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.

Mark your calendar!

Tenth Annual Preservation Awards

October 15, 2020



Award Winners

featuring photos by Timlyn Vaughan Photography

Thank you to our 

2019 Sponsors

Marble Sponsors:  

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 

Limestone Sponsors:  

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

Brick Sponsors:  

Matt Holliday
Borough of West Chester HARB 
Richard and Julie May 
Paper Moon Custom Stationery
Period Architecture, Ltd. 
Visual Expansion Gallery
David Wickard
Phillip Yocum Architect

Serpentine Sponsors:  


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



Nominations for the 2020 Awards will open in April, 2020.


Explore our 2019 Nomination Form to prepare for next year's nomination season:



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 2020 Awards: October 15, 2020


Provide your email to be the first to know when tickets go on sale for the 2020 Preservation Awards:


Become a Sponsor

Dear Friend of West Chester,


The Ninth Annual West Chester Preservation Awards Program is happening October 17. We are grateful for the continued growth of this program, stronger every year. The event has become a magnet for those who love West Chester Borough and its rich and unique character.


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.


There is great excitement surrounding this year’s award ceremony - an evening celebration with hors d’oeuvres and a light buffet. It will take place on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 5:30 pm at the Chester County Historical Society. We hope you will consider joining us this year and supporting the program by becoming a sponsor. The categories and benefits are outlined on the following pages. In addition, sponsors will have the opportunity to socialize and network with local decision makers, members of the West Chester business and preservation communities, and residents of the Borough of West Chester. 


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



Allen Burke
2019 Committee Chair


West Chester Preservation Awards Committee

Allen Burke – Chair, James Breen, Debi Friedmann, Cyndi Meadows, Ray Ott, Erinn Wenrich, Philip Yocum

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