1996 George L. Stuart Award
Determined to preserve the richness and historical significance of downtown Orlando, Michael and Bonnie Stacks turned to PSG Construction to assist them in restoring the Rose Building, home of John Glenn Jewelers and important landmark in Orlando’s history. The resulting efforts landed the project the George L. Stuart Award, awarded by the Downtown Orlando Partnership, an organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and economic development in downtown Orlando.
Given to the year’s most outstanding historic renovation/restoration, the George L. Stuart Award is awarded by a select group of professionals and community leaders who look for excellence in the quality and design and/or contribution to the quality of life in downtown Orlando.
Determined to accurately restore the building which is located at 49 N. Orange Ave., the Stacks’ researched the history of the Spanish-style structure built in 1924, then sought the professional help of an architect and contractor sensitive to the unique challenges of such a restoration project. Renovation expert, PSG Construction, worked with architectural firm Butler & Lemons to accomplish the goal.
Taking five months to complete, the project required bringing the 1920’s building up to code by removing interior walls brick by brick. The painstaking work paid off as it serves to preserve Orlando’s richhistory, beauty and integrity, a goal of the noted community leader after which the award is named.