoln, and the Lincoln Association of Jersey City, in timing with the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln.

Order Summers with Lincoln >

Learn more about the Lincoln Association of Jersey City >


The Jersey City Legend Award is given to someone, who through his or her experience, embodies the history of Jersey City.


To Viggo B. Rambusch, Honorary Chairman and Senior Project Manager of the 111-year-old Rambusch Decorating Company, for his decades-long managerial and artisan roles in the world famous decorative arts firm.

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