WATERLOO — Recipients of the city’s annual historic preservation awards will be honored at a banquet next week.
The Waterloo Historic Preservation Commission is inviting the public to its 2017 awards banquet May 4 at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. A social hour will begin at 6 p.m. with the awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m.
The following five recipients were chosen to receive the award this year:
Ann Olsson is a former member of Historic Preservation Commission and a longtime historic preservation advocate. She was among those who fought to ensure the Wonder Bread Building was preserved after it was closed during the Hostess bankruptcy in 2012.
Dave Morgan and SingleSpeed Brewing saved the iconic downtown bakery at Jefferson and West Third streets through a $6 million historic renovation, turning it into a production brewery, restaurant and taproom.
AHTS Architects were honored for historic architectural services provided for JSA Development’s renovation of the Walden Block buildings in the 200 block of West Fourth Street downtown. The firm also received Preservation Iowa’s 2016 “preservation at its best” award for small commercial projects.
Laura and Mike Hoy were honored for their work and support of the Walnut Neighborhood. The couple bought and restored a home in the neighborhood, while Laura works with several organizations in the district which is pushing for historic recognition.
Brad and Holly Cote were recognized for their authentic renovation of 310 Independence Ave., which was build in 1904 by George Fowler of The Fowler Co.
While there is no charge to attend the awards banquet, guests are asked to RSVP to John Dornoff in the Waterloo Planning and Zoning Office by calling 291-4366 or emailing email@example.com.