PDI Awards

Nominations Open for Excellence in Historic Preservation Awards Spring 2017

Preservation Dayton, Inc. (PDI) is accepting nominations for outstanding individuals businesses, or organizations that have contributed to PDI’s mission to promote, protect, and enhance greater Dayton’s architectural heritage, its setting, and its contributions to the region’s quality of life.

Awards will recognize and celebrate historic preservation leaders in the following categories:

  • Dayton historic neighborhoods—Recognizes an outstanding preservationist in each of Dayton’s officially designated historic neighborhoods
  • At-large—Outstanding preservationist(s) for the greater Dayton region
  • Life time achievement­—A major contributor to preservation causes over multiple decades

Please submit nominations no later than Monday, April 24, 2017

by email: or postal mail: preservatondaytoninc.@gamil.com

Preservation Dayton, Inc. P.O. Box 3614 Dayton, Ohio 45401.

Criteria: Each award recognizes creative, inspirational leaders whose efforts have contributed to the protection, renovation, and revitalization of historic neighborhoods, individual structures, or strengthened the historic preservation movement or the quality of life in Dayton’s historic communities.

Awards may celebrate neighborhood and community leaders, business owners and businesses, nonprofit organizations, government leaders, journalists and other dedicated individuals who have succeeded in protecting Dayton’s historic architecture and built environment.


Reception and Awards Recognition
Thursday, May 25, 2017
6:30–8 p.m.
—Awards presented 7-7:30 p.m.
Requarth Co., 447 East Monument Avenue, 45402

Questions?  Contact preservationdaytoninc@gmail.com 937.234.7904

The nominations will be announced on the Preservation Dayton, Inc. website, Facebook group, Next Door groups, and distributed to the media. A link to the  nomination form is available on the PDI website and will be included in the announcements www.preservationdayton.com 

Nomination Form



City of Dayton, for the Restoration of the Fitch House, 4th and Williams, in Wright-Dunbar Village

Paul Laurence Dunbar State Memorial, for restoration of this historic site

The Oberer-Thompson Company, for rehabilitation of the building that now houses the Brixx Ice House Tavern at 1st and Sears streets.

CityWide Development, for the Fairgrounds project and other community revitalization efforts in dayton neighborhoods.

Urbieta Construction, for redevelopment work in the Huffman Historic area and E. Third St business corridor.

Jeff Wray Architects, for restoration of the office building at 204 S. Ludlow.

Buck Run Windows andDoors, for restoration of their headquarters property on S. Ludlow St.

Miami Conservancy District, for restoration of the original Deeds design at the organization’s headquarters building on Monument Ave.

National Park Service, for the Invention of Flight Interpretive Center at W. Third and Williams Streets.

Willis “Bing” Davis, for the restoration of his art studio and gallery “Ebon-Nia” at 1135 W. Third St.

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