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  • Writer's pictureKelly C. Ruffel


 TRENTON, NJ – Preservation New Jersey (‘PNJ’), a statewide member-supported non-profit historic preservation organization founded in 1978, supports and promotes New Jersey’s diverse communities and rich heritage through advocacy, education, and awareness. On November 1st, PNJ announced the recipients of the 2023 New Jersey Historic Preservation Awards. The awardees will be celebrated at an event next Thursday, November 30, 2023 at Masker’s Barn located in Berkely Heights, Union County, New Jersey.


“Preservation New Jersey is excited to be recognizing so many diverse, innovative projects from all across the state and the people and organizations making preservation possible,” shared Paul Muir, President of the Board of Trustees, “these projects all contribute to the preservation of our state’s historic resources and the understanding of our state history.”


The awards event will feature a buffet dinner, drinks, music, and networking followed by the presentation. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $75.00 per person. All proceeds benefit PNJ’s education and 10 Most programs for the upcoming year. Tickets can be purchased online here. Sponsors for the event are HMR Architects, Clarke Caton Hintz, and James O’Hara Company. If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please contact us at 


2023 NJ Historic Preservation Award Winners


Young Preservationist Award

James Giresi


David H. Knights New Preservation Initiatives Award

City of Camden & Heritage Consulting, Inc. - City of Camden Heritage Tourism Interactive Touchscreen Display Wall Project


Sarah P. Fiske Legacy & Leadership Award

Louis Borbi

Daniel Bernier


Dr. Doris C. Carpenter Excellence Award

Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum & Mills + Schnoering Architects, LLC – Restoration of Mount Zion AME Church


 Preservation Craftsmanship Award

CTS Group Architecture/Planning PA – Baker Theatre Marquee Restoration Project

Rich Sudol & Brian Munroe – Residential Restorations


Preservation Project Award

Hx2 Development LLC & Clarke Caton Hintz - Princeton Hydro at Building 110 in the Roebling Wireworks Restoration

City of Paterson, Hinchliffe Master Urban Renewal, LP, Clarke Caton Hintz, Pike Construction Co. LLC, and Paterson Board of Education - Restoration & Rehabilitation of Hinchliffe Stadium

Thaler Reilly Wilson Architecture & Preservation - Restoration of the Ellis Island Recreation Pavilion

South Orange Village & Landmark Hospitality - South Orange Village Hall Restoration


Preservation Documents Award

City of Cape May – Historic Design Standards Update & Outreach Project


Honorable Mentions

Friends of the Howe House

Town of Westfield - Union Company Newsstand Restoration Project



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