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Newport Restoration Foundation Now Accepting Nominations for 2021 Doris Duke Preservation Awards

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Meaghan Barry Fernandes
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Newport, RI— The annual Doris Duke Preservation Awards, a joint program of the Newport Restoration Foundation and the City of Newport, encourages excellence in historic preservation by recognizing exemplary preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation projects as well as education and advocacy initiatives that have taken place throughout Aquidneck Island. This year’s deadline for nominations is June 1, 2021.


Newport Restoration Foundation is calling upon the local community to nominate projects completed within the last three years that have truly enriched and added value to the character of the community through preservation. The winners will be acknowledged at an awards event on Friday, September 10, 2021 (details of the event pending). Please see below for award criteria and links to the nomination guidelines.


Award Criteria

  • Eligible recipients are individuals; non-profit or for-profit organizations; and federal, state, or local agencies.
  • A wide variety of nominations are encouraged, from small buildings to large, major rehabilitations to minor restorations, landscapes or streetscapes, and education or advocacy initiatives.
  • All work related to the project or initiative must have been completed within the last three (3) years.
  • Nominations are welcome from Newport, Middletown, and Portsmouth.
  • Properties that are currently (or anticipated to be) listed for sale will not be considered.
  • Up to three (3) awards are made annually. The Nomination Review Committee reserves the right to designate additional awardees under extraordinary circumstances.


Further information about the nomination process, including a listing of the information that must be provided in conjunction with a nomination, can be found at or by emailing Alyssa Lozupone, NRF’s Director of Preservation, at

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