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Deadline for Doris Duke Historic Awards

A joint program of the Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF) and the City of Newport, the annual Doris Duke Preservation Awards encourages excellence in historic preservation within the community by recognizing exemplary historic preservation building and landscape projects and historic preservation activities. This year’s deadline for nominations is Friday, May 24.

This is the 13th year NRF is holding Duke Preservation Awards, and the organization is calling upon local community members to nominate projects , from small buildings to large, landscapes or streetscapes that have truly enriched and added value to the character of the community. Up to three awards are made annually, with the awards committee reserving the right to nominate and designate additional awards recipients under extraordinary circumstances.

Eligible recipients are individuals, non-profit or for-profit organizations/ institutions, and federal, state, or local agencies. Properties that are currently (or anticipated to be) listed for sale will not be considered. All project and/or site work must have been completed within the last three (3) years.

Education or advocacy projects, sustainable or adaptive preservation, or projects that highlight craftsmanship are encouraged.

Winners will be acknowledged at an awards ceremony held at Rough Point on Sept. 6. Further information about the nomination process, can be found at or by emailing

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