2014 PRESERVATION ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Preservation Dallas presented the 15th Annual Preservation Achievement Awards on May 14th at the historic Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff. Outstanding efforts to preserve the historic places of Dallas were recognized along with the people that contribute to the preservation of the city’s history.  Catherine Cuellar of the Dallas Arts District served as the Master of Ceremony this year at the awards event. Following the awards presentation was a reception in the lobby of the theatre. 

This year’s awards also included a special tribute to the Bishop Arts District. The transformation of the historic commercial area centered on Bishop Avenue and Seventh Street has been nearly 30 years in
the making. By the 1920s Martin Weiss had built most of the buildings on Bishop Avenue seen today. The area continued to grow and expand through the 1950s; however, in the 1960s the area began to decline as the commercial area was shunned in favor of newly built shopping centers. By the 1980s there were few businesses left and the majority of the buildings were boarded up. Since then an incredible transformation has taken place in the area now known as the Bishop Arts District, an area that has become such a success and thriving destination for the City of Dallas. Hear more about this story by watching the video below produced in partnership  with You + Media.

This year, Preservation Dallas gave Preservation Achievement Awards to the following projects:

  • Continental Building
  • Joule Hotel Expansion
  • Aldredge House
  • Dallas Municipal Building
  • Pilot Grove Church
  • Reverchon Park
  • Merritt House
  • 1715/1717 Gould Street
  • Marcus House
  • 5816 Swiss Avenue
  • Garland Residential Idea Book

In addition, special recognition awards for contributions to preservation were presented. Katherine D. Seale received the Dorothy Savage Award, Phoenix 1 Restoration and Construction Services received the Craftsmanship Award, Friends of Oak Cliff Parks received the Stewardship Award, Jim Parsons and David Bush received the Spirit of Preservation Award and the Dealey Plaza restoration received the Gail Thoma Patterson Award.

 

  

2013 PRESERVATION ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Preservation Dallas presented the 14th Annual Preservation Achievement Awards on May 15th.  Held at the recently completed Dallas City Performance Hall, attendees applauded outstanding development of Dallas’ historic buildings and places, as well as the people that contribute to the city’s history. The Awards Committee and our Master of Ceremony, Pauline Medrano, presented a wonderful event and reception.

The 2013 awards included a special tribute to the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza for their work in preserving one of the most recognized historic places in Dallas. Produced in partnership with You + Media, we presented this video:

Preservation Dallas was pleased to present 2013 Preservation Achievement Awards to:

  • C.R. Berry House/5414 Worth Street
  • Bishop Mouzon House/3444 University Boulevard
  • Fred A. Jones Estate/3900 Mockingbird Lane
  • Michael F. Dougherty House/2619 Hibernia
  • Highland Park United Methodist Church Sanctuary
  • Dallas Coffin Company/Nylo Dallas South Side Hotel
  • Magnolia Gas Station/902 Ross Avenue (Capriotti’s)
  • Luna’s Tortilla Factory/Meso Maya Restaurant
  • Stevens Parks Pavilion
  • Dallas Power & Light Substation in Oak Cliff
  • Woodrow Wilson High School

In addition, special recognition awards were presented for for contributions to preservation.  Lindalyn Adams received the Dorothy Savage Award, Steve Clicque received the Craftsmanship Award, Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts (Turner House) received the Stewardship Award, Mark Doty received the Spirit of Preservation Award and ARCHITEXAS received the Gail Thoma Patterson Award.

To view descriptions of all of the award wining projects and people click here.

To view before and after images of the award wining preservation projects click here.

To view images of the special recognition award winners click here.

 

2012 PRESERVATION ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Preservation Dallas presented the 13th Annual Preservation Achievement Awards on Wednesday May 16.  Held at the historic Majestic Theatre, more than 300 attendees applauded  outstanding development of Dallas’ historic buildings and places, as well as the people that contribute to the city’s history.  The Awards Committee and our Master of Ceremony, Texas House of Representatives member Rafael Anchia, presented a wonderful event and reception.

The 2012 awards included a special tribute to the City of Dallas for their stewardship and vision for our great city, both past and present. Produced in partnership with You + Media, we presented this video highlighting the City’s preservation initiatives:

Preservation Dallas was pleased to present 2012 Preservation Achievement Awards to:

  •  Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police Headquarters (Monroe Shops)
  • Gloria’s Restaurant (Fire Station No. 15)
  • Cottages of Eighth Street
  • Hall of State Building at Fair Park
  • U. S. Post Office and Courthouse (400 North Ervay)
  • Interpretation Program at Fair Park
  • 4519 Gaston Avenue
  • First Unitarian Church
  • 508 Park Avenue
  • 500 South Ervay Street

In addition, special recognition awards were presented for contributions to preservation. Frances James received the Dorothy Savage Award, Francesco Costa and Cindy Maute received the Craftsmanship Award, Adamson High School Alumni Association and Eric Cowan received the Stewardship Award and Greenway Parks received the Neighborhood Achievement Award.