Each year the Foundation recognizes an outstanding preservation project in Harpers Ferry or Bolivar for its contribution to maintaining and enhancing the architectural, historical and cultural heritage of our community. The Foundation invites residents, architects, or contractors to nominate distinguished preservation projects in the towns for recognition. The award highlights how restoring and adaptively reusing historic structures is an essential ingredient for community revitalization.

Past recipients of the Harper Ferry-Bolivar Historic Town Foundation’s Excellence in Historic Preservation award:


490 Fillmore Street
Constructed: 1890
Owner: Jay Premack & Erin Hurley
Lead Contractor: self


344 Washington Street
Constructed: 1893
Owner: Dr. Deborah Shewbridge


21 Downing Street
Constructed: 1890 (first level likely earlier)
Owner: Pam Leonard & John Flowers
Lead Contractor: self

1334 West Washington Street


1334 West Washington Street
Constructed: ca. 1900
Owner: Alexis Grant & Ben Collins
Lead Contractor: Bart & Kim Wheatley

401 Henry Clay Street


401 Henry Clay Street
Constructed: ca. 1880
Owner: Ievgenii and Oksana Ivanytsia
Lead Contractor: Joe Wiggington

Rockhaven - Pechuekonis House


900 Fillmore Street
Constructed: ca. 1927
Owner: Christian & Lynn Pechuekonis
Lead Contractor: Ron Stevens

275 Union Street


280 Union Street
Constructed: ca. 1835
Owner: Mike Musick
Lead Contractor: Bart Wheatley