Every year Historic Ithaca, Inc. presents awards for sensitive restoration and preservation projects within Tompkins County.  Any preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, or adaptive reuse project completed within the past two years may be nominated for an award. 


Nominations will be reviewed by a panel of preservation professionals and awards made based on such considerations as:


All nominations must be accompanied by a short narrative outlining work accomplished (see instructions below) as well as before and after photographs documenting the work accomplished. The panel will determine the maximum number of awards in each given year.

We encourage consultation with our staff before submitting an application, and we are happy to provide guidance in preparing the application. 


Nominations must be received by mail at Historic Ithaca’s office, 212 Center St., Ithaca, NY 14850, or by email to

and must include all information requested in the nomination form below.

For more information, please contact Christine O’Malley at Historic Ithaca,

(607) 273-6633 or

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