Two of eight prestigious statewide preservation awards given annually by Preservation Kentucky were received by Covington residents.
Established in 2012 to honor the contributions of Kentuckians who have excelled in preserving the Commonwealth's rich heritage, the Excellence in Preservation Leaders Awards feature projects from rural and urban communities and people who have demonstrated exceptional guidance preserving the built environment, promoting sustainability and providing educational programs.
The Barbara Hulette Young Preservation Leader Award was given to Emily Wolfe and Paul Wectman for their various preservation projects in the Historic MainStrasse neighborhood, including Otto's, the restoration of an 1890-built church rectory that is now their home and most recently they restored the building now occupied by Frida 601, a popular Mexican restaurant.
The Helen Dedman Award for Excellence in Preservation Advocacy was given to Lisa Sauer for her long-term leadership of Progress with Preservation, "a movement by the residents of Covington, to demonstrate that the beauty of our architectural heritage can be leveraged for new uses to create a vibrant city that is uniquely Covington" and her tireless support of the Historic Licking Riverside Neighborhood.
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