Presented by the Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission
On May 2, the Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission recognized groups and individuals across Forsyth County that have made outstanding efforts in historic preservation. Awards were presented for efforts in preserving residential properties, commercial properties, historic landscapes and preservation advocacy as well as to individuals who have contributed to historic preservation through both professional and volunteer efforts.
The Ardmore Neighborhood Association was nominated in the category of preservation advocacy, along with other notable groups, including the West End Neighborhood Association and the Downtown Arts District Association. Ardmore received the award in this category for its hard work over the last several years in obtaining the National Register of Historic Palces listing for the neighborhood in August, 2004. With this listing, Ardmore became the largest historic district in Winston-Salem. After achieving this goal, the neighborhood association continued to promote Ardmore as a good place to live; the association also worked to educate property owners about the historic significance of the neighborhood and about opportunities for using historic preservation rehabilitation tax credits. Markers have since been installed throughout the district to identify the area. While the listing itself is an accomplishment, the most rewarding accomplishment has been the social captial that has been generated throughout the process. Deep, long-lasting friendships were made while fostering love, appreciation and pride in our homes and neighborhood.
Carol Eickmeyer and current ANA President Jennifer Redd-Lovette accepted the award on behalf of the Ardmore Neighborhood Association and Ardmore Historic Committee.