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2016 Annual Meeting

Preservation Piedmont welcomed members to our annual meeting on December 4th, 2016. Members enjoyed refreshments and conversation in Roulhac Toledano's gracious home in the Pink Warehouse in Charlottesville. Ms. Toledano's building is a wonderful example of an adaptive reuse project and we very much appreciated her hosting our annual meeting.

We introduced our new executive board and new board members and we thanked our outgoing executive committee. Jean Hiatt is the outgoing president; Ellen Wagner continues as treasurer, Emma Earnst will serve as 2017 president, and Edwina St. Rose will serve as 2017 vice-president. Kay Slaughter will serve as secretary of our organization.

Gennie Keller presents Susan Spengler a gift of appreciation for her service as vice-president in 2016, president in 2015 and secretary in 2014.

Brian Roy gave a talk on plans to redevelop a 10 acre land area that includes the historic Woolen Mills buildings.

Preservation Piedmont was pleased to honor 2016 recipients for four outstanding preservation projects in Charlottesville, Albemarle, and nearby counties.

The Adaptive Re-Use Award went to King Lumber Partners LLC for the rehabilitation of the King Lumber Building on Preston Avenue. Mark Green and Tom Hickman received the award in the photo.

The Publication Award was presented to Richard Crozier and Deborah McLeod and others for the book "Repository of Missing Places: Paintings of Lost and Kept Charlottesville." This book can be purchased at Chroma Gallery and at New Dominion Book Store.

The Historic Preservation Award went to James Monroe Highland for the unearthing of the foundation of Monroe's original 1799 home and related artifacts.

The Martha Gleason Award was presented to Bernadette Whitsett-Hammond and Edwina St. Rose representing the Preservers of the Daughters of Zion Cemetery for the efforts to restore and preserve the historic Charlottesville African-American cemetery in Charlottesville.