Historic Preservation Commission

Historic Preservation Commission


Regular meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at the Community Development building, 215 D Street 


  • Michelle Bly (Chair)
  • Bret Gile (Vice Chair)
  • Patti Brockman
  • Greg Follett
  • Dennis Ohrtman 
  • Vikky Ross
  • Patrick Showers
  • Vacant 1
  • Vacant 2
  • Cari Miller, Council Liaison

Lewiston Orchid Awards 2019 - Seeking Nominations

The Historic Preservation Commission is seeking nominations for the 2019 Orchid Awards.  The deadline for nominations being received is July 31st, 2019.  An event will be held September 14th, 2019 to honor the award winners at the Heritage House located at at 0306  3rd Street behind the Nez Perce County Historical Society & Museum in downtown Lewiston.  

Nomination forms can be collected from Community Development at 215 D Street or downloaded from this link, printed off or emailed into Ms. J. Gilbert, Community Development, PO Box 617, Lewiston, ID 83501 or

Link to the nomination form: Orchid Award Nomination Form

Orchid Awards

Orchid Awards are presented in the summer of each year to honor the actions of those individuals and businesses who invest both their financial and intellectual capital to preserve our community‚Äôs heritage.  For 2018 an event was held on September 15th, to honor the award winners who have made positive contributions to historic preservation. 

This link will take you to the photographs taken of award ceremony: Award Ceremony Photographs

Potlatch No:1 Credit Union has agreed to sponsor the Lewiston Orchid Awards for 2019.  The Historic Preservation Commission and staff thank you kindly for being our Community Sponsor.

The Carnegie Library is on the National Register of Historic Places

The Carnegie Library nomination to the National Register of Historic Places and Sites has been approved June 13, 2018.  The Carnegie Library was built in 1904 and located in the northern section of Pioneer Park. Next steps are to look for funding that can help with it's rehabilitation using grants and local private partnerships.  Congratulations to all those who were involved with this prestigious nomination. 

Here is the link to the Carnegie Library Nomination.