Recipients of 2016 Governor's Heritage Honor Awards Announced

May 18, 2016

PHOENIX - The 2016 Historic Preservation Conference Planning Partners have announced the recipients of the Governor's Heritage Honor Awards that will be presented at the 2016 Historic Preservation Conference at the Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport Hotel, 4300 East Washington Street in Phoenix, on June 10, 2016 at 12 p.m. 

The Preservation Awards Luncheon is the signature event of the 14th Annual Arizona Historic Preservation Conference. Since 1982, the Arizona Preservation Foundation and Arizona State Historic Preservation Office/Arizona State Parks have collaborated to present the Governor's Heritage Preservation Honor Awards. These awards recognize people, organizations, and projects that represent outstanding achievements in preserving Arizona's prehistoric and historic resources.

The mission of the Governor's Heritage Preservation Honor Awards is to:

  • Promote public awareness of historic preservation in the state of Arizona.
  • Publicly recognize the varied contributions by volunteers, professionals, organizations, and agencies to promote the goals of historic preservation.
  • Identify and recognize educational, community, non-profit, and private-sector heritage projects that demonstrate excellence in design and execution.


Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, Tucson

Transcanyon Water Line Documentation Project, Grand Canyon

Ong Yut Geong Wholesale Warehouse Rehabilitation, Phoenix

Rehabilitation of 1890's Adobe Row House, Tucson

Empire Ranch Adobe Hay Barn Stabilization, Sonoita

Sun Mercantile Building Rehabilitation, Phoenix

Professional Building Rehabilitation, Phoenix

Milagro Arts Center Rehabilitation, Prescott

Rose Eisendrath House Rehabilitation, Tempe

De Soto Building Rehabilitation, Phoenix

The Grand Award Winner is selected by Governor Doug Ducey from the 2016 Honor awardees, and will be announced at the close of the award ceremony. Governor Ducey is not expected to be in attendance.

In addition, the Governor's Archaeological Advisory Commission's (GAAC) Awards in Public Archaeology will also be awarded at this luncheon. They will be announced later this month.

For more information visit the conference website at or contact the Arizona Historic Preservation Office at (602) 542-4009 or visit

For information about all 30 Arizona State Parks and Natural Areas, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Programs and State Historic Preservation Office call 1-(877)-MYPARKS. Campsite reservations can be made online at or by calling the Reservation Call Center at (520) 586-2283. Open 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST. Follow AZStateParks on Social Media. 


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