Preservation Iowa Presents Awards for Excellence in Preservation

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Thursday, June 2, 2022

Preservation Iowa Presents Awards for Excellence in Preservation

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Bruce Perry, President, Preservation Iowa

Mason City, IA – June 2, 2022 – At an awards ceremony, Preservation Iowa announced their annual Preservation at Its Best Awards to honor individuals, organizations, projects, and programs whose work demonstrates a commitment to excellence in historic preservation. The awards were presented as part of the 2022 Preserve Iowa Summit held in Mason City, IA on June 2-4, 2022.

“Preservation Iowa, a state-wide non-profit advocate for preservation projects in Iowa, is thrilled to honor projects and people who truly demonstrate preservation’s power to change the future of Iowa. These awards honor thousands of volunteer hours and over $120 million of investment in Iowa’s economy. Without the combination of private funding, historic tax credits, grant awards, and public dollars, projects like these would be impossible,” commented Bruce Perry, President, Preservation Iowa.

Twelve (12) awards were presented in ten (10) categories as shown on the chart and described below. Awards ranged throughout Iowa: Bloomfield, Centerville, Des Moines, Dubuque, Henry County, Keosauqua, Newton, Red Oak, and Sioux City.

Beginning next week, you will be able to read full project descriptions accompanied by pictures on the Preservation Iowa website at

About Preservation Iowa: Preservation Iowa is the state-wide non-profit historic preservation organization dedicated to advocacy, education and creation of partnerships that enhance our economic and cultural future through the preservation of Iowa's historic resources.

The organization was created in 1991 to support, broaden and strengthen the statewide constituency for preservation in Iowa; to educated public and private policymakers who affect historic preservation issues at the national, state and local levels; to develop and implement strategies for insuring the preservation of individual and collective sites and structure of cultural significance to Iowa; and to work in partnership with national, state and local agencies and organizations whose activities impact historic resources.

About the 2022 Preserve Iowa Summit: The summit is a coordinated effort of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs’ State Historic Preservation Office and the city of Mason City. It is funded in part with federal funds from the National Park Service, U. S. Department of the Interior. The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs recognizes the generous support of the Preserve Iowa Summit sponsors and partners: City of Mason City, Clear Lake Bank and Trust, Henkel Construction Company, Historic Park Inn, Mason City Public Library, Preservation Iowa, and RDG Planning & Design.

Hoyt Sherman Place was honored for their mansion restoration project, for the careful attention to preservation practice and public access by a nonprofit foundation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click for the full press release and list of PAIB Award Winners and Descriptions


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