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GEM Awards

Going the Extra Mile (GEM)

The Coronado Historical Association is dedicated to preserving our community’s special heritage and celebrating our past, present, and future.

In that spirit, every year since 2013 the Coronado Historical Association bestows a GEM award to the owner of a local home or business who by Going the Extra Mile accomplished exceptional results preserving a Coronado cultural resource. These dedicated community members choose to restore rather than replace these structures, ensuring that Coronado’s architectural GEMs remain in place for generations to come.

2021 Community Nominees (click the underlined link to read more)

1111 G Avenue, Built: 1914, Architectural Style: Bungalow, Architect: William Templeton Johnson; Builder Sidney D. Chapin

1127 F Avenue, Built:  1925, Architectural Style: Mission Revival, Architect: Richard Requa

855 Alameda Blvd, Built: 1936, Architectural Style: French Eclectic, Architect: Hurlburt, Frank, and Slaughter

532 Marina Place, Built: 1929, Architectural Style: Dutch Colonial Revival, Builder: A. M. Southard

545 Ocean Blvd

Built: 1910, Architectural Style: Tudor

535 Ocean Blvd

Built: 1911, Architectural Style: Italianate, Architect: William Sterling Hebbard

547 A Avenue, Built: 1910, Architectural Style: Craftsman Cottage, Builder: E. Cameron

We will be congratulating and featuring all the nominees—and celebrating Coronado’s history—over the next few weeks, culminating with the announcement of the 2021 winner during May, National Preservation Month!

Click links below to see previous winners in these excerpts from the History Matters newsletter:

Become a member

Join us and help preserve and share Coronado's unique and wonderful history with intriguing exhibits and innovative programs for all ages.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Two complimentary tickets to our Historic Walking Tour of Coronado
  • Invites to members-only events
  • ...and much more!
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