Three Preservation Merit Awards from SHPO this year!

SHPO Awards

Each year, the Ohio History Connection, State Historic Preservation Office recognizes achievements in historic preservation by presenting awards in two categories: Public Education and Awareness, and Preservation Merit.

The Preservation Merit Award is for preserving Ohio’s prehistory, history, architecture, or culture. Eligible activities include, but are not limited to, restoring, rehabilitating, or otherwise preserving an important building or site, longtime stewardship of a property, promoting protective legislation, funding preservation projects, offering leadership, support, or service, and furthering preservation at the local, regional, or state level.

Schooley Caldwell accepted three Preservation Merit Awards this year for our work on the Carlisle Building, the Wayne County Courthouse, and the Marion Palace Theatre.

The Carlisle Building
The Chesler Group, Schooley Caldwell and Adena Health System for rehabilitation of the Carlisle Block at East Main and South Paint streets in Chillicothe

Wayne County Courthouse
Wayne County Commissioners, Schooley Caldwell and John G. Johnson Construction Company for the exterior restoration of the Wayne County Courthouse in Wooster

Marion Palace Theatre
Palace Cultural Arts Association, Quality Masonry Company, Inc. and Schooley Caldwell for restoration of the front fa├žade and marquee of the Marion Palace Theatre at 276 West Center Street in Marion