Each year, the Historic Preservation Committee and the Department of Community Development & Planning recognize restoration efforts that have transformed some of Bristol Tennessee’s oldest residential and commercial structures to their former glory.
Only the exterior of a building and property are considered for the award and nominations are based on:
The preservation of historic buildings through sensitive renovations, repairs, and/or compatible building additions.
The positive impact on the community and historic resources in Bristol.
Overall quality of work.
The project’s ability to serve as an example for other historic preservation projects.
Historic Preservation Committee
The Historic Preservation Committee is a subcommittee of the Bristol Tennessee Planning Commission. Current members are:
Susan Tanner Debra Kennedy Rebecca Wilkerson Lucia Schneider Maggie Elliott Vickie Mitoraj Andrew Snyder
Applications for 2023 will be available Aug. 15. You may access the application here.Properties located in the historic districts are eligible for consideration for the Historic Preservation Awards. The historic districts include:
Bristol Downtown Commercial Historic District (view map)
Fairmount Neighborhood Historic District, and (view map)
Holston Avenue Neighborhood Historic District (view map)
One property will be awarded in each historic district. In addition to the historic districts, a “City-wide” award will be given for a project which may be located anywhere within the city limits of Bristol, Tennessee. Anyone may submit a nomination and self-nominations are accepted.