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Library of Congress, National Park Service Announce 2022 Holland Prize Winner

Release Date: 12 Jan 2023
Library of Congress, National Park Service Announce 2022 Holland Prize Winner

Library of Congress, National Park Service Announce 2022 Holland Prize Winner
Top Prize Awarded for Drawing of The Grace Methodist Episcopal Church in Lincoln, Virginia

The Library of Congress and the National Park Service announced today that the 2022 Leicester B. Holland Prize will be presented to Lukas Burgher for a drawing of the historic Grace Methodist Episcopal Church in Lincoln, Virginia.

The Holland Prize honors an outstanding historic building, structure or landscape measured drawing prepared to the standards of the Historic American Buildings Survey, Historic American Engineering Record, or the Historic American Landscapes Survey. 

The Grace Methodist Episcopal Church was dedicated on July 30, 1885, under the pastorate of the Rev. John Bean, a circuit rider, whose churches included those in Middleburg, Leesburg, Lincoln and Bluemont, Virginia. The congregation was formally organized in 1872 by newly emancipated and freeborn African Americans.

The church served Lincoln’s African American community for many decades but has stood vacant since 1951. Today it is owned by the Friends of Grace Multicultural Center who have ancestral ties to the congregation and are committed to the cultural and historical preservation of the Grace Heritage Site.

Burgher will receive a $1,500 cash prize and a certificate of recognition and plans donate his prize to the Friends of Grace Multicultural Center to assist in restoration efforts.

The Honorable Mention is awarded to Nate Cole and Devin Tabor, students at the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design for their submission of the Richard D. and Alma Brothers House in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

The Richard D. and Alma Brothers House, completed in 1957, is among the earliest built works of Fay Jones. Jones is distinguished as an Ozark modernist and internationally renowned architect, and former apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright. 

Cole and Tabor will receive a $500 cash prize and a certificate of recognition for this Honorable Mention award.

The Leicester B. Holland Prize recognizes the best single-sheet, measured drawing of a historic building, site or structure prepared to the standards of the Historic American Buildings Survey, the Historic American Engineering Record or the Historic American Landscapes Survey. It is an annual competition administered by the Heritage Documentation Programs of the National Park Service. The competition’s jury recommends winners to the Center for Architecture, Design and Engineering in the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, which supports the prize through the Paul Rudolph Trust. For information on how to participate in the Holland Prize competition, visit the National Park Service contest website.

The Holland Prize is intended to increase awareness, knowledge and appreciation of historic sites, structures and landscapes throughout the United States, and to encourage the submission of drawings by professionals and students. All drawings accepted for the competition will be added to the permanent collection in the Library of Congress. Images of Holland Prize drawings held in the Library’s collection can be viewed here.

The prize honors Leicester B. Holland (1882-1952). Holland was a fellow of the American Institute of Architects; chairman of the institute’s Committee on Historic Buildings; director of the Library of Congress Fine Arts Division; first curator of the Historic American Buildings Survey collection; co-founder of the Historic American Buildings Survey program; and the first chair of the Historic American Buildings Survey advisory board.

The Center for Architecture, Design and Engineering is a program in the Prints and Photographs Division at the Library of Congress. It was established by a bequest from the distinguished American architect Paul Rudolph, who was a proponent of the art of architectural drawing. The program sponsors activities and publications to engage the public with the Library’s rich collections. For more information, visit loc.gov/rr/print/adecenter/adecent.html.

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Media Contact: Elaina Finkelstein, Library of Congress, [email protected]
Public Contact: Robert Arzola, National Park Service, (202) 354-2170

PR 23-002
1-11-2023
ISSN 0731-3527

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