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WCDF Now Accepting 2023 Preservation Award Nominations

Nominations are now open for the 12th annual West Chester Preservation Awards! As past award winners, we eager to see your nominations for 2023.

The Preservation Awards program raises awareness and appreciation of West Chester’s significant historic character and encourages the preservation of its historic integrity. All nominations must be for projects and properties located within the Borough of West Chester, Pennsylvania.

For more information and a nomination form, visit the Preservation page on our website. Forms are also available at the BID office at 137 North High Street.


  • Bricks and Mortar Awards for construction projects of exceptional quality for the preservation, restoration, or rehabilitation of historic buildings, structures, objects, sites, and landscapes, as well as new construction that is sensitive to West Chester’s historic fabric.

  • Preservation Service Awards for educational and/or advocacy projects, publications, events, and activities that educate the community and promote a better understanding of the history of West Chester and the need to preserve the physical evidence of that history.

  • The West Chester Preservation Legacy Award, presented to an individual in recognition of outstanding contributions to the better understanding of West Chester's history and the preservation of the Borough's historic fabric.


Nomination deadline is 5pm on Friday June 10, 2023


  • Download the nomination form here >

  • Fill in as much information as you can about the nominee on the required page

  • Provide a brief description of the nominee’s project or contribution, explaining why it is noteworthy

  • Completed nominations can be sent to or mailed to:


Attn. Preservation Awards

P.O. Box 3109

West Chester, PA 19381


On October 19 at 5:30 PM, the West Chester Downtown Foundation will announce the winners of West Chester Preservation awards for 2023. More information and ticket can be found here on the West Chester Downtown Foundation website.


For more information, contact Allen Burke, Chair of the Preservation Awards Committee, at the following address: ‘’ or 610.908.9101

Created by the West Chester Downtown Foundation and sponsored by over 45 businesses and benefactors, the Preservation Awards are a cherished celebration attended by residents and distinguished leaders from West Chester businesses, governing offices, and nonprofit organizations.

“The event has become a magnet for those who love the Borough and its rich character,” says Allen Burke, Chair of the Preservation Awards Committee. “We are grateful for the continued growth of this program. It gets stronger every year.”

The awards recognize projects, programs and individuals who have worked to maintain the historic character and preserve the historic integrity of the Borough of West Chester.

“By recognizing these projects and efforts, we hope to encourage and engage business owners and residents in adopting good preservation practices that strengthen the Borough,” notes Chris Hazley, President of the Board of Directors of the West Chester Downtown Foundation.


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