Historic Preservation Awards
Each year, the Sanford Historic Trust awards well-preserved homes and commercial businesses with a plaque to commemorate the landowner's initiative and efforts to promote Sanford's heritage.
Nominations for 2022 are closed. Join us on May 19, 2022 for the awards ceremony to find out who this year's winners are!
Preamble and Purpose: As part of National Preservation Month, the Sanford Historic Trust recognizes preservation efforts of Sanford homeowners and residents. The annual awards program is based on the City of Sanford Schedule “S” codes. However, the awards do not reflect just the meeting of the letter of the codes, but the landowner’s personal initiative, efforts, and desires to take them to a higher level in promoting the historic ambience of Sanford’s heritage. Awards are determined by a committee within the Sanford Historic Trust.
The Preservation Award is presented to the property and received by the current owner to be displayed and maintained at the property. The Preservation Award remains the sole property of the Sanford Historic Trust, Inc. which reserves the right to remove the award if the property falls into disrepair and/or no longer reflects the high standards required to earn the award.
Architectural design: The historic architectural design features must be largely intact without substantial modifications. Modification to the original structure must be in keeping with the original architectural intent and any additions must not adversely affect the principle structure’s design integrity.
Railings and porches should reflect the original architectural style of the structure. Porches must be open, side porches may be screened. Furniture visible from the street must be in keeping with the style of the home.
Windows and doors are preferred to be original, new windows and doors should be wood or wood/vinyl clad and in keeping with the style of the original. Screen and storm doors are acceptable made of wood, decorative steel or wrought iron. Shutters must be the correct size and working, not just decorative.
Wood fences are preferred. Walkways must be complimentary to the style and period. Landscaping is also an essential part of the building’s streetscape and can add to or detract from the over all architectural intent. The property must be well maintained.