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2018 Heritage Community Recognition Award announced

Feb 12, 2018 | Arts and Culture News | General

The third annual Heritage Community Recognition Award was presented to Lesley Barron, the owner of 8 Second Avenue, in recognition of Heritage Week (February 19-25).

The Town of Orangeville, along with Heritage Orangeville, launched the awards program to recognize owners of Orangeville’s heritage resources.

Ms. Barron has restored this Italianate building. The work culminated in a restoration of the front entranceway (removal of unsympathetic stone cladding, replacement/reintroduction of a transom window, brick repair with heritage brick) and the construction of a wraparound porch replacing a 1950s style roof over the front door.

The Heritage Community Recognition Award was established to recognize, promote and encourage the preservation, ongoing maintenance, restoration, rehabilitation, renovation and/or adaptive re-use of heritage properties. Each year, the award will honour a homeowner who puts considerable time, effort, resources and care into his or her property. A heritage property is any building or structure of historical, architectural or cultural significance that was built before 1920 in the Town of Orangeville. In special circumstances, other types of properties built after 1920 may be considered for this award.

Heritage Orangeville will have a display celebrating Orangeville’s past and future entitled “Heritage Stands the Test of Time” that can be viewed during regular business hours in the Town Hall atrium from February 26 to March 5.