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New London Landmarks honors preservationists today

Published March 07. 2013 4:00AM

New London - At its 37th annual meeting this afternoon, New London Landmarks will hand out preservation awards to individuals and businesses.

The restoration award will go to Kathleen and Rick Barrett of 23 Hempstead St,; Clifford Stone award to Barun Basu; volunteer award to Barbara Jarnagin; and rescue award to the Monte Cristo Bookshop for saving an empty space and opening an independent bookstore. The U.S. Post Office will receive the most endangered award.

The meeting is open to the public and will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Washington Street Coffee House.

Brian Kent, of Kent+ Frost Landscape Architects, will give a presentation on the ways in which creative placemaking can restore communities. He will discuss improvements at Hodges Square and Riverside Park and the need for long-range planning.

For information, call New London Landmarks at (860) 442-0003.

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