Monday, May 21, 2018

Press Release: 2nd Annual Historic Preservation Awards ceremony in the City of Lake Worth is this Wednesday.

[Press Release is below. But first, please take note: The Lake Worth Casino IS NOT a historic structure. Hopefully some day the Historic Preservation Awards will be held in the lobby of the Gulfstream Hotel, a structure of true historic significance.The Casino structure presently at the Lake Worth Beach is new construction, a $6M replica of past Casino’s from our Citys long history.

Just to be clear. There is not one single structure at the Beach that is historic any more except for the historic arguments going back over a hundred years about what to do with that 19 acres at the Beach. To find out exactly what is listed on the National Register and the City’s “Register of Historic Places” click on this link.]

For more information about Wednesday’s ceremony contact Mr. Ben Kerr, the City’s Public Information Officer at 561-586-1631; email:
May is National Historic Preservation Month. Share this upcoming event using hashtag #ThisPlaceMatters

Press release follows:

Lake Worth, FL* — On May 23rd, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. the City of Lake Worth, Department for Community Sustainability, Division of Planning, Zoning and Historic Preservation in conjunction with the Historic Resources Preservation Board and the Historical Society of Lake Worth will host a ceremony in the Lake Worth Casino Ballroom to present the second annual Lake Worth Historic Preservation Awards.

Winners will be recognized with awards in five categories:
  • Rehabilitation/restoration.
  • Compatible new construction or addition.
  • Preservation of historic materials.
  • Preservation craftsman.
  • Preservation champion or organization.

The Historical Society of Lake Worth will also be presenting two awards for sensitive restoration and adaptive re-use of historic properties. After the ceremony a light reception will be held.

“The City of Lake Worth Historic Resources Preservation Board is pleased to announce the City’s second annual Historic Preservation Awards. I hope you’ll join us in recognizing the award winners that have contributed to preserving our City’s unique character and the people that helped make it possible. We are excited to continue with the annual awards program as there are many great new projects in the City.”

—Darrin Engel, Chairman of the Lake Worth Historic Resources Preservation Board.

*We are LAKE WORTH. A hometown City that is committed to delivering the highest level of customer service through a commitment to integrity, hard work and a friendly attitude. We strive to exceed the expectations of our citizens, our businesses, our elected officials and our fellow employees.”