City awards historic building renovations

The Holly Theatre and the Sparta Building will receive two bronze plaques from the city of Medford for the renovation efforts at these historic buildings.

The Medford Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission will award the 2013 historic preservation awards at noon today at the City Council meeting.

The Commission will present three Certificates of Design Merit and two bronze plaques to five property owners who have invested in the restoration and rehabilitation of historic structures.

Carl Coffman will receive his bronze plaque for the extensive restoration of the Sparta Building at the corner of East Main Street and North Riverside Drive.

The JPR Foundation Inc. will receive a bronze for the restoration of the Holly Theatre at the corner of the Holly and Sixth streets.

Both the Holly and Sparta received grants from the Medford Urban Renewal Agency.

Three other buildings received Certificates of Design Merit.

Russ Dale, Muriel Ames and Rolar Yondorf rehabilitated the storefront of the L.C. Taylor building at the corner of South Bartlett and East Eighth streets. The building is being used by the Job Council.

The Miles Family Foundation repaired the exterior of the Hamlin Block East building at 132 East Main Street.

Dorsey Parrish Investments LLC produced a sign for the Woolworth building at 33 North Central Ave.

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