2008 Community Development Award from CT Chapter, American Planning Association
for Connecticut Main Street Center’s work in bolstering the social and economic welfare of the community.
2006 National Main Street Business Leadership Award to the Connecticut Light and Power Company
for making the vision of vibrant historic and traditional commercial districts in Connecticut a reality and for its steadfast financial and administrative commitment to the Connecticut Main Street program.
2003 National Preservation Honor Award to John W. Shannahan
former Board Chair of CT Main Street Center, Director of the Connecticut Historic Commission, and State Historic Preservation Officer
“There is no single individual in the state of Connecticut, and few across the country, who have made such enormous contributions to historic preservation as Jack Shannahan. For his innovative leadership and willingness to take risks to ensure the protection of Connecticut’s valuable historic resources, the National Trust is pleased to honor Jack with a National Preservation Honor Award. His retirement this year marks a great loss to preservationists and leaves a void that will be extremely tough to fill.”
President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
“The last three decades saw the achievement across the country of ever lower standards in wretched exurban sprawl and heartbreaking urban demolition. During those decades Jack fought the good fight for Connecticut, in countryside and city centers alike. It is thanks to his efforts, and of all those he quietly led to stand with him, that today in this state there is still so much to care about and, on his example, defend.”
Patrick L. Pinnell, AIA