CORONADO VISUAL AWARD
"we hope that this will create a framework through which individuals voluntarily build communities of shared interest and expertise to be dispersed to others."
The Coronado Visual Award was originally conceived by a group of Coronado residents who understood the importance of recognizing the achievements of their fellow neighbors. It is not an original idea as many historic neighborhoods give similar honors to homeowners who take pride in the unique beauty of their home and surroundings. However, once the idea began to take root it became apparent that the Coronado Visual Award was going to become a special honor. The creativity that is born from the unique talent of Coronado's residents shows not only in the awards recipients but in the ongoing development of the award itself. Part of the unique character of the award is that it has no limits with regard to possible recipients. It can be presented to a home, a business, streetscape, yard/garden, a landmark or point of pride in the neighborhood, etc. It is also important to realize the awards' affect on the community. With each award that is presented a wave of pride infects the community. Homeowners, residents and local business owners watch as their neighbors are honored and begin to believe that by making improvements to their own surroundings they can become a part of the celebration as well.
The Coronado Visual Award continues to expand on itself making it ever more special with each presentation. The recipients are honored in many ways. A sign that is proudly displayed for all to see. They are also treated to lunch or dinner for two, courtesy of MacAlpines Old Fashioned Soda Fountain and Restaurant, and acknowledged through neighborhood gatherings. Pictures of the recipient will permanently be displayed on this website for the enjoyment of all visitors. The Coronado Visual Award may not be the first of its kind but it has most certainly become the best of its kind. It is as unique as the Coronado neighborhood itself. Be a part of the beauty of Coronado and join in the celebration by nominating a fellow Coronadian's hard work and/or beautifying your own surroundings!
TO NONMINATE A AWARD RECIPIENT SEND US A BRIEF SUMMARY AS TO WHY (THE STORY IS IMPORTANT ALSO), LOCATION AND CONTACT INFORMATION
THE AWARD RECIPIENTS ARE LINKED BELOW BEGINING WITH THE MOST RECENT..........CLICK MORE or the button picture TO SEE THE PHOTOS AND STORY.........
APRIL 2010 CORONADO
Jim and Jenny
934 EAST CORONADO ROAD
The relationship of Love... Business.... and Family, all come together to create this menagerie of beauty on Coronado Road. MORE
EVELYN, HER DOG "PRINCE CHARMING",
AND THE NEIGHBORS OF CORONADO ROAD
This visual award is unique in that it is visual in the sense that it should be viewed with the heart.........MORE
1619 EAST MCDOWELL ROAD
One of the City of Phoenix's finest urban pioneers.... When talking to Richard, it is impossible to describe the experience of a enveloping sense of style, hard work and vision that has come with someone who is living his dream......... MORERE
734 EAST CORONADO ROAD
METICULUS RESTORATION TO THE 1920 CRAFTSMEN BUNGALOW AND NOW THE PLACEMENT OF A "DESERT GARDEN" TO COMPLIMENT THE LOVE OF HISTORIC DOWNTOWN LIVING.......MORE
FEBRUARY 2008 CORONADO VISUAL AWARD
ROBERT CANADY 2207 NORTH 12TH STREET
IF YOU GO SLOW UP 12TH STREET..........MORE
AND THE 2004 FIGHTBACK/TRAFFIC MITIGATION PLANS-VIRGINIA AVENUE FROM 7TH STREET TO 12TH STREET AND THE OAK AND 12TH STREET TRAFFIC CIRCLE...MORE
THE DECEMBER 2007
CORONADO VISUAL AWARD GOES TO........
YOU GUESSED IT..........MORE
THE RESTORATION AND BRINGING TO LIFE THE CORNER OF 7TH STREET AND SHERIDAN....NOW KNOWN AS SHERIDAN SQUARE.......MORE
RESTORATION OF 1401 EAST WINDSOR....
FIRST CORONADO VISUAL AWARD
HOME OF THOMAS BLEE-CARLYLE
AND ARRON CARTER 1800 EAST MONTE VISTA ROAD......KNOWN AS SCOTTSCRAIG...
More to come