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James K. Grant Among Honorees Cited By Preservation Alliance


May 21, 2010

"There is still so much to preserve," James K. Grant said last week at the Hartford Preservation Alliance's awards ceremony in the Design Center, after he was honored for his lifetime achievement in historic preservation.

Grant has worked on the investigation and rehabilitation of many historic structures: the Amos Bull Carriage House, the Butler-McCook House, the Isham-Terry House, the Colt Dome, the Sealtest Building and a variety of Northside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance (NINA) projects, to name just a few.

Others who were honored with awards were:

  • The Hartford School Building Committee, for the rehabilitation and new construction of the Henry Barnard School at 1304 Main St., which was built in 1927. It is now the Capital Preparatory Magnet School.
  • The Connecticut Preservation Action, for its advocacy for historic preservation.
  • Jan and David Klein and Kate and Christian Winkley of Oxford Builders for their rehabilitation of 79 Girard Ave., a 100-year-old house in the West End.
  • The Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism, for community education. Last year the commission developed an architectural walking tour of downtown, called "Being Modern in Hartford."
  • Ross Zachs and Mike Miller for the historic painting of their 1898 home at 76 N. Beacon St. The painters were artist and color consultant Donna Lake and professional painter Antonio Lemos.
  • Common Ground, Crosskey Architects and LaRosa Building Group, for the adaptive reuse of 410 Asylum St., into a mixed-use residential and commercial building. Certified as LEED Gold, the 1926 Neo-Classical Revival structure formerly called "The Capitol" and now known as "The Hollander," was designed by Thomas W. Lamb, the architect who designed Madison Square Garden.
  • Antonella Bona, for the historic restoration of her home at 139 Fern St.
  • Molly Knorr and Mark Drusedum, for the facade and bridge restoration at their home at 1144 Prospect Ave.
  • Northside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance (NINA) for the rehabilitation of 291-293 Sargeant St., the group's latest project in Asylum Hill. The three-story duplex was built in 1900.
  • The Archdiocese of Hartford, SmithEdwards Architects, Newfield Construction and Brad Schide, for the adaptive reuse of 809 Asylum Ave. (St. Joseph Cathedral School) into affordable housing known as Cathedral Green.
  • PMC Property Group, for the rehabilitation of 210 Farmington Ave., a 1920 Italian Renaissance building known as "The Ambassador."
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