2013 Governor's Awards for Historic Preservation Ceremony at the Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday, May 1

Media Advisory

Apr 29, 2013, 15:38 ET from Michigan State Housing Development Authority

LANSING, Mich., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Michigan State Housing Development Authority:

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Burney Johnson, Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) Deputy Director and Brian Conway, State Historic Preservation Officer, along with the following dignitaries: State Senators Bert Johnson, Bruce Caswell, John Proos, David Hildenbrand, and Representatives Kenneth Kurtz, Fred Durhal, David Rutledge and Brandon Dillon and Matt Lori.


Please join us for a press conference to publicly honor the recipients of the 2013 Governor's Awards for Historic Preservation. The State Historic Preservation Office, part of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, initiated the award program in 2003 to recognize outstanding historic preservation achievements reflecting a commitment to the preservation of Michigan's unique character and the many cultural resources that document Michigan's past.


9-11 a.m., Wednesday, May 1


State Capitol Rotunda, 100 N. Capitol Avenue, Lansing

This year's honorees:

  • Ferris State University and its Kendall College of Art and Design, Christman Capital Development Company, the Christman Company, TowerPinkster Architects, Hopkins  Burns Design Studio, and the City of Grand Rapids for the rehabilitation of the US Federal Building (Kendall College of Art and Design), Grand Rapids
  • The Old Rugged Cross Foundation, Inc., D. Layman Construction Company, and the Community of Pokagon Township, for the restoration of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Pokagon (Old Rugged Cross Church), Pokagon Township, Cass County
  • Tibbits Opera Foundation and Arts Council, Inc., Tom Roberts, Owen-Ames-Kimball Co., Grand River Builders, Inc., and the Greater Coldwater Community for the restoration of the Tibbits Opera House, Coldwater
  • Glenn D. and Jeanine Head Miller for the rehabilitation of the Milton and Kittie Geer House, Superior Township, Washtenaw County
  • Neighborhood Service Organization; Fusco, Shaffer and Pappas; O'Brien Edwards Construction; and Kidorf Preservation Consulting for the rehabilitation of the Michigan Bell and Western Electric Warehouse (NSO Bell Building), Detroit
  • The Detroit Land Bank Authority for demonstrating a true understanding the value of historic preservation through the NSP2 rehabilitations it completed in Detroit historic districts

SOURCE Michigan State Housing Development Authority