Named after our founding president, the Parker Westbrook Award for Lifetime Achievement recognizes significant achievement in historic preservation over a period of years. The award may be presented to an individual, organization, business, or public agency whose activity is of local, statewide, or regional importance. The 2020 Parker Westbrook Award goes to Main Street Arkansas for its role in providing technical assistance, additional grant monies, and support to local Main Street programs throughout the state during the COVID-19 pandemic, helping to save local businesses and keep our historic downtowns vibrant.
Using the patented Main Street Four-Point Approach of Organization, Promotion, Design, and Economic Vitality, Main Street Arkansas has been a leading advocate for downtown revitalization since 1984. Since its founding, Arkansas’s Main Street programs have provided crucial on-the-ground support for local businesses—attracting more than $573 million in public and private investment, creating 7,987 net new jobs and more than 1,483 net new businesses.
Allison + Partners
Ted and Rev. Leslie Belden
David and Patricia Blick
Jim and Kathy Boyette
Jason and Sarah Gill Campbell
Campo Architecture and Interior Design
Clements & Associates/Architecture, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Courtney C. Crouch, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Courtney and Amber Crouch
East Harding Construction
First Community Bank
Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, PLLC
Justice David and Carolyn Newbern
Mark and Cheri Nichols
Oscar Chambers House
Revival Architecture, Inc.
Bobby and Kathy Roberts
|Parker Westbrook Award for Lifetime Achievement||Main Street Arkansas|
|Award Winner – Outstanding Achievement in Adaptive Reuse||Winchester Auto Building, Little Rock|
|Honorable Mention – Outstanding Achievement in Adaptive Reuse||Tommy Marshall Curiosity Center, Eudora|
|Honorable Mention – Outstanding Achievement in Adaptive Reuse||AC Hotel, Little Rock|
|Excellence in Heritage Preservation||Drew Calhoun, Corning|
|Outstanding Achievement in Preservation Advocacy||Hillcrest Residents Association, Little Rock for its Design Overlay District flyer|
|Outstanding Work by a Craftsperson||Nathanael DeVries, Jacksonville|
|Ned Shank Award for Outstanding Preservation Publication||“Historic Preservation: The Boyhood Home of Levon Helm” by Ann Ballard Bryan|
|Outstanding Service in Neighborhood Preservation||Justin Skinner, Fort Smith|
|Outstanding New Construction in a Historic Setting||Jacksonport State Park Visitor Center, Newport|
|Excellence in Personal Projects||Boyce and Pat Dixon, Walnut Ridge|
|Outstanding Achievement in Preservation Education – Print Media||Hillcrest Residents Association, Little Rock for its Historic Neighborhood Design Handbook|
|Outstanding Achievement in Preservation Education – Digital Media||Main Street Siloam Springs for its “Downtown Then and Now – Interactive Historical Building Registry” website|
|Excellence in Preservation through Rehabilitation||El Dorado Apartments, El Dorado|
|Outstanding Preservation Reporting in the Media||Cary Jenkins, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Little Rock|
|Excellence in Preservation through Restoration||Cane Hill Presbyterian Church, Cane Hill|
Program and sponsors of the 2019 Arkansas Preservation Awards
Program and sponsors of the 2018 Arkansas Preservation Awards
Program and sponsors of the 2016 Arkansas Preservation Awards
Program and sponsors of the 2017 Arkansas Preservation Awards