Diana Painter wins
preservation leadership award

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2007 Preservation Awards

Fall 2007

I am very pleased and honored to be awarded the 2007 "Recognition of Achievement" award by Heritage Homes of Petaluma for "outstanding individual leadership in Petaluma preservation."

An article by Diana Painter and Kevin Brownlee on Spokane’s Nettleton’s Addition National Register District was recently published in the National Park Service’s CRM Journal. See a pdf of more information on this early 20th century streetcar suburb. It is now the largest National Register District in Washington State, and has received much positive publicity as a result, assisting in the revitalization of this neighborhood.
Visit the Nettleton Addition Historic District website.

Fall 2006

Painter Preservation & Planning has been featured in two recent publications.

Fifty and Proud of it! (166K pdf)
—Planning Magazine, November 2006

Historic Home Sets the Tone (81Kpdf)
—Press Democrat, 12-07-06

Spring/Summer 2006

1) The Spring 2006 issue CRM Journal features an article on Berkley Square in Las Vegas, NV. Berkley Square is a mid-twentieth century subdivision by famed Los Angeles architect Paul R. Williams. It was the first minority-built subdivision in Nevada and was financed by Oakland Civil Rights leader Thomas L. Berkley. The development was found eligible for the National Register by Painter Preservation & Planning in 2005. This project will also be featured in the November issue of Planning magazine.

Read the article in CRM

More info on Paul R. Williams

2) Nettleton’s Addition National Historic District is the subject of the cover story for the Summer 2006 issue of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation newsletter. Nettleton’s Addition, a streetcar suburb in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood, is now Washington State’s largest historic district. The nomination was completed by Painter Preservation & Planning in 2005 and it was listed in 2006.

See the Nettleton's Addition homepage

Read a pdf of the Washington Trust article

3) St. Vincent’s Academy was featured in a recent article in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat in their coverage of the Heritage Homes 2006 Biennial Summer House Tour. Painter Preservation & Planning conducted the Historic Resource Report for the St. Vincent’s Elementary School Campus Master Plan in 2002. The evaluation for rehabilitation of the 1888 Academy was conducted in 2004.

Read the Press Democrat article on St Vincents Elementary School

Historic Vonson Warehouses, Petaluma CA
Nettleton’s Addition National Historic District, Spokane WA

Additional News

Nettleton's Addition listed on the National Register of Historic Places!

Nettleton's Addition, the largest historic district in the State of Washington, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places the end of March 2006. This listing represents the culmination of an intensive three-year effort by the Spokane City/County Office of Historic Preservation, the West Central community, and Painter Preservation & Planning, who wrote the nomination. Congratulations to the City of Spokane and residents of Nettleton's Addition!

Read the Seattle PI story:


2005 Peterson Prize for Historic Research

I am pleased to announce that Painter Preservation & Planning was the recipient of the 2005 Peterson Prize for historic research. The prize is awarded annually by the Sonoma County Records Commission for research utilizing the Sonoma County Recorder's Office records. It was awarded for the Historic Context Report, "M. Vonsen and the First Street Warehouses." This report documented the life of Magnus Vonsen, important in Petaluma's heyday as the "Chicken Capital of the United States" and a nationally-recognized mineralogist. It also provided HABS-like documentation as mitigation for the demolition the waterfront warehouses and feedmill associated with his feed business.

More info on the Peterson Prize