Please join us on Thursday, May 19 from 11 am to 2:30 pm for the 2022 Preservation Awards Luncheon at the Bembridge House, 953 Park Circle, Long Beach, CA 90813. There will be a catered lunch with time to view the items for the Silent Auction beforehand. The Preservation Awardees will then be announced and honored.
The deadline to make a reservation is Monday, May 9. Questions? Please call (562) 493-7019 or email us.
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$40 of the Luncheon is tax-deductible. Tax ID# 95-3769024
Learn About This Year’s Honorees!
Preservationist of the Year: Dan Pressburg
Dan Pressburg is being honored for his years-long commitment to historic preservation in not just his neighborhood of North Long Beach, but throughout the city. He worked to have his 1905 home, the former Long Beach Dairy & Creamery, declared a historic landmark (the first landmark in North Long Beach!). He has served on the city’s Cultural Heritage Commission. He’s currently President of the DeForest Park Neighborhood Association. Because of his long-time community activism, the City recently renamed the South St. Parkway to the Pressburg Parkway.
Preservation Award: 1st Congregational Church
The First Congregational Church is being honored for the meticulous, attention-to-every-detail (and multi-million dollar) project stabilizing and revitalizing the Rose Window on the east façade along with reconstruction of the surrounding terra cotta.
Restoration Award: The Belmont Shores Mobile Estates Clubhouse
Belmont Shores Mobile Estates is being honored for the extensive remodel, done by local contractor Jan van Dijs (and former LBH Preservationist of the Year), to bring back its iconic mid-century modern Clubhouse, originally designed by noted African-American architect Roy Sealey of Los Angeles.
Restoration Award: 5510 E. Lonna Linda Drive
The homeowners of this beautiful home in Park Estates, designed by Paul Tay, are being honored for the diligently extensive renewal and return to its original look inside and out. The project was overseen by the late architect (and another former Preservationist of the Year), Jon Glasgow.
Restoration Award: The Hotel Metropolitan
The Metropolitan Hotel, on the corner of Broadway and Linden in the East Village. is being honored for the remodel work on its 1930s Streamline Moderne appearance, which uncovered windows and “speedline” horizontal banding.
Restoration Award: The Nehyam Historic District
The Nehyam Historic District is being honored for all its work, organization, and community spirit in creating the city’s newest historic district.