Gift to the Street Awards



Check out our online video of the 2022 Award Ceremony here.


Outstanding Preservation Award 

Maureen Tate (48XX Florence Avenue)
Jon Hoffman, General Contracting; Ryan Spak, UCD Project Rehab; Melani Lamond, Realtor; Louis Tannen, Trim; Chris Neff, porch reconstruction; Kathy Dowdell, Farrugut  Street Architects; Andy Upright, Iron Work; Keu Painters, Paint. 

Knickerbocker Properties (3XX S. 46th Street) General Contracting by Owner.  

Preservation Initiative Award

  • Corey Loftus For her nominations of West Philadelphia properties to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, including St. Francis de Sales Church, House of Our Own Bookstore, and 4525 Spruce Street 

Gift to the Street Awards 

  • Scott Ryder and Doug Ewbank (3XX N 35th Street)
    Zach Zecha, Good Dog Painting 
  • University City Housing, Inc. (3XX S 45th Street)
  • Jocelyn & Philip Scribano 
  • Frank Murphy & Mary Anne Domico (9XX S 48th Street)
    Lauren Mariani, Mariani Carpentry 
  • Jacob Schneider & Deidre Aaron (9XX S 48th Street)
  • Martin Bodtmann & Scott Wilds (10XX S 45th Street)
    Russell Roofing, Roofing & Titan Property Masters, Painting 
  • Sandra Thompson & Rebecca Baranowski (33XX Baring Street)
    Matthew Broomfield, Painter 
  • Eric Cohen & Anne Pomerantz (35XX Spring Garden Street)
  • Scott & Kim Meyer (47XX Windsor Avenue)
  • Mark McGuire & Joann Verrier (47XX Windsor Avenue)
  • Michael Garmisa & Bridget Sullivan Garmisa (47XX Windsor Avenue)
    Matthew Broomfield, Painter 
  • Lucy Robinson and Samuel Burns (47XX Hazel Avenue)
  • Eric Headley (47XX Hazel Avenue)
  • Michael Outten & Ellen Hardaway (47XX Springfield Avenue)

To view GIFT TO THE STREET award winners from previous years CLICK HERE.


The Gift to the Street Award is one of three awards UCHS hands out annually at our Valentine Awards Tea, held in February. It honors the historically sensitive improvements neighbors make to their houses: window restoration, a new paint scheme, the replacement of a character defining feature long lost, such as roof finials or porch balusters, and gardening efforts. There are countless improvements to our historic housing stock that can make the list. We want to celebrate the smaller triumphs outside of full building restoration and give credit to the weekend warriors, the old house lovers, and those proud of the neighborhood’s character. 


Accepted year round. If you know an exceptional project in your neighborhood that you would like to nominate, please send information to

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