Claremont Heritage to host gala, give preservation awards

Claremont Heritage has announced the that it will bestow the Bess Garner Historic Preservation Award and the Cultural Heritage Award at this year’s annual gala, Gatsby at the Garner, set for Saturday, June 29 from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Garner House in Memorial Park. The event will include cocktails, dinner, an auction and live jazz music.

The recipient of the Bess Garner Historic Preservation Award for 2013 is The Tucker Schoeman Venture (architects) for outstanding preservation of historic homes and the adaptive reuse of historic buildings. The 2013 Cultural Heritage Award will go to Paul Darrow for his contribution to the artistic and cultural heritage of our community.

A special award this year, a Lifetime Achievement Award, will go to Rufus L.Turner, AIA, for his contribution to Claremont’s built environment over the span of nearly 50 years.

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