Seven years ago, the Historic City of Jefferson introduced the Golden Hammer Award to promote private ventures to preserve the city historic architecture and neighborhoods.
Anyone may nominate a home or business, older than 50 years, which has received significant renovation or restoration in the last five years.
A total of 35 awards have been given, including a front yard sign and a trophy with a golden hammer.
Last year's selections included the Nelson and Gertrude Burch House 115 W. Atchison St., renovated by Michael and Laura Ward; 616-618 E. High St., renovated by the Darryl and Connie Hubble; Scuba Adventure, owned by Jeff Adams; 119 Forest Hill, owned by Pat MacFarlane; and 938 Fairmount, owned by Jameson Morrow and Sally Owens.
All past recipients are listed on the organization's webite.
A committee from the Historic City of Jefferson reviews the applications and makes the selection.
Nomination forms are available at Scruggs Lumber and the News Tribune, 210 Monroe St.