Helm Home wins Preservation Award
The Helm Home, located at 1749 L Street, has been given a 2014 Preservation Award by the California Preservation Foundation. The restoration project, directed by Fresno architect Scott Vincent, was completed in 2013. The building currently is owned by the Fresno Housing Authority, and is occupied by First 5 Fresno County, the Youth Leadership Institute, the Center for Multicultural Cooperation, and The Children's Movement. The Helm Home, built in 1901, had stood vacant for many years and was in dangerously poor condition, but has now become one of the finest buildings in the proposed L Street Historic District and a success story for historic preservation efforts in Fresno.