ALERT: The Preservation Austin Merit Awards are on their way!
The Merit Awards Celebration will take at the Driskill Hotel on Friday, Oct.28 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The featured speaker will be Paul Gunther, executive director of the Gracie Mansion Conservancy in New York City.
And now for the winners:
500 CHICON (1923) – East Cesar Chavez Recipient: Texas Society of Architects Preservation Award for Sustainability.
HIGHLAND AVENUE BUNGALOW (1918) – Old West Austin Recipient: Nick and Kathleen Deaver Preservation Award for Contemporary Addition to an Historic Building.
NEILL-COCHRAN HOUSE MUSEUM (1855-1856) – West Campus Recipient: National Society of the Colonial Dames of America Preservation Award for Restoration.
NORTH AUSTIN ELECTRIC SUBSTATION AT SPARKY POCKET PARK (1930) – North University City of Austin Parks & Recreation Department Preservation Award for Rehabilitation.
ARNO NOWOTNY BUILDING (1857) – University of Texas “Little Campus” Recipient: University of Texas at Austin Preservation Award for Restoration.
DR. DONALD AND MARJORIE POHL HOUSE (1955) – Highland Park West/Balcones Recipient: Trisha and Douglas Shepard Preservation Award for Rehabilitation. (Here’s my story on saving Austin’s midcentury modernist gems.)
CEMETERY MASTER PLAN + OAKWOOD ANNEX LADIES RESTROOM City of Austin Parks & Recreation Department Special Recognition for Outstanding Planning + Preservation of Cultural Landscape. (Here’s my story on Oakwood Cemetery.)
SAVE MUNY Special Recognition for Outstanding Public Service: Lions Municipal Golf Course National Register Listing . (Here’s my story on a century of Lions Club life in Austin.)
JILL AND STEPHEN WILKINSON Special Recognition for Outstanding Public Service: Neighborhood Preservation in Aldridge Place and Heritage Neighborhoods. (Here’s my story on the Wilkinson’s campaign.)