2018 Narducci Award Winner – 75 North Union Street
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.
On Sunday, January 17, 2021 the Narducci Award was presented to the owners of 28 and 30 Delevan St./(28 ) (30 Russell Ferri) and 18 North Union St./ Joseph Caprio of North Union St Holdings LLC.
28-30, a twin home on Delevan Street dating to 1884, fortunately retained the original architectural details. The owners on both sides worked to restore them through historically accurate paint and other improvements continuing the integrity and symmetry of a single home.
18 North Union, a 200 year-old brick structure in Lambertville’s downtown, underwent a major rehabilitation. A few of the efforts included repointing brick using special lime/sand mortar mix with a custom-built small trowel. Portland cement was not introduced in the United States until 1875 so he specifically matched the mortar mix more commonly used around 1820. Mr. Caprio also returned historically-accurate, custom-made, fully-operable shutters to the building, along with hardware appropriate to the period.
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