Saving Places, A Preservation Celebration


Every two years, Restoration Exchange Omaha hosts Saving Places, an event that celebrates preservation achievements in the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro. The first celebration was held in May 2015 at Omaha’s century-old Scottish Rite Cathedral.

The 2017 Saving Places gala was held March 3 inside the restored Art Deco Paxton building at 14th and Farnam streets. The festivities ran from 6 to 9 p.m. and featured drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres, silent and oral auctions, a fast moving video awards ceremony, and desserts and coffee to end the evening.

Mark and Vera Mercer served as the honorary chairs. Below is a video by Dan Iske, Skyline Productions, that tells the story of the Old Market and the Mercer’s work to save the M’s Pub building.
M’s Pub and the Old Market

The categories and award winners are listed below.

Kimball Prize

Recognizes distinguished achievement in preservation, rehabilitation and renovation of properties in the Omaha area

2017
Lynn Meyer

2015
Todd and Mary Heistand, NuStyle Development Corporation

AIA Omaha Preservation Award

2017
Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture
Flats on Howard

2015
Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture
Hughes Irons Motor Company, Council Bluffs

AIA Omaha Preservation Award of Merit

2017
AIA Omaha Preservation Award of Merit
Leo A Daly
7 Burlington Station

2015
The Architectural Offices
Security State Bank building, Ansley, Neb.

AIA Building Preservation Award

2017
AO*
White Rose Service Station

2015
The Architectural Offices
Dundee Bank

Residential Preservation Award

Recognizes excellence in preservation, rehabilitation or renovation of a single-family home

2017
Carrie Derrick, Urban Restorative
1010 Mercer Park Road

2015
Martin, Rob, and John Janousek
3201 California St.

Residential Preservation Award of Merit

2015
Michael and Lisa Chudomelka
1039 S. 30th Ave

Beth Richards and Sharon Olson
Minne Lusa House at 2737 Mary St.

Young Preservationist Award

2017
Nicole Malone

2015
Matt Baker
Led the movement to revitalize the Minne Lusa neighborhood and list it as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places

 

 

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