Lambertville Historical Society established the Alice Narducci Preservation Awards in 1996 in honor of founding society president Alice Narducci. The award, a bronze plaque, recognizes the historical preservation of a structure’s exterior, restoration of a building to its original architectural integrity or a combination. Both residences and businesses in the city of Lambertville are eligible to receive awards.
2022 Narducci Award winner – 119-121 North Union Street
At the LHS Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 22 the Alice Narducci Preservation Award was presented to Dina and Marc Fanelli, owners of 119-121 North Union Street. The grand 150 year-old Tuscan Revival stone house was built by William Cowin, owner of the local iron foundry.
During the second half of the 20th century it served as a church, an art gallery, and an interior design studio before returning to a private residence in 2005. Unfortunately, it was unoccupied for several years and fell into disrepair with roof leaks damaging both the interior and exterior. The current owners set about to restore the home to its former glory with roof repairs, undoing related harm to the porch and replacing most flashing.
Past Narducci Award winners have been:
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
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
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
43 South Main Street, Swan Hotel, Jim Bulger
20 Church Street, Beth Beitel
50 Perry Street, Ray & Mary Jane Aklonis
201 South Main Street (Route 29), River Walk, Eugene Albert