Kelly Cullen Community to Receive Preservation Honor Award

National Trust for Historic Preservation to present award at its national conference

The National Trust for Historic Preservation will present its Preservation Honor Award for the restoration of the Central YMCA, now known as Kelly Cullen Community.  The project is one of 18 award winners to be honored by the National Trust during its 2013 National Preservation Conference in Indianapolis, Ind. 

The Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation’s five-year, $95 million project to restore Kelly Cullen Community included restoring and preserving the historic auditorium, three-story gymnasium, lobby, atrium, mezzanine and grand entry staircase. The 174 residential studios, once the YMCA’s hotel rooms, now provide permanent supportive housing for some of San Francisco’s homeless people. The building also houses a health and wellness center that serves 25,000 people a year, as well as 1450 square feet of corner retail space.

“While each is unique, this year’s outstanding Honor Award winners all reflect the importance of protecting what is special and irreplaceable,” said Stephanie Meeks, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. “Whether it’s the spectacular restoration of an iconic public library in St. Louis or the transformation of a warehouse into housing for previously homeless residents in Detroit, this year’s Honor Award winners demonstrate how saving places bolsters local economies and creates jobs in communities across the country.”  

The award will be presented to the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation and Gelfand Partners Architects at the Richard H. Driehaus National Preservation Awards ceremony in Indianapolis, Ind. on November 1, 2013.

Co-recipients are: Knapp Architects; and Tennenbaum-Manheim Engineers.

The National Preservation Awards are bestowed on distinguished individuals, nonprofit organizations, public agencies and corporations whose skill and determination have given new meaning to their communities through preservation of our architectural and cultural heritage. These efforts include citizens’ attempts to save and maintain important landmarks; companies and craftsmen whose work restores the richness of the past; the vision of public officials who support preservation projects and legislation in their communities; and educators and journalists who help Americans understand the value of preservation. The winners of the National Preservation Awards will appear online at www.PreservationNation.org/awards.

 

The 2013 National Preservation Award Winners: 

Louise du Pont Crowninshield Award: Richard Moe, Washington, D.C.

National Trust/Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Award for Federal Partnerships in Historic Preservation: Presidio Public Health Service District, San Francisco, Calif. 

The American Express Aspire Award: Recognizing Emerging Leaders in Historic Preservation: Alison King, Phoenix, Ariz.    

Peter H. Brink Award for Individual Achievement in Historic Preservation: Don Worth – Friends of Miami Marine Stadium, Miami, Fl.

National Trust/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation: Riverside Plaza, Minneapolis, Minn.

Trustees’ Award for Organizational Excellence: Cleveland Restoration Society, Cleveland, Ohio.  

The Tony Goldman Award: The Maritime, New Orleans, LA.

Trustees Emeritus Award for Excellence in the Stewardship of Historic Sites: Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM.

 

THE 2013 NATIONAL PRESERVATION HONOR AWARD WINNERS: 

African Meeting House, Boston Massachusetts

Boyle Hotel, Los Angeles, California

Fort Sam Houston, Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Indiana Landmarks Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

Kelly Cullen Community, San Francisco, California

NSO Bell Building, Detroit, Michigan 

Ogden High School, Ogden, Utah 

St. Augustine Mission, Los Lunas, New Mexico 

St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, Missouri 

Warren Cultural Center, Greenfield, Iowa

 

 

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