Mayor's Heritage Award presented
to Six Chatham-Kent Property Owners
In the past, I have written many times about Chatham-Kent being stepped in History. This latest presentation of the Mayor`s Heritage Award to six Chatham-Kent property owners is just another example of what I am talking about.
The program was established in 2004 and is administered by Heritage Chatham-Kent and the Chatham-Kent Museum. The latest awards were presented at a City Council meeting this month.The properties chosen reflect Best Practice Restoration and Preservation Work.
Chatham businessman Dan Warrener was honored for his restoration work on the building located at 138 King st. The aluminum facade was removed to reveal original 20th turn of the century Brickwork. The building is considered a landmark in Downtown Chatham.
A family Blacksmith shop located at 13344 Talbot Trail in Morpeth has been restored to its original 19th century structure. Doug Desmond and the family completed restoration work on the foundation, brick forge,siding window, doors and work benches.
Another recipients of the award was The Tilbury and District Historical Society for a 19th Centuy Log House which was owned by the Fracophone Family and located at 20 Canal St. in Tilbury The Log Home has had extensive restoration work done including removing later materials to reveal the original kitchen with all its details and the original interior log walls and floors.
Suzanne Spence-Wilkins received recognition for her relocated Octogonal Barn located at 14226 Talbot Trail in Palymra and was given the award for its Historical Sympathetic Adaption as a New Business Venue.
Jim and Julie Glendenning were recoginzed for their 20th Century Brick home at 11014 New Scotland Line. The Glendennings put on an addition to the original structure but remained consistent to the period with great attention to roof line, window scale and other details.
Last but not least, the Peoples Choice Award for 2013 went to Joshua Ministry for its work on the Pines Chapel. There has been extensive restoration and respair done to the building since the company purchased it and the restoration has maintained a historical approach.
There you have it and a Great Itinerary for a Sunday Drive to these 6 Historic Locations to see for yourself the great work being done in ur community. As I say, My Motto for Chatham-Kent is IT IS ALL HERE ALL YEAR .Visit my Chatham-Kent Website and check out the events, happenings and choice properties for sale in this great area. The perfect location to live, work, retire to, relocate or raise a family. Affordable Lifestyle at its best. Call me Wayne liddy 519-436-4810 Remax Chatham-Kent Realty Inc. Bokerage for all your Real Estate needs today.