Rehoboth Beach Main Street 2012 Cottage and Town Awards

August, 2012

Rehoboth Beach Main Street  2012 Cottage and Town Awards

It's time for the Rehoboth Beach Cottage and Town Awards for 2012 presented by Rehoboth Beach Main Street and sponsored by Echelon Custom Homes. The program is a celebration of preservation and renovation in downtown Rehoboth Beach, DE


The 16th Annual Cottage and Town Awards, follows the tradition founded by a group of local citizens with an interest in preserving the charm of downtown Rehoboth Beach. In 2005 those citizens passed the torch to Rehoboth Beach Main Street, a non-profit organization affiliated with the National Trust for Historic Preservation with the mandate of keeping downtown Rehoboth Beach economically strong and architecturally unique. 

The program recognizes residential and commercial property owners who contribute to the charm, beauty and ambiance of Rehoboth Beach through preservation/restoration, new construction and landscaping. The aim is to celebrate and thank those who make significant contributions to our community. 

There are five award categories: 

  1. Residential Preservation                                                                                                                                
  2. Residential Renovation
  3. Residential New  Construction                                                                                                    
  4. Landscape Renovation/New Plantings
  5. Commercial Preservation/ Renovation/ New Construction/ Façade Treatment                                                                                          

The public is encouraged to nominate candidates in each of the five categories and the work must have taken place within the last three years (since August 2009.)  Please see the  Cottage and Town  Nomination form at  Please provide as much information as possible.

The nominator may, but need not, own the property nominated or be the property's primary contractor. Please nominate any property (within the City of Rehoboth Beach limits) where you have observed efforts which you believe deserve recognition.  Remember these properties are for nomination in 2012. Property owners are not required to provide access to the interior of the properties.


The Rehoboth Beach Main Street Design Committee will judge the properties nominated. One property per category will win recognition and a bronze award plaque to be displayed on their property. Those properties will be recognized in local press releases and at an award ceremony on November 4, 2012 at the Rehoboth Beach Museum. Eden and Jam will provide a display of food to honor the winners and nominators.


For further information, call Rehoboth Beach Main Street at 302-227-2772 or visit our web site

To order entry forms, please visit