Preserving our Past
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.
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
Annual Preservation Awards:
October 19, 2023
$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.
The annual awards feature a full-color program with winning project details.
Thank you to our
Susan & Vijay Aggarwal
Kit Anstey Real Estate Team
Blue Dog Printing and Design
Sarah and Allen Burke
The Jean Gross Team
E. Kahn Development
A Roy Smith
Deb Sparre, RE/MAX Direct
Umbreit Wileczek & Associates, PC
Timlyn Vaughan Photography
Borough of West Chester
Archer & Buchanan Architecture
Arthur Hall Insurance
Bernardon, A Division of Core States Group
Brandywine Valley Heating and Air Conditioning
Chester County Community Foundation
Chester County History Center
County Lines Magazine
R & B Restoration Company
Jeffrey P. Burke, Esq. of MacElree Harvey, Ltd.
Thomas Comitta Assoc, Inc. Town Planners & Landscape Architects
Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant
John and Barbara Spellman
Beth Chaim Reform Congregation in memory of Stan Zukin
Jane E. Dorchester, Architectural Historian
Monroe Coldren & Son Antiques & Restoration
David & Katie Schalleur
Allan H. Steenhusen
Visual Expansion Gallery
Michael A. Wallacavage, Realtor with James A Cochrane Inc.
West Chester University
Melissa & Joshua Willson
Phillip & Susan Yocum
Become a Sponsor
Dear Friend of West Chester,
The West Chester Downtown Foundation's 12th Annual West Chester Preservation Awards Event is happening on
October 19, 2023!
We love getting together to recognize the efforts that help make West Chester great. We are grateful for the past support and we hope you will join us this year and become a sponsor.
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. 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 will have hors d’oeuvres and a light buffet from Limoncello with beer and wine. It will take place on Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 5:30 pm at the Chester County History Center at 225 N. High. Please consider supporting the program by becoming a sponsor. The categories and benefits are outlined on the sponsorship form. Attendees will have the opportunity to see 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.
WCDF event profits go to support many of West Chester's most vital charitable institutions. Our 2023 grants will be
announced during the evening event.
We would be grateful for your support of this valuable community preservation program.
2023 Committee Chair
West Chester Preservation Awards Committee:
Jonathan Bowdler, James Breen, Allen Burke, Jeff Burke, Cara Corridoni, Thomas Dougherty, Chris Hazley, Cyndi Meadows, Ray Ott, Philip Yocum
Sponsorships are now available for the 2023 Awards. Download our Sponsorship Form below:
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 2023 Awards: October 19, 2023
Nominations for the 2023 Awards are now open!
DEADLINE: JUNE 10, 2023
Download our Nomination Form to prepare your submission: