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Moore honored for historic preservation
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Preservation efforts for three adjacent historic buildings on Spring Street have been recognized with the Golden Award of excellence.

Local attorney Ryan J. Moore received the award for his work in revitalizing the buildings that now serve as his law office and 1810, a title company.

Moore expressed appreciation to Jeff Golden for his leadership, to Rachel Killebrew’s passion for historic preservation and to Main Street McMinnville executive director Teresa Prober and president Amy-Jo Stanford for the organization’s continued vision for downtown revitalization.

The Golden Award is named in honor of Jeff Golden, who devoted many years to advancing Main Street McMinnville’s efforts and downtown’s revitalization. It is bestowed when a renovation project meets the following guidelines:

Exterior renovation preserves and/ or restores the historic appearance of the building. 

Interior renovation seeks to make the areas welcoming to its patrons.

The building is used for business.

The buildings located at 113, 115 and 117 Spring Street were constructed in the early 1900s. Killebrew says their renovation by Moore meets those guidelines and stands as a shining example of the contributions that can be made to downtown historic preservation.

“I commend Ryan for not only saving these buildings, but for restoring them so carefully like they were originally,” Killebrew said. “He waited a year to get the best guys who are known for restoring historic buildings to the original, even when the buildings had long ago become seriously in disrepair or neglect. We are presenting the Golden Award to him for his extraordinary contribution to our downtown restoration. It is an extraordinary achievement.”

The three-building project was in the hands of architect Allison Moore and historic renovation experts Ken Jones and David Swan.