The Cultural Heritage Awards Ceremony for 2021 has seen several buildings and individuals in the community recognised for their contribution to the city's cultural and historical significance.
The awards which are held once every two years, were held at Duntryleague on Friday night.
The winner for 'Restoration of a Residential Heritage Building' was won by 261 Anson Street and Duncan Stuart for the restoration of the building's verandah and balustrade.
'Adaptive Reuse of an Existing Building' was presented to the Byng Street Boutique Hotel at 62 Byng Street and Elizabeth and David Nock for the restoration of Yallungah House.
The award for 'Infill Development' was also won by the Byng Street Boutique Hotel for the expansion of Yallungah House to include a boutique hotel.
'Best Heritage Treatment of a Commercial Building' was jointly won by the former Dalton Brothers Store and the former Lands Office which is now the OCTEC.
'Best work on a Heritage building in Lucknow, Spring Hill or a Rural Area Within the City of Orange was won by 9 Grove Street, Spring Hill for its "tuck pointing, chimney and verandah restoration".
'Best improvement to a Building Which is Under 60 Years Old was won by 21 Rowan Street for the "new identity" the owners gave to a "traditional red brick veneer home".
There were several winners for 'Best Individual or Group Contribution to the Cultural Heritage Environment of Orange' who all received awards.
These included: author Elisabeth Edwards for her book on the Dalton family titled Wearing of the Green: the Daltons and the Irish Cause; The late Patrick West - whose award was collected by Judi West - for his management of work undertaken to heritage buildings owned by OCTEC; the Orange & District Historical Society for conserving the history of Orange; Peter Cornish of Cornish Constructions for the recent construction works undertaken at Holy Trinity Church and at the Uniting Church; Anton Hartley of Colour City Painting for painting historic buildings, including the former Lands Building (now OCTEC), Orange Credit Union and Orange Centrepoint Arcade.
The awards are an initiative of the Orange City Council Cultural Heritage Community Committee which is made up of representatives from history and heritage groups and members of the community.
"Aspects may include natural resources, local Aboriginal heritage, cultural landscapes, places that have aesthetic, historic, scientific or social value and movable cultural heritage including artefacts large and small," Cr Kidd said.
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