Connecticut Preservation Awards were presented this week by the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation at an event in Newtown.
Among those recognized was New Milford-based AMEICO. The distributor of modern design items was looking for bigger space and, using historic rehabilitation tax credits, was able to renovate the former Southern New England Telephone Company building.
Trust officials said the project proved that rehabilitation can be accomplished by clients with no preservation experience, but with vision, perseverance, and a skilled team.
An award was also presented to Lachat Farm, with the Town of Weston, the Nature Conservancy and Salem Preservation. The 40-acre former farm was deeded to Weston and the Nature Conservancy. When it was suggested that a building be demolished for open space, a grassroots movement sprung up to commemorate Weston's agricultural past and create a legacy for its future.
Noted historic restoration architect Robert Hatch passed away in 2016. He was honored posthumously.