Each year, the National Trust for Historic Preservation celebrates the best of preservation by bestowing awards upon individuals, nonprofit organizations, public agencies and corporations whose contributions represent singular success in preserving, rehabilitating, or interpreting America’s architectural and cultural heritage.

Congratulations go to Main Street Iowa, 

recognized as a “preservation powerhouse”  with a 2010 Preservation Award for revitalizing downtowns, rehabbing historic buildings, and creating jobs in Iowa.  Since 1986, Main Street Iowa has partnered with 64 cities and towns, rehabbing over 8,000 historic buildings, creating more than 10,000 jobs, and investing nearly one billion in public/private dollars to revitalize the Hawkeye State.

The National Preservation Honor Award recognizes the efforts of individuals, nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and corporations whose skill and determination have given new meaning to their communities through preservation. This is the first time that this significant national recognition has ever been awarded to a state Main Street® coordinating program.