Hurricane Katrina destroyed half of The City of Biloxi’s landmark properties. City leadership is seeking nominations for the 2012 Historic Preservation Awards.
Of the city’s 160 designated landmarks, 60 were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Since than, the city has awarded landmark status to a number of additional properties.
All nominations must be submitted by Friday, May 11th, and awards will be presented in at the Biloxi Visitors Center on May 31st. Nominees do not have to live in Biloxi but the preservation efforts being recognized by the award should have taken place in Biloxi.
Bill Raymond, Biloxi Historical Administrator said “New additions such as the Biloxi Visitors Center, the new Biloxi Public Library and the Biloxi Civic Center go a long way in helping maintain the architectural character of our city but we also want to recognize and encourage those individuals, businesses and organizations who are protecting, promoting and restoring our architectural history, cultural history and traditions.
Awards in past years have been given to homeowners for restoration efforts, professional preservationist, as well as individuals for volunteer work to promote our City’s diverse cultural heritage.”
[Click Here] to obtain an award form from the city website.
For more information, email email@example.com. or contact Raymond at (228) 435-6280.
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This column was prepared by Hank Richards, nextooze.com writer for the Gulf Coast Restoration and press pool reporter for the British Petroleum Recovery Program.
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