Narducci Award

2015 Narducci Awards

Narducci Award 2015After its recent Autumn House Tour, the Lambertville Historical Society presented its prestigious Narducci Award, marking its 20th year. This year’s recipient, a row house on Buttonwood Street, recognized the efforts in preservation and restoration that were considered significant and included the complete replacement of the exterior with period appropriate materials and design. The society’s award committee’s recommendation was unanimously adopted by the board of trustees.

The award was presented to Helen Pettit, who lives in a neighboring home and purchased the house at 12 Buttonwood Street in 2013, not to flip it, but to prevent a potential ill-advised modernization and to restore the architectural integrity and cohesion of most of the row. Pettit, who did a great deal of the work herself, in turn passed the plaque on to the current owner, Grace Kelly, who will affix it to the front.

LHS established the Alice Narducci Preservation awards in 1996 in honor of founding society president Alice Narducci who played a key role in saving the Marshall House from demolition.  The award, a bronze plaque, recognizes historical preservation of a structure’s exterior, restoration of a building to its original architectural integrity, or a combination.  The award winners have been:

1996

67 Clinton Street, James Mastrich & Kathryn Hall

68 Delaware Avenue, Fran & Marv Silverstein

18 Jefferson Street, Bernice Farlee Snyder

11 Bridge Street, The Lambertville Station, Mike Dougherty, Skip DiMarco, Rose DiMarco, Tony DiMarco and Dan Whitaker

1997

32 Bridge Street, The Lambertville House, Jan & George Michael

137-139 North Union Street, Helen & Gene Dennision

27 Jefferson Street, Paulette & Muncie Russell

42 Coryell Street, Lou Toboz & Ron Walker

1998

8 Coryell Street, The Porkyard, Jim Hamilton

21 Coryell Street, Mary Rittenhouse Smith and Patricia & Bruce Hamilton

151-153 North Union Street, Arnett Manor

44 Coryell Street, Denise Kortunik & Gary Duda

1999

43 South Main Street, Swan Hotel, Jim Bulger

20 Church Street, Beth Beitel

2000

50 Perry Street, Ray & Mary Jane Aklonis

201 South Main Street (Route 29), River Walk, Eugene Albert

39 North Main Street, Steven Gray

2001

21 Bridge Street, The Masonic Building

43 York Street, Mickey Byer

72 York Street, Murray Gottfried & Merle Citron

2002

120 North Union Street, Jim & Kate Breuning

42 Delaware Avenue, Bonnie & Ronnie Gendaszek

39 York Street, Kalmia Club

2003

55 Bridge Street, New Jersey Countryside Magazine

144 North Union Street, John & Melanie McManus

2004

148 North Union Street, Betsy & Stewart Palilonis

81 North Union Street, Tom & Sherry Stivick

2005

38 Jefferson Street, Sandy Kersey

41 Clinton Street, Joan & Herb Spiegel

49 Bridge Street, commercial property, Woodrose Properties

2006

25 Ferry Street, Joanne Beauchamp & Sylvain Robitaille

9 and 11 York Street, Deanne & Frank Fortunato and David DelVecchio and Karen Kominsky

2007

41 York Street, Mike Maturro & Heather Martin

60 Bridge Street, James Wilson Marshall House

2008

45 York Street, Patricia Firth & Edward Cohen

42 York Street, York Street House B&B, Mark & Laurie Weinstein

2009

79 and 81 Clinton Street,  Jeff McVey & Larry Simms and Susan Roop

2010

47 Coryell Street, Edward & Dolores Dragan

2011

45 North Main Street, The Grand, Don Hart

2012

50 Bridge Street, St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church

2013

72 Delaware Avenue, William & Irene Taylor

32 North Union Street, George Evans

2014

57 Bridge Street, Lambertville Hall, LLC

2015

12 Buttonwood Street., Helen Petitt