Preservation Awards Set for Thursday

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It’s that time of year: Preservation Awards Night, put on by the Alameda Architectural Preservation Society.

The event will start at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday, May 23, at Auctions by the Bay Theater, 2700 Saratoga Ave., at Alameda Point. It should end by 9 p.m., organizers say.

The 16th-annual celebration of historic preservation projects on the Island, will include the winners of the second-annual AAPS Kids Preservation Contest.

Every year, members of AAPS recognize the owners, managers, designers and workers who have restored properties in Alameda with historic or architectural significance. Nominated buildings may range in age from the 19th Century through the 1940s, according to AAPS, and their use may vary.

The winners usually include commercial properties, churches, governmental structures, single-family homes and apartment houses. And during the awards gala, community members get to hear how these showcase projects enhance the architectural character of Alameda.

The event is free. For more information, call 510-479-6489 or go to the AAPS website.

Janet Levaux