Four buildings receive 2020 Heritage Winnipeg Preservation Award for Excellence

Since 1985, Heritage Winnipeg’s annual Preservation Awards have been acknowledging large-scale restoration projects, along with individuals that have made a difference to Winnipeg’s built heritage.

This year, in the midst of Canada’s Heritage Week, four buildings received a 2020 Conservation Award for Excellence. Nominations were open to the public, and were evaluated by an independent judging committee.

The 2020 Judging Committee was made up of Wins Bridgman (Architect, Bridgman Collaborative), Neil Einarson (Retired; Province of Manitoba Historic Resources), Lisa Gardewine (Heritage Winnipeg Board President), Jim Kacki (Architect/Planner), Murray Peterson (Historical Buildings Officer, City of Winnipeg), and Les Stecheson (Architect).

Here are the 2020 Heritage Winnipeg Conservation Award of Excellence winners:

Fortune Building (230 Main Street)
Pollard Family, Alpha Masonry LTD, Jilmark Construction INC, Unit 7 Architecture

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Westminster United Church (745 Westminster Avenue)
Westminster Church Congregation, Yarrow Sash & Door

Westminster Presbyterian Church. Source: Institute for Stained Glass in Canada.

Redeemed Christian Church of God (635 Sargent Avenue)
Building owners, John Neufeld

The Redeemed Christian Church of God at 635 Sargent Avenue in June 2019. Source: GoogleMaps.

St. John’s Library (500 Salter Street)
The City of Winnipeg Library Services, Public City Architecture

Photo credit: Stationpoint Photographic

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