Past Award Recipients

Gov Awds Past Recipients
The Governor's Historic Preservation Awards Program provides an opportunity to annually recognize exemplary preservation efforts going on throughout California. We invite you to review the Award recipients listed below, all of whom represent the many outstanding ways in which our collective heritage is celebrated and preserved.

2018 Award Recipients

City of West Hollywood Commercial Historic Resources Survey, Context Statement, and Preservation Website
Cucamonga Service Station
Digital Media Arts Center
Mid-Century Modern in the City of Sacramento Historic Context and Survey
Research and Collaboration for the Restoration of Tstyiwi on the Pecho Coast
Santa Barbara County Courthouse Mural Room

Video of 2018 Awards Ceremony  (Awards ceremonies are live-streamed beginning with the 2018 awards ceremony)

2017 Award Recipients

Battleship Iowa Interactive Tour App
Carmen Lucas
Carson Block Building Rehabilitation
City of Anaheim Mills Act Video Series
Galleon San Salvador: Creating a Seaworthy Replica of California's Ship of Origin
La Neighbor: A Settlement House in Logan Heights
Preserving and Processing the Valley Times Newspaper Photographs
Salvaging the Past: A Case Study in Archaeological Inquiry 

2016 Award Recipients

Ancestors 1 and County of Lake Memorandum of Agreement
California Theatre
Citywide Historic Context Statement for LGBTQ History in San Francisco
Cuyama Valley: A Corridor to the Past
Home Front at Camp Anza
Interpreting the Drawings and Career of Architect John P. Pedersen
Kashaya Pomo Cultural Landscape Project
Little Italy San Diego Interactive Mobile App
Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion
Paula Boghosian
Preservation Resource Center at the Shotgun House
Santa Ysabel Restoration Project 

2015 Award Recipients

A Napa Coloring Book
A Walk Through Time: The Story of Anderson Marsh
Audrey Geisel University House
Carmel Mission Basilica
Coit Memorial Tower
Dana Adobe
"Historic Pasadena" Smart Phone App
Presidio Officers' Club
Robert Pitcairn Jr. House and Reverend A. Moss Merwin House
Santa Barbara County Courthouse Clock and Gallery
Sustaining San Franciso's Living History

2014 Award Recipients

Atascadero City Hall
Captain Fletcher's Inn at Navarro-by-the-Sea
The Hallidie Building
Historic Mount Diablo Beacon
Lemon Grove History Mural
MA Center LA Building
140 New Montgomery Street
San Deigo Archaeological Center
The Wright Time: A History of the Pilgrim Congregational Church
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation Cultural Resources Committee

2013 Award Recipients

Alice Carey
Christy McAvoy
Bancroft Rock House Rehabilitation
Case Study House Program National Register Nomination
Chicano Park Murals Restoration
Ford Assembly Building Rehabilitation
Huntington Japanese House and Garden Restoration
Kelly Cullen Community Rehabilitation
Twin Peaks Tavern Landmark Designation
United Auburn Indian Community Tribal Historic Preservation Committee
The Whittier Conservancy

2012 Award Recipients

Bale Grist Mill
City of Orange Cultural and Historic Preservation Element
Leo Carrillo Ranch Barn Stabilization and Restoration 
Linde-Robinson Laboratory for Global Environmental Science
Lopez Adobe
Murphy Windmill
Robert C. Pavlik
Relighting the Historic Signs of Figueroa Street
Smith River National Recreation Area Fire Warehouse
Spirit of the Ocean Fountain
Warner-Carrillo Adobe Ranch House and Barn

2011 Award Recipients

Bayview Opera House
Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restaurant
Historic Context Statement: San Francisco Modern Architecture and Landscape Design 1935-1970
The Kawaiisu Project
Passage of Senate Bill 1034 (California ARPA)
Presidio Public Health Service Hospital District
Richmond Memorial Civic Center Rehabilitation
Richmond Municipal Natatorium
San Nicolas Island Archaeological Field School Program
Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead Restoration and Rehabilitation
Study of Late 19th and Early 20th Century Development and Architecture in Pasadena
William C. Masson Residence Historic Structure Report

2010 Award Recipients

Chris Brewer
Lorie Garcia
Chicken Boy on North Figueroa Street
Four Decades of Historic Preservation in San Diego
Keeping Time I, II, and III Conferences
Preservation and Rehabilitation of Historic Chinese Structures
Rehabilitation of Bubeshko Apartments
Restoration and Renovation of 1872 Redwood Cellar and 1881 Carriage House
Restoration of Sierra No. 3, the "Movie Star" Locomotive
Sather Gate and Sather Tower Restorations
SurveyLA Public Participation Program

For information about recipients awarded in the years prior to 2010, please contact the Office of Historic Preservation:, or 916-445-7000.