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11/29/2013 - 12/22/2013
Cottage & Town Awards
Presented by Rehoboth Beach Main Street
This program is a celebration of preservation and renovation in downtown Rehoboth Beach, DE.
The 17th Annual Cottage and Town Awards, follows the tradition founded by a group of local citizens with an interest in preserving the charm of downtown Rehoboth Beach. In 2005 those citizens passed the torch to Rehoboth Beach Main Street, a non-profit organization affiliated with the National Trust for Historic Preservation with the mandate of keeping downtown Rehoboth Beach economically strong and architecturally unique.
The program recognizes residential and commercial property owners who contribute to the charm, beauty and ambiance of Rehoboth Beach through preservation/restoration, new construction and landscaping. The aim is to celebrate and thank those who make significant contributions to our community.
There are five award categories:
- Residential Preservation
- Residential New Construction
- Residential Renovation
- Landscape Renovation/New Plantings
- Commercial Preservation/Renovation/New Construction/Facade Treatment
The nominator may, but need not, own the property nominated or be the property’s primary contractor.
The Rehoboth Beach Main Street Design Committee will judge the 2013 properties nominated. One property per category will win recognition and a bronze award plaque to be displayed on their property. Those properties will be recognized in local press releases and at an award ceremony on November 3rd 2013 at the Rehoboth Beach Museum.
Competition is always keen for these prestigious local awards; and the committee’s deliberations delve into the true nature and intent of the prizes. First and foremost is a design reflection of Rehoboth’s history of seaside homes on small lots with modest scale and polite demeanor. Construction renovation and preservation is intended to reflect that long history of the “good neighbor” policy. New construction must similarly relate to design and style constraints that echo those same standards.