2021 CORONET AWARDS WINNERS SELECTED
Properties that have made significant improvements in restoration, renovation, and/or landscaping can be nominated each year for a Coronet Award. These nominations come from FCHA members and the public. Fairfield Heritage is happy to announce the winners of the 2021 Coronet Awards. They are 136 E. Wheeling St. for the residential category; 167 W. Main St. for the business category; and 108 N. High St. and 138 W. Chestnut St. for the community category. Brandon Pest and Jessica Riffle are the owners of the Wheeling Street home. They have repainted the house and trim in historic colors, including the garage and privacy fence, and have updated the landscaping to give the house wonderful curb appeal. They love the house and it shows. Judy and Keith Hood are the owners and managers of O’Huids Gaelic Pub at the corner of West Main and Columbus streets in downtown Lancaster. They were nominated for their renovation of the restaurant and beautiful use of landscaping in the outdoor area. Several nominators noted how charming it looks with the seasonal flowers, and the difference the owners have made with the updates. Fairfield County is being recognized for their work at two locations, the Auditor’s Office at the corner of Main and High streets, and the Records Center on Chestnut Street. The Auditor’s Office has been restored with care, keeping an eye for the original design while placing an addition on the back that complements and continues the historic integrity of the building. The Records Center, the old Eagle-Gazette building, was renovated and a colorful mural added this year to celebrate foster families. Community members painted the mural. The building now is more attractive with its new exterior, windows, and landscaping. The winners received a plaque at the Fall meeting on Nov. 4 and a membership to FCHA for the next year. Congratulations!