August 9, 2022 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Santa Monica Conservancy Announces 2013 Preservation Awards:

The Santa Monica Conservancy will be recognizing exemplary contributions to the preservation of Santa Monica’s architectural and cultural heritage by honoring individuals, building owners and architectural firms at its Annual Meeting on Sunday, February 24.

“Preservation is frequently an ongoing process representing dedication and investment over many years,” said Carol Lemlein, President of the Board of the Conservancy. “We are delighted to showcase these accomplishments, some of which began a decade or more before the Conservancy was founded in 2002.”

President’s Award

The Conservancy’s President’s Award will be presented William and Lenore Lambert for the example set by their stewardship of the Biedler-Heuer Building at 2701-2705 Main Street, home of businesses Jadis, Paris 1900, and the Chinois-on-Main banquet hall.  The Lamberts, second generation owners, approached the Landmarks Commission about the building during a discussion about the historic structures on Main Street. After it was designated, they wondered how anyone would know it is a City landmark and recently erected a historic plaque describing its significance.

 

Restoration Award

Paul Attanasio and Katie Jacobs, owners of the Isaac Millbank House at 236 Adelaide, and their architect, Kelly Sutherlin McLeod, will receive a Restoration Award for their comprehensive restoration of this distinguished landmark home. The Millbank residence is a shingle-clad Craftsman designed and built in 1911 by the notable architectural firm, the Milwaukee Building Company.

 

Photo Courtesy of Kelly Sutherlin McLeod Architecture

Renovation Award

The Renovation Award will go to 2240 6th Street, a modest, single-story Craftsman home, built in 1915, which was carefully restored on the exterior. The interior was beautifully modernized with a contemporary open plan. Owners John Given and Daphne Dennis collaborated with architects Hank Koning and Julie Eizenberg (KEA) to create an inspiring example for other homeowners.  The Given/Dennis and KEA collaboration first began in 1984 with an equally transformative addition that has become a studio apartment.

 

Adaptive Reuse Award

The Adaptive Reuse Award will be given to NMS Properties and their architects, Killefer Flammang, for preserving a unique historical artifact, a World War II Quonset hut, keeping its historic exterior intact while the interior was remodeled, making it a focal point for its new mixed use complex at 8th and Broadway.

 

Stewardship Award

The owners of the Horatio West Court in Ocean Park, Bill Creber, Margaret MacLean, Wende Watt and Barbara Whitney, will receive a Stewardship Award for their exceptional dedication to the preservation of this significant multiple-unit project by architect Irving Gill. The successive owners of the Court have, for over four decades, restored, preserved and maintained the four units in pristine original condition and have created a landscape setting that is compatible in spirit.

 

Photo by Brian Thomas Jones

Rehabilitation Award

The Rehabilitation Award will be given to Community Corporation of Santa Monica for rehabilitating a significant number of older multi-family homes over several decades, both historic and non-historic, thereby giving renewed life to the city’s existing housing stock while fulfilling their mission of expanding access to affordable housing.  The example below is 2303 5th Street, a 6-unit Craftsman built in 1912.

Advocacy

Jerry Rubin and David Conrad will be recognized with the Advocacy Award for their leadership in the campaign to protect and preserve the “Chain Reaction” sculpture created by Paul Conrad, a signature part of the Civic Center and Santa Monica’s first landmark work of public art.

Service Awards

Hostelling International in Santa Monica will receive the Conservancy’s Outstanding Service Award for its ongoing support of the Conservancy’s weekly Downtown Walking Tour. The Hostel offered use of its facilities for the initial docent training in 2007. Management and staff have continued to provide use of the lobby and the Rapp Salon as gathering places for the tours and have always welcomed our docents and tour guests. The Hostel partnered with the Conservancy in one of its most important educational programs.

This year’s Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service goes to Stephen and Christy McAvoy. Although not residents of Santa Monica, this couple has given extraordinary service to the Conservancy. Steve has devoted considerable energy, leadership and expertise as Vice Chair of the Conservancy’s current capital campaign. Christy has been invaluable to the Conservancy’s docent program at the Annenberg Community Beach House, providing both written materials and lectures to train docent volunteers and to educate the public about the history of the Beach House.

