What is the Historic Preservation Award?

The award recognizes Bentonville property owners who enhance the integrity of the city’s historic properties. This is achieved by appropriate additions and/or exterior renovations to existing structures and compatible new construction.
"Historic" is defined as a structure that is approximately 50 years old or older, and embodies distinctive characteristics of a type, period or method of construction. A structure may also be designated as significant for its association with events or individuals that are important on a local, regional, national, or global level. In order for a structure to be designated as significant, it must retain a high level of historic integrity. A structure may also be significant if it is listed in or is eligible to be listed in the Arkansas Register of Historic Places or the National Register of Historic Places.

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1. What is the Historic Preservation Award?
2. Why was the award created?
3. What are the evaluation criteria?
4. How do I nominate a property?
5. Who is the selection panel?
6. What happens if I win?