A nonprofit organization will present this year’s historic preservation awards on Thursday, Oak Ridge’s birthday.
Two awards will be presented this year, one to CapitalMark Bank and Trust in Jackson Square and the other to the Oak Ridge School Administration Building, formerly the Pine Valley School.
The awards will be presented by the Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association in back-to-back ceremonies Thursday afternoon. The first ceremony at Pine Valley School starts at 3 p.m., and the second at CapitalMark Bank and Trust at 3:45 p.m.
The bank was originally called Hamilton National Bank, and it was the first to open in Oak Ridge. An ORHPA press release said CapitalMark Bank and Trust has preserved several original features, including bank vaults that were once a part of Hamilton National Bank. The vaults still work, the release said.
It said the Oak Ridge School Administration Building has been well-maintained and is the last original school building to still be used as a school (now a preschool).
The SAB Building is at 304 New York Ave., and CapitalMark Bank and Trust is at 231 Jackson Square.