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Courthouse, Former Monastery Projects Win Preservation Awards - The Business Journal


A former monastery and a county courthouse are among the winners of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s 2021 Historic Preservation Awards.

The awards honor outstanding revitalization projects and people who have made an impact on preservation. The winners were announced today.

A special ceremony to acknowledge these winners will take place during MVHS’ annual meeting on June 22. A video presentation will be shown at the meeting for members and guests. It will become accessible to the general public soon after on the MVHS website and its social media platforms.

In the Community Revitalization Award category, The Monastery at 1810 Volney Road and the Mahoning County Courthouse exterior, both in Youngstown, have been selected as winning projects. 

The Monastery, so-called because of its association for decades as a Carmelite monastery and worship center led by Father Richard Madden, is owned by Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. The structure originally belonged to Emery McKelvey and was used as a single-family home. The restored property now echoes its historic usage with three, market-rate apartments and a Neighborhood Action Center for public gatherings.

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