2012 Preservation Awards

The category Preservation Project Awards recognize excellence in the restoration, rehabilitation, or adaptive reuse of historic buildings or sites.
  • ACH Child and Family Services Campus, former Masonic Home, 3712 Wichita, c. 1899-1931
    For the sensitive rehabilitation of a 20-acre historic campus into a productive use
    Nominator: Lee Hill, AIA of Hahnfelc, Hoffer & Stanford
    Owner:  ACH Child and Family Services
  • Bomar Apartments, 1507 Alston Avenue, c. 1907
    For the restoration of a highly neglected three-story apartment building
    Nominator:  Fairmount Historic Preservation Committee
    Owner: Alyssa Banta
  • Inspiration Point Shelter, Roberts Cut-Off Road at Marion Sansom Park, c.1926-27
    For the rehabilitation of a 1930's public park shelter
    Nominator: Richard Zavala, Director of the Fort Worth Parks & Community Service
    Owner:  City of Fort Worth
  • Tarrant County Courthouse Clock Tower, 100 Weatherford Street, c.1895
    For the rehabilitation of a monumental Fort Worth landmark
    Nominator: Chad Anderson, Marketing & Business Development of Byrne Construction Services
    Owner: Tarrant County
  • Erma Lowe Hall, 3000 South University Drive, c. 1925
    For the rehabilitation of a 1920's gymnasium into a state-of-the-art dance facility with carefully preserved historic character
    Nominator: NMichael J. Bennet of Bennet, Benner, Pettit             
    Owner: Texas Christian University
  • Saint Mary of the Assumption Church, 509 West Magnolia Avenue, c. 1924
    For the restoration of their elaborate stained glass windows
    Nominator: Historic Fort Worth, Inc's Public Affairs Committee
    Owner: Saint Mary of the Assumption Church


Residential Rehabilitation Awards honor homeowners who have sensitively restored residential properties for their own private use.

  • Portwood Residence, c. 1910
    For their salvation and rehabilitation of a highly endangered residence in a historic district
    Nominator: Fairmount Historic Preservation Committee
    Owner: Brian and Sheila Portwood
  • Prim Residence, c. 1925
    For the sensitive expansion of a historic residence
    Nominator: Lee Ann Anderson
    Owner: Trent and Elizabeth Prim


Great Steward Awards recognize property owners who demonstrate long-term commitment to the preservation of a historic property through careful maintenance, restoration, or rehabilitation.

  • Office Building of John N. Franko, DDS, 3616 Tulsa Way, c. 1948
    For the long-term maintenance of a unique mid-century modern office building
    Nominator: Francie Allen
    Owner: John N. Franko, DDS
  • Parkhill's Jewelry and Gifts, 2751 Park Hill Drive, c. 1930
    For their stewardship of a historic gas station building
    Nominator: Historic Fort Worth, Inc.'s Public Affairs Committee
    Owner: The John Roach Family


Preservation Achievement Awards honor individuals, groups or organizations that have made significant contributions to the preservation of Fort Worth's historic resources.

  • Michael McDermott
    For his dedication to the research and restoration of the Fairmount Historic District, and for his authorship of the book Fort Worth's Fairmount District
    Nominator: Fairmount Historic Preservation Committee
  • Hollace Ava Weiner
    For her authorship of the book, River Crest Country Club: The First Hundred Years
    Nominator: The River Crest Centennial Book Committee, Bobby Brown, M.D., chairman
  • Chris Vaughn
    For researching and writing the Fort Worth Star-Telegram article on the A. Quincy Jones-designed house on Charron Lane
    Nominator: Historic Fort Worth, Inc.'s Public Affairs Committee
  • Steve Campbell
    For researching and writing the Fort Worth Star-Telegram artile on the endangered historic courthouses of Texas
    Nominator: Historic Fort Worth, Inc.'s Public Affairs Committee