Two winners of historic preservation awards from Middle Georgia

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation presented 28 awards recognizing the best of preservation in Georgia -- including two in Middle Georgia -- during its 38th annual Preservation Awards ceremony held Friday.

Excellence in Rehabilitation winners included the Old Elks Lodge in Milledgeville and the Excellence in Sustainable Rehabilitation winners included Georgia College & State University, also in Milledgeville.

“This year’s winners represent a tremendous dedication to restoring and revitalizing Georgia’s historic buildings and communities,” said Mark C. McDonald, president of The Georgia Trust. “We are proud to honor such deserving projects and individuals.”

For more than 35 years, the Trust has recognized preservation projects and individuals throughout Georgia who have made significant contributions to the field of historic preservation. Awards are presented on the basis of the contributions of the person or project to the community and/or state and on compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.