The historic Borough of West Chester, Pennsylvania is a treasure to be preserved. Incorporated in 1799, West Chester is home to Chester County's 1840 courthouse, was an 18th-century center of clockmaking, and was home to a major wheelworks and the Sharples cream separator company. From industry landmarks to private residences with historic significance, there are so many reasons to protect and celebrate our past.

Preserving our Past

Preservation Awards

The West Chester Downtown Foundation created this awards program to recognize and honor projects both large and small that help highlight and preserve West Chester’s historic character. By bringing attention to these projects, the WCDF hopes to encourage and engage business owners and residents of West Chester Borough in good preservation practices to strengthen the Borough’s historic fabric.



The Bricks and Mortar Awards 

These may be awarded to recognize construction projects of exceptional quality that have a positive impact on the preservation of West Chester’s historic fabric.


The Preservation Service Awards 

These may be awarded to individuals and organizations in recognition of projects that promote a better understanding of the history of West Chester and the need to preserve the physical evidence of that history.

Tickets Now on Sale for the
Tenth Annual Preservation Awards:


October 21,  2021

$25 per ticket  |  includes ceremony and reception

Each year, we recognize and honor projects both large and small that help highlight and preserve West Chester’s historic character.

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The annual awards feature a full-color program with winning project details.

Thank you to our 

2021 Sponsors

Serpentine Sponsors:  

Blue Dog Printing and Design

Allen & Sarah Burke

Friends of Freeman House

Friend of West Chester

The Jean Gross Team

A Roy Smith

Timlyn Vaughan Photography

Borough of West Chester

Marble Sponsors:  
 

Vijay & Susan Aggarwal

Archer & Buchanan Architecture

R & B Restoration Carpentry

Chester County History Center

County Lines Magazine

Arthur Hall Insurance

Robert & Lori Uhl

Umbreit Wileczek & Associates

West Chester Business Improvement District

Zukin Realty

Limestone Sponsors:  

Jeffrey C. Beitel Architecture

William Dunleavy, Inc.

Mr. Michael R. Galey, Esq. and Ms. Rachel Kagan

Jim Jones

MacElree Harvey, Ltd.

Ray Ott

Patterhn Ives 

John & Barbara Spellman

Brick Sponsors:  

Jane E. Dorchester, Architectural Historian

Fulton Bank

Matt Holliday

Michael & Susan Hudson 

Paper Moon Custom Stationery

Bill Scott

Allan H. Steenhusen

David Wickard

 

Become a Sponsor

Dear Friend of West Chester,

 

The 10th Annual West Chester Preservation Awards Program is happening October 21, 2021! 

 

We all went through so much last year. That is why we decided not to hold the event in 2020. We hope you have emerged healthy and ready to get back to doing what you love. We love getting together to recognize the efforts that make West Chester great. We are grateful for the support we have received in the past and we hope you will join us this year. 

The mission of the Awards Program is to recognize those projects and individuals who have worked to maintain the historic character and preserve the historic integrity of the Borough of West Chester.

 

In order to recognize the wide range of activities, awards are given in three categories:

  • Bricks and Mortar for construction projects

  • Preservation Service for educational and advocacy projects

  • Preservation Legacy Award for long-term or far-reaching contributions to the preservation of West Chester.

 

We are planning to make it a special event this year to celebrate our 10th Anniversary. We will have hors d’oeuvres and a light buffet from Limoncello with beer and wine. It will take place on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 5:30 pm at the Chester County History Center at 225 N. High Street. We hope you will consider joining us this year and supporting the program by becoming a sponsor. The categories and benefits are outlined in the sponsor form. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear the winners announced and to socialize with local decision makers, members of the West Chester business and preservation communities, and residents of the Borough of West Chester. All recommended precautions will be taken to ensure the health and safety of attendees.

 

We would be grateful for your sponsorship support of this valuable community preservation program.

 

Sincerely,  

Allen Burke
2019 Committee Chair

 

West Chester Preservation Awards Committee

Allen Burke – Chair, James Breen, Jeff Burke, Thomas Dougherty, Cyndi Meadows, Ray Ott, Philip Yocum

 

Thanks! Message sent.

Nominate

Thank you for your interest! We are no longer accepting nominations for 2021.

 

Nominations open in April of each year. To ask us for more information about next year's awards, please complete our contact form below:

Celebrate!

The West Chester Downtown Foundation (WCDF) hosts its annual Preservation Awards Ceremony in October at the Chester County Historical Society.

 

$25 per ticket

includes ceremony and reception

Tickets on sale now for the 2021 Awards: October 21, 2021