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City of Bristol, TN seeking Historic Preservation Award nominations

September 12, 2022

Nominations are being accepted for the City of Bristol, Tennessee’s 2022 Historic Preservation Awards Program, an event that recognizes those who have taken outstanding measures to preserve the historical integrity of commercial and residential properties within the City. The nomination deadline is Oct. 14. The initiative, created in 2018, celebrates the work of those who have preserved properties within the City’s three National Register districts. These include the Bristol Downtown Commercial Historic District, the Fairmount Neighborhood Historic District, and the Holston Avenue Neighborhood Historic District. A city-wide award also is available for properties located anywhere in the city.

Winners will be chosen by the City’s Historic Preservation Awards Committee and recognized during an awards ceremony in November. Only the exterior of the property will be considered based on the overall quality of work, the positive impact on the community and historic resources in Bristol, the historic quality of renovations, repairs and additions, and the project’s ability to serve as an example for other historic preservations projects.

Community members are invited to nominate their own property or another preservation project that meets the eligibility criteria. Nomination forms are available online at www.bristoltn.org/preservation and may be submitted electronically or delivered to the Department of Community Development and Planning at 104 8th Street. For additional information, please call (423) 989-5549 or (423) 989-5564.