The award is presented yearly at the annual meeting of the Mason County Historical Society. The main objective of the award is to promote awareness and interest in Mason County’s architectural heritage.
Other goals and objectives include:
- To publicly recognize those property owners who have made commitments of time and money to improve their homes and businesses in ways that are sympathetic with the historic values endeared by the Mason County Historical Society and Mason County as a whole.
- To educate the public about the three distinct, but interrelated, approaches to the treatment of historic properties (during or prior to the Great Depression years): Preservation, Rehabilitation, and Restoration.
- To encourage more property owners to improve their homes/businesses in ways that are sympathetic with historic values.
The award is usually made in the fall of each year at the annual meeting of the Society. Applications may be obtained anytime by calling 231-843-4808. Anyone wishing to nominate a potential building is encouraged to also call the Historical Society.
|2016 - Sandcastles Childrens Museum||129 E. Ludington Avenue, Ludington|
|2015 - FOTOF, LLC.||115 W. Ludington Avenue, Ludington|
|2013 - Joseph and Mykila Althouse||316 N. Gaylord, Ludington|
|2012 - Albert Silander||6768 W. Silander Lane, Ludington|
|2010 - Lon and Karen Reader||164 S. Main St. Custer|
|2009 - Gary and Sue Ann Schnitker||409 E. Ludington Avenue, Ludington|
|2008 - Roger and Marcia Hansen||3529 W. Conrad Rd., Ludington|
|2007 - Gerry and Gloria Taylor||4539 S. Lakeshore Drive, Ludington|
|2006 - Roger and Gayle Anderson||405 E. Ludington Avenue, Ludington|
|2004 - Robert Claflin||601 N. Lakeshore Drive, Ludington|
|2003 - Larry and Jeanie Anderson||1042 S. Meyers Rd., Ludington|
|2002 - Robert and Carole Kosanovich||108 S. Rath, Ludington (Rath Building)|
|2001 - Duane and Elaine Ingraham||110 N. Columbia St., Scottville|
|2000 - Don and Sharon Koehler||209 E. State St., Scottville|
|1999 - Sally Reed||201 S. Washington Avenue, Ludington|
|1998 - Sharon Bluhm||3600 Deren Rd., Ludington|
|1997 - Diane Shields, Inn at Ludington||701 E. Ludington Avenue, Ludington|
|1996 - Patricia Barney Carroll||403 S. Delia St., Ludington|