2013-09-12 / Mainsheet

Celebrating Preservation

Photos by Jonathan Clancy


Sam Mencoff and Tom Perkins Sam Mencoff and Tom Perkins Excellence in historic preservation was celebrated last week at the seventh annual Doris Duke Historic Preservation Awards, held, most fittingly, at Rough Point. The awards, presented by the Newport Restoration Foundation and the City of Newport, honor achievements in local historic preservation and recognize the commitment to historic integrity required to undertake the projects.

The Rhode Island architectural preservation community, historians and the social set came together to honor three unique restoration projects and feted Samuel and Ann Mencoff for their restoration of the Aloha Landing Boathouse, William and Eve Woodhull for Old Acre Carriage House, and Salve Regina University for the Ochre Lodge Carriage House.

Committee co-chairs Victoria Mele and Christine MacDonald oversaw the event, with catering by Russell Morin Fine Catering and d├ęcor by Perfect Surroundings. Preservation stalwarts Mrs. Robert H. Charles, Mrs. Samuel M. V. Hamilton, Mrs. Edwin G. Fischer and Mrs. Claiborne Pell served as honorary chairs.



Alexa Furtado, Amy Winsor and Emanuel Daffron Alexa Furtado, Amy Winsor and Emanuel Daffron

John and Kathy Brooks with David Gordon John and Kathy Brooks with David Gordon

Mayor Harry Winthrop with Naomi Neville and Jeff Rothermel Mayor Harry Winthrop with Naomi Neville and Jeff Rothermel

Linda Gordon, Judy McLennan and Nancy Bredbeck Linda Gordon, Judy McLennan and Nancy Bredbeck

Toni and John Marshall Toni and John Marshall

Ross and Leah Cann Ross and Leah Cann

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