Photo contest winners announced

New Castle News

November 9, 2018

Lawrence County Partners for Preservation, (LCPP), a local group of volunteers working to preserve, enhance and promote the area’s historic homes and architecture, announced the winners of the first “It’s in the Details” photo contest.

First place went to Sally Dexter of New Castle for her photo titled “Albina,” a decorative piece gracing the former Romanian Benefit Society building on South Jefferson Street in New Castle.

Chelsea Wilkins, also from New Castle, captured second place with “Oak Park Mausoleum,” taken at Oak Part Cemetery in New Castle.

Hayden Slade of Portersville won third-place prize for “45 Degree View,” taken at the A. C. Grove House in Ellwood City, and known locally for its turret and Victorian gingerbread architecture.

Honorable mention was awarded to Jennifer Martello of New Castle for “Terracotta Roof Circa 1907” found on a private residence on New Castle’s North Hill.

Dexter also received honorable mentions for “Woman in the Window,” a stained glass window found on the former Maitland Primitive Methodist Church on South Mill Street and for “A Little Bit of France in New Castle,” a decorative motif on First Commonwealth Bank building on East Washington Street.

The winning photos, as well as all photos entered in the contest, will be on display at The Confluence at 214 E. Washington St. through Dec. 27, sponsored by Arts & Education, a subsidiary of the Hoyt Center for the Arts.

In addition, LCPP will host a public reception on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Confluence to honor and showcase the winners.

For additional information on LCPP or the recent photo contest, please visit