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Downtown office building made to look just like old

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This building at 275 Lawrence Avenue will receive an award Thursday from the Central Okanagan Heritage Society for fitting in with its heritage surroundings.
The owners of a newly constructed downtown office block are winning plaudits from a group that prizes old and distinctive buildings.
Members of the Central Okanagan Heritage Society will present an award tomorrow recognizing the builders of a distinctive brick structure at 275 Lawrence Ave.
The society says the handsome retro-style office building, constructed and owned by Worman Commercial, is an example of a new structure that fits in well with its heritage surroundings. Kelowna's first firehall is right beside the new building.
This is the 30th year the society has presented a number of awards recognizing efforts to preserve and restore the older elements of Kelowna's architectural landscape.
Other winners are:
Larry Foster for Distinguished Community Service.
The Bray House at 1810 Ethel St. for conservation work on a residence.
Central Elementary School at 1825 Richter St. for conservation work on a non-residential property.
The Stone House at 1806 Abbott continued high-quality preservation work.
Thomson Marshes, near the Mission sports complex, for preservation of a neighbourhood or area.

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