2015-09-24 / Mainsheet

NRF Preserving History for the Present and Future

Photos by Nicholas Mele Photography


David and Laura Pedrick David and Laura Pedrick The ninth annual Doris Duke Historic Preservation Awards, a joint project of the Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF) and the City of Newport, took place on Sept. 11 at Rough Point. Approximately 200 people came out to celebrate achievements in local historic preservation. This year’s awards recognized projects by David and Laura Pedrick (for their restoration of the barn on their property at 67 Second St.), Jay and Brenda Wilson (for their work on Quatrel, at 673 Bellevue Ave.), and the Audrain Building (on Bellevue Ave.), owned by American Realty Capital. In addition to honoring the efforts of the award recipients, the event raised funds to support the NRF’s new research center – the Newport Institute for Historic Preservation and Material Culture. As a kick-off event for the institute, the NRF will host “Keeping History Above Water,” a conference on the effects of sea level rise on preservation efforts in historic cities such as Newport. The conference will take place in April 2016 and will focus on sharing knowledge, examining threats, and debating solutions with emphasis on real world applications.



Rosa Bullis and Christine MacDonald Rosa Bullis and Christine MacDonald

Nicholas and Shelley Schorsch Nicholas and Shelley Schorsch

Philip Marshall and Maia Farish Philip Marshall and Maia Farish

Jeff and Jan Gordon Jeff and Jan Gordon

The Audrain Building (Photo by Ben Jacobsen) The Audrain Building (Photo by Ben Jacobsen)

Jay and Brenda Wilson and daughter Jay and Brenda Wilson and daughter

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