Preservation North Dakota seeks nominations for the annual 3 Most Endangered Places List as well as the Success Story and Honor Awards. Nominations are due April 15, 2012 forms are available online.
The 3 Most Endangered Places List, Success Story and Honor Awards will be announced during PND’s 19th Annual North Dakota Historic Preservation Conference May 18-20, 2012 in Wishek, ND.
Created in 2000, the 3 Most Endangered Places list includes sites which have historical, architectural or cultural significance and are in danger of demolition, deterioration, or substantial alteration due to neglect or vandalism. Being named to the list is often a first step or a much needed boost towards preserving these historic places. The list often draws public attention to historic preservation issues, sparks debate about cultural and architectural heritage preservation, and sometimes even attracts a new owner or developer to a historic site in desperate need of a new and creative solution.
Each year PND also invites nominations for the annual Success Story Award. This award is given to a site having a historical, architectural, or cultural significance, which has been restored. The work must have been completed within the last five years. The award also draws attention to historic preservation issues and demonstrates how historic places can be restored and adaptively reused for both historical and practical purposes.
The Preservation North Dakota Honor Awards recognize outstanding achievements and excellence in historic preservation across the state of North Dakota in four categories; Preservation Excellence Award; Legacy Award; Volunteer of the Year Award; and the Artisan Award. Recipients are selected by the award committee from a pool of nominations submitted by peers, building owners, and the public at large.