Nomination Categories

Community Revitalization Awards
Includes residential, sacred landmarks, public buildings, landscape preservation or historic landmark projects.

Commercial Revitalization Awards
Includes individual, corporate, non-profit or association projects in commercial style buildings and sites.

MVHS Board of Directors’ Awards of Achievement
Includes awards for individual, professional, corporate, non-profit and local government achievement in advocating for preservation.

Criteria For Nomination

  • The project site must be located in Mahoning or Trumbull Counties, Ohio
  • The original site or structure must be at least 50 years old
  • The project must be completed prior to March 1st of the application year
  • The project must have involved preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, renovation, and/or adaptive reuse of a historic building, buildings, site or district.
  • The project may include a new structure attached to a historic building or site or one located in a historic district that is within the context of the original architecture of the site or district.
  • The project must demonstrate a high quality of planning, design, materials, implementation, and follow-through.
  • All nominations will be reviewed for their compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.

Nomination Instructions

complete Application Form

  • Attach detailed project description
  • Include before, during and after images
    • Images may be sent on digital media or via email
    • Images will be used in public awards presentation
  • Self-nominations will be accepted
  • Electronic submissions accepted at

Mail or drop off to:
2019 Preservation Awards Program
The Mahoning Valley Historical Society
648 Wick Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44502

Nominations MUST be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2019.

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