A Past Winner for Interior Restoration

Beginning in 2007, the Newburyport Preservation Trust has celebrated preservation efforts throughout our city by awarding individuals and organizations annually for their contributions toward historic preservation. Our goal is to support, promote, celebrate, and showcase preservation and raise awareness of the value and unique historic character of our community.

We invite you to participate in this celebration by nominating those projects, individuals, and/or organizations that you believe demonstrate an outstanding effort to preserve and protect our building heritage and the historic character of our city.


Stewardship. Property owners that successfully maintain and preserve a historically significant building or landscape while retaining distinctive materials and original features.

Exterior Restoration. Restoration, rehabilitation, and preservation of a historic structure or building façade, including original exterior architectural features and materials such as porches, windows, moldings, and siding.

Interior Restoration. A project that demonstrates an exceptional effort to preserve historically significant interior features and finishes. This may include: retaining, preserving, or restoring the original room configuration; original moldings, or removal of materials to reveal original features; restoration, or reproduction of historic wallpapers, paint colors, or interior finishes compatible with the original period style; reinstallation of original doors and hardware; or the reconstruction of missing original architectural features.

Sensitive Addition to a Historic Building. A new addition to a historic building that preserves the scale, architectural features, and overall integrity of the original structure.

Historic Landscape Restoration. Preserving or re-creating a historic garden or landscape design or restoring the original scenic character of a garden or landscape.

Historically Sensitive Contractor/Builder. A contractor, builder, or craftsman whose work demonstrates principles of preservation while serving as an example to others.

Sustainable Historic Structure. Recognition of a renovation project that demonstrates that older buildings are excellent examples of “green” and sustainable construction, showcasing the benefits of energy-efficient upgrades to a historic structure while preserving and restoring original features such as windows, which aid in its inherent energy conservation and reduce construction waste.


Fill out the form below with the category and a brief description of each nominated project. Alternately download this pdf and follow the contained instructions for nominating by mail.

Awards Criteria. Projects that have won in the past cannot be nominated again. Projects that
have been nominated in the past and have not won an award can be nominated again. Projects
under construction will not be considered; nominated projects must be fully completed. Projects shall be located within the City of

Awards Presentation. The awards ceremony – the closing event of Preservation Week – will be Sunday, May 19, 2024 at the Custom House Maritime Museum, 25 Water St., Newburyport.