SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - 16 community leaders, architects, homeowners and craftsmen were awarded for excellence in conservation and preservation during the 2012 Preservation Awards Thursday.
The ceremony, put on by the Historic Savannah Foundation at the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, honors those who have completed exemplary preservation projects in the Savannah area within the last three years.
The projects were judged based on how they achieved preserving, rehabilitating and restoring Savannah's architectural and cultural heritage.
Criteria included quality, degree of difficulty and the positive impact the project has on the surrounding community.
Historic Savannah Foundation is a leading preservation organization committed to preserving and protecting the city's heritage through advocacy, education and community involvement.