Historic Preservation Awards

The Historic Preservation Awards program recognizes and supports the efforts of individuals, businesses and organizations who have made significant contributions to the preservation of buildings, neighborhoods, traditions and other historic resources in the Queen City.

For over 30 years, more than 250 recipients have been recognized for a wide variety of preservation efforts in 40 different categories. The annual event has become the MHA’s largest fundraiser to support its non-profit mission of collecting, preserving and sharing the history of Manchester.

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The 32nd Annual Historic Preservation Awards were held
May 21, 2024 at the Dana Center for the Performing Arts at Saint Anselm College.

Thank you to all of our Sponsors who made this event a success! Click here to download the program book.

Click here to watch a video of the awards presentation.

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Congratulations to the 2024 Historic Preservation Award honorees:

Neighborhood Preservation Award
NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire for the RENEW II Project at the Smith & Dow Block (1426 Elm St) and Carpenter & Bean Block (1382 Elm St)

Homeowner’s Award
Craig St. Pierre for the Clarence M. Dodge House, 278 Myrtle Street

Nostalgia Award
Brady Sullivan Properties for the replica of the “Lollipops” sculpture

Restoration of a City Landmark Award
Saint Joseph Cathedral, 145 Lowell Street

Private Development Award
Richard Dryer, Dryer Management Inc. for 901 Union Street

Design Award
Manchester Fire Department Station 9 (575 Calef Road) for incorporating historical elements related to Manchester firefighting

 

 Click here to view a list of previous recipients.

If you are interested in nominating a person, organization or business for a Historic Preservation Award, please complete the HPA Nomination Form. Nominations for 2025 are open through December 7.

Past Historic Preservation Awards

31st Annual Historic Preservation Awards

May 23, 2023 – Saint Anselm College

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30th Annual Historic Preservation Awards

September 8, 2022 – Manchester Community College

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29th Annual Historic Preservation Awards

September 8, 2021 – Rex Theatre

28th Annual Historic Preservation Awards

September 15, 2020 – Virtual Event

27th Annual Historic Preservation Awards

May 21, 2019 – Saint Anselm College

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26th Annual Historic Preservation Awards

May 15, 2018 – Saint Anselm College

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25th Annual Historic Preservation Awards

May 18, 2017 – Manchester Masonic Temple

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