PDI Awards


On June 14, 2009, Preservation Dayton, Inc. (PDI) will honor18 individuals and organizations with Community Peservation awards for their contributions to advancing the cause of historic preservation in Dayton.

“These awards reflect the fact that Dayton and PDI have one of the country’s most active and effective community-based historic preservation organizations, ” said congressman Mike turner, founder of the Preservation caucus of the United States Congress. “The Dayton model was an important component in the creation of the Preservation Caucus.


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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