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for North Carolina Preservation Vol. Issue 81, Winter 1991
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Originating in 1948, the Ruth Coltrane Cannon Award is the state's most prestigious preservation award and is given for outstanding achievement in historic preservation. Gwynne S. Taylor of Winston-Salem received the 1990 award. Her preservation activities include authoring numerous National Register nominations, being a recognized expert on architecture in Forsyth County, and serving as president of the Historic Preservation Foundation of North Carolina from 1987 to 1990.
The L. Vincent Lowe, Jr. award is the highest preservation award given to a state business for promoting protection of architectural resources in the state. The Prince Charles Development Company in Fayetteville received the 1990 award for restoring the eight story Prince Charles Hotel in the downtown area. Built in 1925, the hotel was an elegant showplace, but by the 1980s it had fallen into ruin. Had not the Price Charles Company bought it for restoration, it would have been demolished.
The Robert E. Stipe Professional Award is the state's highest award given to working professionals demonstrating outstanding commitment to historic preservation as part of their job. Thomas R. Butchko, an historic preservation consultant with the Archaeology and Historic Preservation Section of the State Division of Archives and History, received the 1990 award for his research and writing. His work includes National Register nominations and publications on architecture in Sampson and Pasquotank Counties.
The Gertrude S. Carraway Award of Merit recognizes organizations and individuals demonstrating strong commitment to promotion of historical preservation. The 1990 winners of Award of Merit include Susan Moffat of New Bern, Frank C. Branan of Raleigh, James F. Kilpatrick, Jr., of Greensboro, and North Carolina Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount.
The Minnette C. Duffy Landscape Award is the state's highest award for preservation, restoration, or maintenance of grounds related to historic structures. Greensboro's Fisher Park Neighborhood Association received the 1990 award for its efforts in the restoration and reforestation of Fisher Park.