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Nominations for Architectural Awards


Have you noticed an historic building that is “looking good” this year? We want to honor people who have invested in the preservation and beautification of their home or building, a significant effort that makes Gilroy a better place. And you can easily nominate a building for the 2017 Architectural Awards to be presented at the Society’s Annual Meeting in June. Send your nomination by March 31st using any of these methods:

Mail: Gilroy Museum, 195 Fifth St., Gilroy, CA 95020 Phone: the Gilroy Museum at 408-846-0446

Please include your name, the street address of the nominee, and a brief explanation of why you think the building or residence deserves an award in one of these categories:

Architectural Awards Categories:

  1. Historic Design Award – for a new building in the downtown area that complements the original historic buildings or enhances the Downtown Historic District area
  2. Historic Commercial Building Award – for a building at least 50 years old in the downtown Historic District or on an Historic Site that restores, retains or preserves the building’s historical, cultural or architectural values.
  3. Historic House Award – for a home that is at least 50 years old that is an outstanding example of restoration and renovation. Exterior only.
  4. Certificate of Commendation – for residential, commercial or “other”. This could be for new construction, restoration, renovation, additions, landscaping, painting or significant improvement.