The Meeting

The Conservancy’s Annual Meeting, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Sunday, February 24 from 2 – 4 pm in the Associated Telephone Building at 1314 Seventh Street, just north of  the Main Library in Downtown Santa Monica.  Better known as the GTE building, this Art Deco structure will soon showcase a restored exterior and interior spaces accommodating creative office uses.

Conservancy member Philip Orosco has generously provided the space, enabling Conservancy members and guests to witness the transformation of this important historic building by his firm, Pacshore Partners. Jenna Snow of Chattel Inc., Historic Preservation Consultants, will give an overview of the building’s history and current renovation plans.

For more information and to make reserve seats, see www.smconservancy.org or call 310.496.3146. Reservations are requested by Wednesday, February 20.

in News
Related Posts

Local Nursing Home Tells Wrong Patients Family Their Loved One Died: Santa Monica Beat – August 8th, 2022

August 8, 2022

August 8, 2022

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes.* Local Nursing Home Tells Wrong Patients Family Their Loved One Died* Santa...

Brentwood-Adjacent Residential High-Rise Complete

August 8, 2022

August 8, 2022

The first high-rise residential development built west of the 405 in over 40 years is now leasing luxury apartments. Learn...

Mixed-Use Downtown Apartment Complex Has Highest Rents in City: Santa Monica Real Estate Report – August 8th, 2022

August 8, 2022

August 8, 2022

Property, Developments, and Listings on the Westside.* Mixed-Use Downtown Apartment Complex Has Highest Rents in City* Gardening Tips for Fall*...

Supervisor Holly Mitchell Calls for Update of Marina del Rey’s Vision Statement

August 5, 2022

August 5, 2022

By Dolores Quintana Marina Del Rey is now considered part of District Two in Los Angeles County and now falls...

Meridian Building Sells in Santa Monica for $18 Million

August 5, 2022

August 5, 2022

Redcar Properties buys Santa Monica office at 1448 15th Street By Dolores Quintana Redcar Properties purchased a second property in...

Pier Vendors File Civil Rights Class Action Law Suit Against City of Santa Monica

August 5, 2022

August 5, 2022

Class action lawsuit alleges that the city is depriving minorities with low incomes of their vehicles By Dolores Quintana A...

LA City Council Votes to Ban Homeless Encampment Within 500 Feet of Schools

August 4, 2022

August 4, 2022

Final vote expected next week By Dolores Quintana and Sam Catanzaro Los Angeles City Council this week took steps to...

Coming Soon: Third Annual Century City ‘Rock & Roll Casino Night’

August 4, 2022

August 4, 2022

Proceeds from the August 25 event support Chamber programs and services for the business community  By Susan Payne  The Century...

Santa Monica Restaurant Holding Seafood Festival

August 4, 2022

August 4, 2022

Dia del Pescador comes to Socalo August 4-7 By Dolores Quintana Socalo Restaurant in Santa Monica is holding a special...

Nate ‘n Al’s Deli Reopens Renovated Indoor Dining Area

August 4, 2022

August 4, 2022

Longtime deli reopens indoor dining for first time since pandemic  By Dolores Quintana The iconic Nate ‘n Al’s Deli has...

Santa Monica College Named One of 40 Best Film Schools in U.S. and Canada

August 2, 2022

August 2, 2022

SMC alongside Stanford University, UCLA, USC, ArtCenter College of Design, and California Institute of the Arts, among others  Santa Monica...

Music Director Roger Kalia Renews Contract With Orchestra Santa Monica for Another Three Years

August 2, 2022

August 2, 2022

“I am grateful and honored to continue and deepen my relationship with Orchestra Santa Monica for the next three years,”...

Final Vote Set for Ban on Homeless Encampments Near Schools

August 2, 2022

August 2, 2022

LA City Council to vote on bill that would ban homeless encampments within 500 feet of schools and daycare centers...

Homeless Man Arrested in Stabbing of Another Homeless Person at Santa Monica Library

August 1, 2022

August 1, 2022

Quade Larry Colbert arrested in connection to stabbing at Main Library By Sam Catanzaro Police have arrested a homeless man...