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
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.
Mark your calendar!
Tenth Annual Preservation Awards:
October 21, 2021
Each year, we recognize and honor projects both large and small that help highlight and preserve West Chester’s historic character.
The annual awards feature a full-color program with winning project details.
Thank you to our
In Memory of Kay "Kate" Eby Moore
Vijay and Susan Aggarwal
Allen and Sarah Burke
Blue Dog Printing & Design
Borough of West Chester
A. Roy Smith
The Jean Gross Team
Umbreit Wileczek & Associates, PC
R & B Restoration Carpentry
Timlyn Vaughan Photography
West Chester Business Improvement District
Patterhn Ives, LLC
Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd.
Brandywine Valley Heating & Air Conditioning
Arthur Hall Insurance
Chester County Historical Society
Zukin Realty, Inc.
County Lines Magazine / Valley Del Publications
Brewer Heating & Air Conditioning
Thomas Comitta Associates, Inc. - Town Planners & Landscape Architects
Fulton Bank - Brandywine Division
Ray Ott & Associates, Inc.
John and Barbara Spellman
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Robert S. Uhl and Lori L. Uhl
Borough of West Chester HARB
Richard and Julie May
Paper Moon Custom Stationery
Period Architecture, Ltd.
Visual Expansion Gallery
Phillip Yocum Architect
Nominations for the 2021 Awards are now open!
Download our Nomination Form to prepare your nomination submission:
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
Mark your calendar for the 2021 Awards: October 21, 2021
Provide your email to be the first to know when tickets go on sale for the 2021 Preservation Awards: