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Alliance Preservation Awards

The Alliance Area Preservation Society's Preservation Award honors noteworthy preservation projects in the greater Alliance area. These awards are an opportunity for the Society to recognize the efforts of property owners and the often heroic work they perform in preserving the historic and architectural resources in our area. The awards also encourage historic preservation and acknowledge that good preservation can be found in the restoration of the most modest residence to the grandest mansion. 

2012 Preservation Award Recipients:

Conrad Lodge No. 271
(Masonic Temple)
144 S. Linden, built 1915-1917

This red brick Georgian Revival style building was built during WWI and dedicated with a parade, a dinner and “Grand Ball” on New Year’s Day 1918. Contrasting limestone trim is used with the brick to create classically inspired windows, corner quoins, a denticulated cornice and a pediment roof.

The Conrad Lodge-Masonic Hall on S. Linden Ave
3001 South Union
built c. 1865

This mid 19th century home was probably a farmhouse just outside the Village of Mount Union. Notably situated on a small hill overlooking Silver Park, it has been lovingly restored. A bracketed overhanging cornice, spiral corner guards and a large wraparound porch with braces have been painted in three contrasting colors for optimum effect.

This elegant home built by Charles Hillis in 1865 sits grandly across from Silver Park
2013 Preservation Award Recipients:

Former Alliance Women’s Club
229 South Union, built 1907

Originally the home of Walter Webb, Sr. and his wife Katharine, it became the Alliance Women’s Club in 1923. A two story frame Colonial Revival style portico is the main architectural feature of this white-painted brick which also has a variety of beveled glass and leaded windows. A large one story meeting room, called the Georgian Room, was added to the back (west) in 1931.

Walter Webb, Sr. constructed this home in 1907 and it later served as the Alliance Women's Club for over 90 years
419 South Union
built c. 1887

Italianate houses such as this one were common in Alliance during the late 19th century but few have survived relatively intact. Of special interest is the bracketed square columned wraparound porch and double front doors.  Possibly a cupola surmounted the roof at one time. This was originally the home of Frank Rastetter.

Frank Rastetter's home, built around 1887 may have originally had a cupola on its  roof.
Contractor John C. Devine built many homes and public buildings in the area but built this home for himself in 1907
This elegant home built by Charles Hillis in 1865 sits grandly across from Silver Park
The First Methodist Church (now Christ Methodist) was built in 189, and was known as the "Church on the Hill" above Downtown
The Former Midland-Buckeye Bank is now home of the Cat Fanciers Association and Feline Museum
This class American Foursquare home was built by Col. William W. King in 1907
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