Preservation Awards

Preservation Worcester, in partnership with the City of Worcester, has established an annual awards program to recognize outstanding restoration, renovation, and development projects that foster historic preservation in the City.

Awards Will Be Considered In a Variety of Categories:

  • Residential Rehabilitation

    Recognizes excellence in the sensitive preservation or rehabilitation of a privately owned, single-family residence that is owner occupied.

  • Commercial Rehabilitation

    Recognizes excellence in the preservation or rehabilitation of a commercial building while retaining its historic integrity and character. This category includes adaptive reuse.

  • Stewardship

    Recognizes an individual or organization that has demonstrated consistent and considerate maintenance of a property, and has shown commitment to its preservation.

  • Merit Award 

    Recognizes preservation work involving other types of structures, such as bridges, monuments, fences, etc., as well as scholarly and educational contributions to the field of historic preservation.

  • Compatible Construction

    Recognizes new construction that is visually compatible in mass, scale and style with historic buildings in the immediate vicinity, and contributes to the preservation of a neighborhood.

Nominations for the 2021 Worcester Preservation Awards

will be accepted from

January 4, 2021 until September 24, 2021.

a nomination packet may be downloaded by clicking the button below.

Preservation Awardees

Preservation Awardees


Preservation Worcester is a historic preservation
non-profit, founded in 1969; that works towards maintaining significant sights and structures in the city of Worcester. 

“Funding from Mass Humanities has been provided through the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020.”


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