Preservation Month

Ice Cream Social
In celebration of National Preservation Month, each May the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) invites the community preservation network - organizations, leaders, and supporters - to an Ice Cream Social. HPC Staff makes 40 quarts of homemade ice cream, and the Commission dips up sweetness, serves lemonade, and meets and greets.

Our Preservation Community Network
Historic Madison-Morgan Foundation
Madison Cemetery Stewardship Commission
Madison City Council
Madison Historic Preservation Commission
Madison-Morgan Conservancy
Madison Morgan Cultural Center
Morgan County African-American Museum
Morgan County Historical Society
Morgan County Landmarks Society
Morgan County Resource Preservation Advisory Board

ANNUAL PRESERVATION AWARDS

In recognition of the shared local commitment to preserve Madison's historic resources, the Historic Preservation Commission presents annual awards at the Ice Cream Social.

Preservation Partner Awards are all about action, perhaps the "Do as I Do" awards. Awards are distributed to recognize individuals, families, and/or organizations which exemplify the ideals of stewardship, leadership, and initiative. Past recipients.
Preservation Excellence Awards are about recognition for a project well done. Awards are distributed to businesses, property owners, contractors, and/or organizations for projects which are not just passing grades but true grade "A"s.

2021 Preservation Awards

Mr. & Mrs. Floyd D. Newton Award
Outstanding Preservation Stewardship

Partner Award named by the
Historic Preservation Commission

This award recognizes a thorough and continuous commitment to protecting and maintaining a historic asset in Madison.

Presented to Alvin White for his continued preservation of the former White's Modern Shoe Shop at 121 W. Washington Street.

121 W. Washington Street

Dr. Josephine Brandon
- Carrol Hart Award
Outstanding Preservation Leadership

Partner Award named by the
Morgan County Landmarks Society

This award recognizes a community leader whose contributions have insured the endurance of Madison’s architectural heritage.  

Presented to Steve Schaefer for his years of service on the Historic Preservation Commission and his dedication to historic preservation in Madison.

Steve Schaefer

Col. Dan & Hattie Mina Hicky Award
Outstanding Preservation Intervention
Partner Award named by the
Morgan County Historical Society

This award recognizes those extraordinary efforts without which Madison may have lost an important historic resource.

Presented to the Butch Crook, Becky Vickery, & the Hewatt Family for the rehabilitation of the cottage at 524 Foster Street.

524 Foster Street

Outstanding Residential Rehabilitation
Preservation Excellence Award

Presented to Preston Snyder in recognition of the rehabilitation of the cottage at 703 Billups Avenue.

703 Billups Avenue

Outstanding Commercial Rehabilitation
Preservation Excellence Award

Presented to Preston Snyder in recognition of the restoration of the historic sign at 1240 Eatonton Road.

New South Motor Inn sign

Outstanding Commercial Rehabilitation
Preservation Excellence Award

Presented to Ed Freeman in recognition of the rehabilitation of storefront at 164 S. Main Street.

164 S. Main Street