Reporter Pat Sherman and La Jolla Light, among SOHO’s 2014 PIP award winners
From SOHO Reports
Save Our Heritage Organisation, San Diego County’s historic preservation group, will salute the winners of its 32nd annual People in Preservation (PIP) Awards, 6 p.m. Friday, June 6 at the Sunset Temple event center in North Park. La Jolla is the beneficiary of the ongoing labors of four PIP winners selected by the 2014 jury comprised of landscape architect Amy Hoffman, preservation architect Paul Johnson, and historian and researcher Sarai Johnson.
• Patricia Dahlberg will receive SOHO’s Lifetime Achievement Award for 50 years of visionary leadership and tireless service as president of the La Jolla Historical Society.
• The La Jolla Historical Society itself will be recognized as Preservationist of the Year, for its expanded role as a preservation advocate (action Dahlberg initiated) and for contributing to the restoration and return to public use of two historic buildings, Wisteria Cottage and the William Black House, aka UC San Diego’s chancellor’s house.
• La Jolla Light reporter Pat Sherman, as well as the Light newspaper, will receive SOHO’s Town Crier award for ongoing coverage of historic buildings at risk, such as the La Jolla Post Office, and for bringing preservation issues and debates to the front page.
• James Rega fastidiously restored one of the internationally revered, but long-threatened cottages at El Pueblo Ribera in La Jolla. Designed by the great modernist Rudolph Schindler, this compound of interconnected cottages and patios has suffered over the years for several reasons, including the mistaken use of beach sand in the original concrete mix, house fires and remodeling to enclose original rooftop sleeping porches.
Other 2014 PIP winners include:
• Robert McQuead: Preservation in Practice award for 35 years of preservation architecture in Escondido;
• Corey and Patricia Cheney, and Legacy 106, Inc.: Residential Restoration award, in Loma Portal;
• Port of San Diego, Terramar Retail Centers and Heritage Architecture & Planning: Commercial Renovation award for renovation of the Old Police Headquarters;
• San Diego Archaeological Center: Piecing Together the Past award
• North Park Historical Society: Towering Achievement award for preserving the Water Tower and associated buildings by listing them on the National Register of Historic Places;
• Gary Fogel and Craig Harwood: Wrighting a Wrong award for their book “Quest for Flight: John J. Montgomery and the Dawn of Aviation in the West,” which proves Montgomery’s place in American aviation as the first flight before that of the Wright brothers;
• Heritage Architecture & Planning and SDG&E: Gift to the Street award for SDG&E Substation F;
• City of San Diego Park & Recreation Department: Plaza de People award for ridding Balboa Park’s Plaza de Panama of parked cars and returning it to pedestrians.
—— If you go: Reception tickets are $55 ($45 for members) and must be purchased in advance from SOHO at SOHOsandiego.org or (619) 297-9327.
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