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West Chester Preservation Awards Will Honor Efforts to Preserve Historic Borough

On October 20 at 5:30 PM, the West Chester Downtown Foundation will announce the winners of West Chester Preservation awards for 2022. The awards honor residents, business owners, builders and architects who have worked on exceptional projects large and small to highlight and preserve West Chester Borough’s historic character. The awards have been granted every year since 2011.

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 Matthew Holliday, President of the Board of Directors of the West Chester Downtown Foundation.

In addition the foundation will announce the WCDF grants for 2022 at the event. Last year grants were given to ten different local charitable organizations.

The awards ceremony will be held at the Chester County History Center. Guest tickets include hors d’oeuvres and a light buffet provided by Limoncello Ristorante and Catering, followed by the announcement of the 2022 award winners whose projects are featured in a commemorative book which is given to attendees. Winners are named in three categories:

  • 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; and

  • 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.

The public is encouraged to submit nominations. Forms are available at Forms are also available at the BID office at 137 North High Street.

Tickets are $25 and available through


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