A Superior renovation project was among those honored with a 2019 Preservation Award granted by the Wisconsin Trust for Historic Preservation.

The Empire Block in downtown received the award given for outstanding efforts to preserve Wisconsin's historic places.

Renovation of the historic building at the corner of North 12th Street and Tower Avenue got underway in 2017 and offers a mix of residential and commercial spaces in downtown.

Award-winning projects include buildings from humble and grand, representing the value preservation can bring to the environment, local communities and local economies.

Other award recipients this year include Nunn Bush Factory (now Welford Sanders Lofts) in Milwaukee; Northland Hotel in Green Bay; Cambridge Historic School Museum in Cambridge; Eagles Club (now the Howard) in Oshkosh; and Marathon Shoe Company (now Atrium Lofts) in Wausau.

The 2019 awards were presented in Oshkosh at the 2019 Wisconsin Association of Historic Preservation Commission State Conference on April 12.

The Wisconsin Trust for Historic Preservation is a statewide nonprofit supported by members and founded in 1986 to promote the cultural and economic value of historic places in Wisconsin and to advocate for policies that encourage and enable their conservation. For information, go to wipreservation.org.