Honored for preserving a piece of history

The Michigan Preservation Network honored Clarkston resident Jennifer Radcliff with the Lifetime Achievement Award.


With a standing ovation, Clarkston resident Jennifer Radcliff was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Michigan Preservation Network in Ann Arbor, May 15.

“When you’re honored by your peers that’s the best kind,” Radcliff said. “It will be a real mark upon me to have come to this place. The best thing is I didn’t set out to accomplish that, I just set out to learn everything I could and to help where I could.”

In 1972, Radcliff and her husband, Hank, came to Clarkston to build a house on Main Street. Within the first month of living here, she became involved with the historical society and their effort of “how to coexist with the state highway department plan to widen Main Street.”

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