Preservation at Its Best Awards

Many (well, probably just few) people refer to this event as the Oscars of the Iowa historic preservation community.  Each year Preservation Iowa seeks to honor statewide successes through the “Preservation at its Best Awards”. In doing so, we hope to inspire others to take action to preserve, protect, and promote Iowa’s historic resources. Additionally these projects highlight the work being done around the state to preserve our historic infrastructures by re-purposing them to allow reintegration into their local communities. Many of these projects encourage community growth by stimulating the local economy through housing, food industry, and bringing Iowans back into their historic districts which encourages the preservation of the Iowa’s rich heritage.

2018 Preservation at its Best

Join Preservation Iowa and the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) for a celebratory luncheon highlighting best practices in historic preservation across the state! Recipients of Preservation Iowa’s Preservation at its Best awards and SHPO’s Preservation Projects of Merit awards will be announced and recognized during this ceremony held at the historic Waterloo Elks Club.

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2017 Preservation at its Best Winners