111 second street gilroy historical society architectural awards
This home on 111 Second St., which was originally Mayor Walter Fitzgerald’s home, was a previous recipient of the Gilroy Historical Society’s Architectural Awards. Photo courtesy of Gilroy Historical Society
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The Gilroy Historical Society wants to honor those who have invested in the preservation and beautification of their historic home or building.

The public is invited to nominate a building for the 2022 Architectural Awards. Include your name, the street address of the nominee, and a brief explanation of why you think the building or residence deserves an award in one of these categories:

• Historic Design Award—for a new building in the downtown area that complements the original historic buildings or enhances the Downtown Historic District area.

• Historic Commercial Building Award—for a building at least 50 years old in the downtown Historic District or on an Historic Site that restores, retains or preserves the building’s historical, cultural or architectural values.

• Historic House Award—for a home that is at least 50 years old that is an outstanding example of restoration and renovation. Exterior only.

• Certificate of Commendation—for residential, commercial or “other.” This could be for new construction, restoration, renovation, additions, landscaping, painting or significant improvement.

Nominations are due March 31, and can be sent by email to [email protected], phone at 408.846.0446, or by mail to Gilroy Museum, 195 Fifth St., Gilroy, CA 95020.Those who can help take photos of these buildings are asked to contact Dave Matuszak at [email protected] or Connie Rogers at [email protected].

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