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Heritage Awards

Every two years, the Lafayette Historic Preservation Board presents numerous Heritage Awards to building owners who are helping to preserve the architectural history of Lafayette and maintain its historic community feeling. New in 2011 was the recognition of three outbuildings, for their contribution to connecting modern Lafayette with its agricultural and commercial history.

WanekaFarmChuck & Lois Waneka
In appreciation of an intact grouping of historic agricultural outbuildings that retain their distinctive architectural features, and that serve as a gateway to historic Lafayette.


ArmijoJim & Liz Armijo
For enlivening Public Road through maintenance of the building's architectural style, while respecting its historic Main Street character through itscompatibleform and scale.


stephanhouseRobert & Valerie Stephan
For the excellent care and stewardship of the historic home's architectural features, including its fine Victorian porch and windows, and for its respectfully designedrear addition.


SimpsonStSimpson Street LLC
In appreciation of this compatible new construction that is respectful of the surrounding historic commercial character and neighborhood.


VillalonMiguel Villalon
In appreciation of this commercial building's intact commercial false front and the owner's care for its original interior finishes.



PariseDaniel Parise
For the thoughtful care and stewardship of a unique historic house that represents the adaptive reuse of Lafayette's former train depot which served as the hub of the community where people, goods, and communications came and went.

manzanaresClyde & Nora Manzanares
In recognition of the sensitive adaptive reuse and exterior maintenance of a rare, intact outbuilding in Lafayette.



maddyDavid Maddy & Stacy Putnam
In appreciation of the exceptional care and maintenance of the house's original form and architectural details, including its hipped roof, porch, and multi-colored transom windows.


morrellGerry & Janet Morrell
For respecting their house's exterior character and for its careful interior restoration, making the house an outstanding anchor of East Cleveland Street.


bewsbews2Michael & Patricia Bews
In appreciation of excellent long-term care and stewardship of two architecturally unique houses in Lafayette.


KennedyCynthia Kennedy
In recognition of good stewardship and maintenance of this important historic barn in Lafayette.



vfwVeterans of Foreign Wars Mile High Post #1771
In recognition of the VFW’s decades-long service as an anchor for the community and Lafayette's social heritage.