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Preservation Partner Awards
Newton Award for Outstanding Preservation Stewardship
    Named for Mr. & Mrs. Floyd D. Newton for their inspiring stewardship of Boxwood, this award is the highest award given by the Historic Preservation Commission.
The Newton Award recognizes thorough and continuous commitment to the protection and maintenance of a pristine Madison asset. Too often we forget that day-to-day, year-to-year, and generation-to-generation the commitment of outstanding stewards of a historic property.
2018 Recipient

St. Paul's A.M.E. Church

847 Fifth Street

The congregation moved from their original building on Academy Street to their current location on Main Street in 1915 into a newly constructed church. That building, now known as the Asbury Building, remains largely unchanged 100 years later.

Past Recipients


Brandon-Hart Award for Outstanding Preservation Leadership
    The Morgan County Landmarks Society named this award for Dr. Josephine Brandon and Dr. Carol Hart, local leaders in preservation and specifically heritage education.
The Brandon-Hart Award is given in recognition of a community leader whose contributions have insured the endurance of Madison's architectural heritage. Preservation leadership is evidenced in many sectors of the community - government, non-profit organizations, neighborhood groups, and individual advocates.
2018 Recipient

Madison-Morgan Conservancy

Presented to the Madison-Morgan Conservancy Commission for both for years of service toward preservation of Morgan County's historic sites, farmland, greenspace, and timberland as well as for their recent initiatives: the Junior Conservancy and the Endangered Properties Revolving Fund.

Past Recipients

Hicky Award for Outstanding Preservation Intervention
    The Morgan County Historical Society named this award for Col. Dan and Hattie Mina Hicky, who gave generously of their historic resources and personal time in support of heritage tourism.

The Hicky Award is given in recognition of those who engaged in truly extraordinary efforts without which Madison may have lost an important resource. Recipients are the superlative few who intervened or initiated the preservation moxy needed at an essential moment to save a historic resource from the wrecking ball, demolition-by-neglect, lack of interest, or post-fire.
2016 Recipient (no 2018 Recipient)

Madison Fire Department

127 S. Main Street

Presented to the Madison Fire Department for their efforts in the preventing the destruction of 127 S. Main Street, the Vason Building.

Past Recipients
fire department