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2018 Chatham Preservation Awards

2018 Award winners will be announced in May

Application Period Now Open

Click here to view or download the 2018 application form and related information.

on the Chatham Historical Society website. Click here to view or download the application form and related information on the Town of Chatham website.
The same document is also available

Also see the 2017 Awards page.

The Chatham Historic Commission announces the opening of the Application Period for the 2018 Chatham Preservation Awards. The Awards are sponsored jointly by the Town of Chatham Historic Commission, Historic Business District Commission and the Chatham Historical Society. The Awards are presented annually to local projects for a broad range of preservation activities, including stabilization, rehabilitation, restoration and adaptive reuse of historic structures.Also recognized are sensitive additions and modernization; preservation of historic streetscapes; landscape preservation; and archaeology.

Award-winning projects can include private residences, commercial properties, publicly-owned buildings, not-for-profit institutions and historic landscapes. Properties must be at least 75 years old to be eligible and primary emphasis will be given to exterior preservation, rehabilitation or restoration, but if interior work is open to the public, it is also eligible for consideration.

Complete information is available on the application form (see link above). Also available is a checklist for applicants and the U.S. Department of Interior’s Guidelines for Rehabilitation of Historic Structures.

The deadline for applications is January 26, 2018, and the applications are to be mailed or delivered to The Chatham Historical Commission, Town Hall Annex – 261 George Ryder Road, Chatham, MA 02633. The Awards Ceremony will be held in May at The Wayside Inn in Chatham.


Prior Year Winners:
2017 Awards Page
2016 Awards Page
2015 Awards Page
2014 Awards Page
2012 Awards Page
2011 Awards Page


Launched in 2004, the Chatham Preservation Awards program aims to honor noteworthy efforts by local property owners and others to preserve and maintain historic residences and other important historic resources.

Sponsored jointly by the Town of Chatham Historical Commission, the Town of Chatham Historic Business District Commission, and The Chatham Historical Society, the Awards are presented annually to local projects for a broad range of preservation activities, including stabilization, rehabilitation, restoration and adaptive reuse of historic structures; sensitive additions and modernization; preservation of historic streetscapes; landscape preservation; and archaeology.

Award-winning projects can include private residences, commercial properties, publicly-owned buildings, not-forprofit institutions and historic landscapes. Properties must be at least 75 years old to be eligible and primary emphasis is given to exterior preservation, rehabilitation or restoration (but if interior work is open to the public, it is also eligible for consideration).

Nominations are judged on the basis of the following criteria:

  • The historic and architectural significance of the property preserved by the project.
  • Sensitivity to the historic integrity of the building and its site, including streetscapes.
  • Preservation or replication of historic materials and quality of project craftsmanship.
  • Impact of the project on the preservation of the town's historic fabric, neighborhoods and resources

Each year, Chatham Preservation Awards are be made for projects completed in the previous 10 years. The final selection of award-winning projects is made by a committee formed of representatives from the three sponsoring organizations. Where appropriate, the projects are also be evaluated using the U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s guidelines for the preservation and rehabilitation of historic structures. A project can be nominated either by the property owner or by another individual or group, such as a neighborhood organization, building contractor, architect or town body. Nominations from the general public are strongly encouraged.

For information and application forms, call (508) 945-2493.