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Preservation Texas Announces 2016 Honor Award Winners

Projects and people in Austin, Galveston, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio among those recognized

Austin,Texas (PR MediaRelease) February 16, 2016

The restoration and rehabilitation of historic houses, commercial buildings, parks and a hotel are among the projects that will be recognized with Honor Awards from Preservation Texas at its 2016 summit in Austin, Texas on February 18, 2016.

Special awards will also be presented for a short film, an architecture exhibit, a preservation leader and successful preservation activism.

“Preservation professionals and advocates have been hard at work in Texas,” said Evan Thompson, executive director of Preservation Texas.  “We are proud to recognize individual and collective efforts to protect the irreplaceable cultural and architectural heritage of Texas.”

Historic preservation has a $4.6 billion economic impact in Texas.  Successful preservation efforts make a positive economic impact on local communities by creating jobs, encouraging tourism and enhancing the property tax base.

Nineteen awards will be presented at an evening event at the State Theatre in Austin.  Tickets to the event, including a reception beginning at 6:00 p.m., are available at www.preservationtexas.org/summit.

Detailed information can be found at www.preservationtexas.org/news.  The 2016 Honor Award winners are:

RESTORATION

Proctor-Green House (c. 1890), 307 Terrell Street, Cuero, Texas

Bexar County Courtroom (c. 1896), 101 West Nueva Street, San Antonio, Texas

Hotel Settles (1930), 200 East 3rd Street, Big Spring, Texas

Bendit House (1953), 4111 Drummond Street, Houston, Texas

REHABILITATION

Plaza de Armas Buildings (c. 1880), Military Plaza, San Antonio, Texas

Herff Homestead (c. 1883), 140 City Park Road, Boerne, Texas

Ellis Alley Enclave (c. 1885-1918), San Antonio, Texas

Quiroz House (c. 1897), 2518 Church Street, Galveston, Texas

Knights of Pythias Hall (c. 1903), 302 North Esplanade, Cuero, Texas

M&L Transfer & Storage Warehouse (c. 1916), 202 South Arthur Street, Amarillo, Texas

Sulphur Springs Post Office (c. 1912), 202 North Davis Street, Sulphur Springs, Texas

RECONSTRUCTION

Kiest Park Pergola, 3080 South Hampton Road, Dallas, Texas

CONSERVATION

Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site, 812 South Church Street, Paris, Texas

Covert Monument, Mount Bonnell, Austin, Texas

PRESERVATION PLANNING

Austin Historic Cemeteries Master Plan, Austin, Texas

TEXAS MEDIA AWARD

Restore Documentary by Mark Birnbaum

HERITAGE EDUCATION AWARD

Architectural Styles of Dallas Exhibit and Booklet by Preservation Dallas

TRUETT LATIMER AWARD FOR PRESERVATION PROFESSIONALS

Bruce MacDougal, executive director, San Antonio Conservation Society

ALAMO AWARD FOR SUCCESSFUL ADVOCACY AFTER A LOSS

Downtown Dallas Historic Preservation Task Force

Preservation Texas, Inc. is a non-profit membership-supported historic preservation advocacy and education organization founded in 1985. For more information on the 2016 Honor Awards, visit www.preservationtexas.org/news or email info@preservationtexas.org.

Evan Thompson
Preservation Texas
Executive Director
512-472-0102
thompson@preservationtexas.org

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