The recognition for awards is an inherently subjective effort. While PPC desires to recognize deserving structures and locations, it also understands that the value of any such recognition must be based on standards applied as objectively as possible. For that reason, our Landmark Advisory Committee is charged with the responsibility of receiving, evaluating and making final recommendations for such designations. The three categories may have some overlap, but it is the intent that awardees fall within one of the three categories based on the three sets of criteria that follow.
PPC believes that there are numerous potential awardees within the Park Cities, and that it should be selective in its evaluations in order for its recognition to be a valuable honor to its recipient. The Society strives to be objective and dispassionate in its selection process, and bases its selection on awardees as closely as possible on the criteria for each award regardless of personal relationships. No one person is authorized to make commitments for markings on behalf of the Society.
Each of the three is intended to be of equal value to the Society. The Historic and Architectural Designations receive a bronze plaque while the Renovation Award receives a framed certificate.
While one of the primary purposes of the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society is to encourage the preservation of the physical infrastructure of our community, it should be noted that any of our three awards has no force of law and does not restrict the use of an owner’s property in any way. It is our hope that through the Award process, we encourage owners to appreciate the value of preservation, and that they will, of their own volition, preserve their properties for future generations. Lastly, if you know of potentially worthy awardees, please encourage the owners to apply!
The Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society (PCHPS) has established three award categories in order to:
The Society reserves the right to withdraw a designation should the condition of the awardee be altered or changed significantly.