Nominations for Historic Preservation Improvement Awards due March 31

The City of Mt. Pleasant’s Historic District Commission (HDC) is currently seeking nominations for the 2019 Historic Preservation Improvement Awards.

The awards are presented each year to honor exterior improvements of residential and commercial properties in the City of Mt. Pleasant in four areas – Preservation, Restoration, New Construction or Downtown Historic District Choice. Nominated properties must be at least 25 years old, and improvements must have been completed between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018.

The HDC will evaluate applications that best reflect the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. Details can be found at Winners will be announced on May 13 as part of National Historic Preservation month.

Michelle Sponseller, Downtown Development Director shared, “These awards offer individuals an opportunity to recognize and express appreciation to their fellow residents who not only take pride in maintaining their property, but are dedicated to retaining its historic character.”  She added, “Over the past three years we have honored three commercial properties which have safeguarded the historical charm of our downtown area and in 2019 we are hoping to receive nominations for residential properties as well.  This impressive commitment to preserving the past while offering modern amenities continues to be a draw to our many year-round visitors.”

Nominations are due by 4:30 p.m. on March 31, 2019. Nomination forms can be found on the City’s website at

For more information, contact Downtown Development Director Michelle Sponseller at (989) 779-5348 or