The Greater Litchfield Preservation Trust presented two Preservation Awards for 2018 during its annual meeting at the Litchfield Historical Society on Dec. 3. Jim Katzin received an award for overhauling the 1930 Seth Thomas 30-day clock in the first floor of the former Litchfield County courthouse, which is owned by the GLPT. The award was also given in appreciation for Katzin’s heroic volunteer efforts to save the clockworks and preserve the tower bell in the building. Art Schmidt received an award for his work to repair and keep the courthouse tower clock in good working order. His award was given in appreciation for his limitless volunteer efforts toward the maintenance, restoration and preservation of the building. Carol Bramley, property manager for the courthouse, is shown with Art Schmidt and Jim Katzin.

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