2024 Preservation Awards

4 West 2nd Street, Duluth, MN 55802

The Duluth Preservation Alliance will recognize  property owners for their dedicated work at the 2024 annual award ceremony

The Duluth Preservation Alliance (DPA) will award over a dozen property owners for preserving and maintaining their historic homes, buildings, and structures at the 2024 Preservation Awards and Centennial Home Celebration on May 16 at the historic Masonic Temple in downtown Duluth.

Thursday, May 16
Doors open at 6pm
Reception to follow the awards ceremony
Tour of the Old Central High School apartments after the reception

The annual awards ceremony was established over four decades ago to highlight the hard work and passion people put into their properties in order to preserve its historical character. This year, ten properties will receive Centennial Awards and many property owners will receive preservation awards for their restoration projects.

“The Duluth Preservation Alliance takes a lot of pride in recognizing those whose dedication to preservation is unwavering,” said DPA President, Blake Romenesko. “Preservation is not easy, and an award like this is a symbolic gesture for their efforts. That said, anyone who has uncovered an old pocket door, stripped paint off of wooden beams and crown moldings or painstakingly refinished old windows or repaired plastered walls, knows that the true reward comes from a connection to those artisans and craftsmen of our past. We extend our sincere gratitude and congratulations to all of our award recipients this year and look forward to continuing to work together, as a community, to protect and celebrate the historic treasures of Duluth.”

The Masonic Temple is located at 4 West 2nd Street in downtown Duluth. Doors will open at 6:00 pm and a reception with light refreshments will follow the ceremony. After the reception, guests will be invited to walk across the street to tour the Zenith apartments at the Old Central High School. Parking for this event will be available at the Masonic Temple parking lot or across the street at the Harbor Pointe Credit Union. This is a free event, open to the public.