2014 was a banner year for Great Houses of Summit Avenue and the Hill District winning 11 awards in 6 national publishing events. In fact, the book was a finalist in every award show for which it was nominated. Also two state-wide Preservation awards were given to the book.
The City of Saint Paul and Mayor Coleman and the Saint Paul AIA honored the book in May of 2014 with the coveted Cultural Heritage Award. The Heritage Preservation Commission organized the gala at City Hall, with several notable building projects also winning awards in other categories.
Preservation Alliance of Minnesota in September awarded the book the Preservation Award for outstanding merit in publishing. Preservation Alliance of Minnesota is a statewide organization in the spirit of the National Trust, protecting endangered buildings from demolition. Their mission is to preserve, protect and promote preservation throughout Minnesota.
Following is a list of all the awards, most of which were given at the national book convention Book Expo in New York City in May of 2014.
Midwest Independent Publishers Association
·Gold Award - Arts
·Gold Award- Illustration/Photography
Next Generation Indie Book Award
·Gold - Best Overall design
·Gold – Regional Non- Fiction
·Gold – Historical Non- Fiction
·Silver - Coffee Table book/Photography
·Sliver Winner for Architecture
Ben Franklin Award
·Silver Winner for Regional
·Silver Winner for Home and Garden
Independent Publisher book Awards
·Sliver Winner – Architecture
National Indie Excellence Awards
·Finalist – Coffee table book
Its a wonderful feeling to be recognized nationally both in the publishing world and through Preservation organizations!