The Santa Monica Conservancy held its 2012 Preservation Awards Sunday at the historic Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica.

The conservancy, an organization that promotes and protects Santa Monica’s architectural history, gave its President’s Award to local historian and author Ernie Marquez in honor of his commitment to the preservation of Santa Monica’s early history, particularly the history of the Rancho Boca de Santa Monica families.

An Outstanding Service Award was given to Barbara Stinchfield, former director of Community and Cultural Services. Stinchfield was praised for her efforts in preserving and renovating the Annenberg Beach House, the Miles Playhouse and the Shotgun House.

A Restoration Award was given in recognition of architect William Dale Brantley’s restoration of the Builders Exchange Building at Fourth and Broadway.

Another Restoration Award was given to Vincent Landay and Cherly Clark for their efforts to relocate or renovate their 1907 American Foursquare Style home.

Susan Connally received a Stewardship Award for her continuing efforts to maintain and repair the Charmont and The Sovereign, two 1929 Spanish Colonial Revival-style apartment buildings that are designated city landmarks. Connally owns the buildings.

A second Stewardship Award went to Don Kidson, owner of Busy Bee Hardware, for his upkeep of the 1521 Santa Monica Blvd. business.

A final award went to Phyllis Conkle for Outstanding Volunteer Service. The award recognizes Conkle’s role as the creator of the conservancy’s receptions and parties in historic places.

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