Orchid Awards

Each year, the Moscow Historic Preservation Commission presents the Orchid Awards to recognize outstanding examples of historic preservation and stewardship in the community. This year’s honorees include an individual, three companies, and the owners of five historic properties.

The program will include remarks by two retired UI architecture professors, a slide show, and a discussion among the audience and award recipients.

The event will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 4, in the Lecompte Auditorium in the newly-renovated second floor of the 1912 Center at 412 East Third Street. Masks are required. The program is free and open to the public.

Nominations are evaluated based on information provided with the Nomination Application. All nominees shall be Moscow residents, or perform their work toward preservation within the Moscow city limits. Awards may be made in the following categories:

Excellence in Historic Preservation

Awarded to projects that have demonstrated outstanding adherence to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards in preservation, restoration, renovation, or adaptive reuse (residential or commercial).

Contribution to Historic Preservation

Awarded to projects that have been successful in the tasteful restoration, addition, or remodel of an existing building (residential or commercial).

Preservation-Sensitive New Construction

Awarded to new construction that enhances a historic neighborhood or historical theme (residential or commercial).

Friend of Preservation

Awarded to non-professionals distinguished for service in historic preservation. This would include, but would not be limited to, those who volunteer for preservation organizations, historical societies or museums.

Distinguished Preservationist

Awarded to professionals distinguished for service in historic preservation. Nominees for this award would be those whose job it is to further the cause of Historic Preservation in Moscow through direct projects or education.

Cultural Heritage Preservation

Awarded to educational programs and projects that have made a positive impact toward the preservation of cultural heritage and open spaces, as well as the restoration and rehabilitation of historic landmarks and roadside architecture.

Heritage Stewardship

Awarded to organizations or individuals that have shown dedication to historic preservation through the long-term maintenance and care of historic, architecturally significant, or culturally important sites and structures.