The Historic Preservation Award recognizes and honors property owners and developers who engage in preservation on property within the city’s five historic districts: Euclid Avenue, Solar Hill, Virginia Hill, Bristol Downtown Commercial, and Bristol Warehouse Historic Districts.
Restoration of 701 State Street began in 2008, preserving history while bringing the building to modern code. The retrofitted façade was removed, original façade and wood transom windows restored, and the entire first floor removed. Historic Oak Trim, over 1,800 board feet, was restored and original walls were incorporated. Sixty historic hinges and countless hardware pieces were restored. Front doors feature famous Bommer spring hinges patented in 1895. Seven original transom doors were located and reused. After years of tireless work and attention to detail, the project was completed in 2010.