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Submitted by on 1, June 5, 2009 – 6:00 am2 Comments
1532 Ninth Street (detail)

1532 Ninth Street (detail)

1530-1532 Ninth Street

1530-1532 Ninth Street (after)

2111 Lincoln Avenue (before)

2111 Lincoln Avenue (before)

2111 Lincoln Avenue (after)

2111 Lincoln Avenue (after)

The Clamp Swing Building

The Clamp Swing Building

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The Alameda Theatre & Cineplex

2310 Clement Street

2310 Clement Street

Maybee Building (before)

Maybee Building (before)

Maybee Building (after)

Maybee Building (after)

The  Alameda Architectural Preservation Society is hosting its 12th annual Preservation Awards at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 7 at First Presbyterian Church, 2001 Santa Clara Avenue. Admission is free.

This year’s winners include a pair of Queen Anne cottages at 1530-1532 Ninth Street, owned by Mohamed Elhashash (who, incidentally, works for the city’s Development Services Department); the Clamp Swing Building (now know as Rhythmix Cultural Works); the Maybee Building at 2531 Clement Avenue, owned by John Buestad and Ken Carvalho (it’s the new home of Buestad Construction); 2310 Clement Avenue, a former laundry owned by Bill Emberley; and both the Alameda Theatre and the Auctions by the Bay Theater.

The awards are given to restored properties of any type in Alameda with historic or architectural significance, ranging in age from the 19th century through the 1930s. Organizers say the awards showcase projects that preserve, restore or reuse historic property in a way that enhances its architectural character.

The awards debuted in 1998, when City Hall was restored. Past winners include the USS Hornet, Kofman Auditorium and the Delanoy Building on Park Street, along with a number of homes.

For the full scoop, you can check out the preservation society’s June newsletter by clicking on the link you’ll find here.

2 Comments »

  • Miriam D. says:

    Good Morning,
    I saw this article with the incorrect statement that Mr. Elhashash works for the City’s Development Services Department. That is not true. The City’s DSD will also be receiving an award for this project since they provided financial and technical assistance through the City’s Substantial Rehabilitation Program. Info is available at http://www.alamedahousing.com but here is the relevant section from that site:

    The Substantial Rehabilitation Program provides below market-rate loans to Alameda property owners to create new affordable rental units in vacant or underutilized space in existing structures. Grants of up to $7,500 for preliminary design services are available to help owners determine the feasibility of new unit development before proceeding with the rehabilitation project. In exchange for below market-rate loans, property owners commit to rent the new units to Housing Choice Voucher Program tenants for 15 years.

    Thanks

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