Preservation Month

Ice Cream Social
In celebration of National Preservation Month, each May the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) invites the community preservation network - organizations, leaders, and supporters - to an Ice Cream Social. HPC Staff makes 40 quarts of homemade ice cream, and the Commission dips up sweetness, serves lemonade, and meets and greets.

Our Preservation Community Network
Historic Madison-Morgan Foundation
Madison Cemetery Stewardship Commission
Madison City Council
Madison Historic Preservation Commission
Madison-Morgan Conservancy
Madison Morgan Cultural Center
Morgan County African-American Museum
Morgan County Historical Society
Morgan County Landmarks Society
Morgan County Resource Preservation Advisory Board

ANNUAL PRESERVATION AWARDS

In recognition of the shared local commitment to preserve Madison's historic resources, the Historic Preservation Commission presents annual awards at the Ice Cream Social.

Preservation Partner Awards are all about action, perhaps the "Do as I Do" awards. Awards are distributed to recognize individuals, families, and/or organizations which exemplify the ideals of stewardship, leadership, and initiative. Past recipients.
Preservation Excellence Awards are about recognition for a project well done. Awards are distributed to businesses, property owners, contractors, and/or organizations for projects which are not just passing grades but true grade "A"s.

2019 Preservation Awards

Col. Dan & Hattie Mina Hicky Award
Outstanding Preservation Intervention
Partner Award named by the
Morgan County Historical Society

This award recognizes those extraordinary efforts without which Madison may have lost an important historic resource.

Presented to the Morgan County Landmarks Society for the restoration of Madison’s Chero-Cola sign

Chero-Cola mural

Mr. & Mrs. Floyd D. Newton Award
Outstanding Preservation Stewardship

Partner Award named by the
Historic Preservation Commission

This award recognizes a thorough and continuous commitment to protecting and maintaining a pristine asset in Madison.

Presented to the Madison Baptist Church for their continued preservation of Baptist Church Sanctuary at 328 S. Main Street.

Madison Baptist Church

Dr. Josephine Brandon
  - Carrol Hart Award
Outstanding Preservation Leadership

Partner Award named by the
Morgan County Landmarks Society

This award recognizes a community leader whose contributions have insured the endurance of Madison’s architectural heritage.  

Presented to David Nunn for his years of service as staff for the Historic Preservation Commission and his dedication to historic preservation as Madison City Manager.

David Nunn receiving award

Outstanding Residential Rehabilitation
Preservation Excellence Award

Presented to Jeff Miller in recognition of the rehabilitation of the Victorian cottage at 354 Poplar Street.

Victorian Cottage at 354 Poplar Street

Outstanding Residential Rehabilitation
Preservation Excellence Award

Presented to Preston Snyder in recognition of the rehabilitation of the Victorian cottage 376 Poplar Street.

Victorian Cottage at 376 Poplar Street