The Library of Congress has announced the winners of the 2015 Holland Prize, which recognizes the best single-sheet, measured drawing of a historic building, site, or structure, completed to the standards of the Historic American Building Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), or the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS).
Because the 2015 jury acknowledged that none of the entries fully met the official, archival recording standards of HABS, HAER, or HALS, two projects were awarded as honorable mention winners: Teresa Boegler, who drew the St. James’ House in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and Amber Anderson and Sara Sanders, who drew the Pon Pon Chapel in the Jacksonboro area in South Carolina.
The St. James House “was built around 1768 and is one of the few 18th-century frame houses still standing in Fredericksburg. The house was originally home to James Mercer, an attorney, a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, first judge of the General Court in Fredericksburg, and the attorney who drew up the will for Mary Washington, the mother of George Washington. The house continues to be a private residence.”
The Pon Pon Chapel, in partial ruins, “serves as a reminder of early 18th-century Anglican beginnings and particularly the proliferation of “chapels of ease” throughout the Low Country to address the religious needs of remote plantation inhabitants who could not conveniently reach their parish church.”
Learn more about the winners here.
News via the Library of Congress.