Carol Peterson of Lawrenceville — an author, preservationist and house historian — is this year’s recipient of the Michael Eversmeyer Promise Award, the Young Preservationist Association’s premiere recognition of leadership in the field of historic preservation.
The honor was bestowed tonight at the YPA’s annual preservation celebration, when the 2013 Top 10 preservation opportunities was announced. (Read more about that in tomorrow’s Post-Gazette.)
The late Michael Eversmeyer was a preservationist and architect who served for years on the city’s Historic Review Commission.
This from YPA:
“We believe Carol Peterson’s work represents great promise for advancing historic preservation in southwestern Pennsylvania. She has had a lifelong passion for old buildings and their neighborhoods.”
This from Carol:
“It is an honor to receive an award named for Mike Eversmeyer, and from the Young Preservationists, who are strong and consistent advocates for preservation of the region’s historic buildings, sites, and communities. We still have a lot of work to do.”
Carol was an architectural historian in the Cultural Resources section of the engineering firm Michael Baker Jr. Inc. from 1996-2007; she co-authored the book “Allegheny City: A History of Pittsburgh’s North Side” with Pittsburgh Steelers chairman and former ambassador to Ireland, Dan Rooney, published in 2013 by the University of Pittsburgh Press.
Photo by Mark Knobil
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