Preservation Achievement, 2015 Historic Preservation Awards

Carnegie HallThe 2015 Preservation Achievement Award was presented to Susan Adkins.

During her ten-year tenure as Executive Director of Lewisburg’s Carnegie Hall, this year’s Preservation Achievement honoree has shown a tenacious commitment to the preservation of the site.

This Greenbrier County native undertook an extensive exterior restoration project including a multi-year re-pointing project, painting and repair of damaged woodwork, construction of a well-designed and compatible entry way for physically challenged visitors, repairs to the deteriorated chimney, removal of trees that were causing damage to the hall, and landscaping.Susan Adkins

Her interior work includes installation of a new stage floor, installation of interior storm windows and other energy efficiency projects, updating the heating and cooling system, replacement of carpeting, remodeling of the toilets, major developments to the sound and lighting systems, and constant painting.  Perhaps most importantly, she will leave a legacy of a maintenance plan and careful documentation of all the work that was done under her leadership, as well as beneficial working relationships with the West Virginia Department of Culture and History, numerous foundations, the Greenbrier County Commission, and the Lewisburg City Council.

Congratulations, Susan!  Thank you for your hard work!

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