And the Winner(s) For Best Historic Preservation Project in Dallas Goes To ...

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Courtesy Preservation Dallas
311 N. Edgefield Avenue in Oak Cliff, before and after its restoration
We're still waiting for Preservation Dallas's list of endangered properties -- that should be ready by the end of the month. But till then, it has announced the winners of its Eleventh Annual Preservation Achievement Awards, which will be doled out May 21 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater and which were selected by "an independent jury of preservation professionals" based, like the most-endangered list, on nominations.

One of the winners sits directly across from Unfair Park HQ: the old Parkland Hospital, home of ever-sprawling Crow Holdings; and the 2010 Craftsmanship Award goes to the reconstruction of Tenor and Contralto sculptures at Fair Park -- your favorites, if I recall correctly. In fact, Fair Park gets quite a bit of attention this year, receiving nods for Rehabilitation of a Historic Landscape or Park (the Esplanade and Parry Avenue Gate Restoration) and Rehabilitation/Adaptive Use of a Commercial, Institutional, or Mixed-use Property (the Texas Discovery Gardens)

The full list of award-winners follows. And while most are familiar names, PD sends the details concerning the lesser-known winner in its Rehabilitation or Adaptive Use of a Residential Historic Property category: a house at 311 N. Edgefield Avenue in Oak Cliff:
The main goal of the rehabilitation of 311 N. Edgefield was to restore the house to its original 1919 Craftsman charm. This included straightening all the badly misaligned exterior and interior walls to make the house square and updating the structure with modern-day necessities-plumbing, electric, and HVAC. The project participants wanted to make the worst house on the block the most outstanding one, while subtly incorporating modern amenities behind stylist Craftsman features. The sunken foundation was elevated up to 12 inches in some areas. Rafters were supplemented and reinforced in the ceiling to eliminate the swaying roof. New wood novelty siding and Craftsman-style casing were added where necessary to match the home's original features. New sheetrock was placed throughout the entire home, followed by new Arts and Crafts styled woodwork, designed to mimic that of other Craftsman homes in Winnetka Heights.
Preservation Dallas Announces the Winners of Its Eleventh Annual Preservation Achievement Awards

(DALLAS, TX--May 12)--Preservation Dallas has announced the winners of its eleventh annual Preservation Achievement Awards. Katherine Seale, executive director of Preservation Dallas, made the announcement. The awards will be presented at the awards ceremony and celebration on Friday, May 21 at the Frank Lloyd Wright Designed Kalita Humphreys Theater at 3636 Turtle Creek Boulevard from 6-8 p.m.

An independent jury of preservation professionals selects the award winners from nominated properties.

And the 2010 Preservation Achievement Award winners are:

Rehabilitation or Adaptive Use of a Residential Historic Property
311 N. Edgefield
Dallas, Texas 75204
Property Owner: Aaron Stall
General Contractors: Rob and Rex Romano

New Construction in a Historic District
316 E. Sixth Street
Dallas, TX
Property Owners: Brenda P. and Robert P. Garza
Project Architect: RPGA Design Group, Inc.-Architects

Rehabilitation of a Historic Landscape or Park
Esplanade and Parry Avenue Gate Restoration
3939 Grand Avenue
Dallas, TX
Property Owner: City of Dallas Park & Recreation Department
Project Architect: Nancy McCoy, FAIA, Quimby-McCoy Preservation Architecture, LLP

Lake Cliff Park Restoration
300 E. Colorado Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75214
Property Owner: City of Dallas Park & Recreation Department
Project Architect: ARCHITEXAS-Architecture, Planning and Historic Preservation, Inc.
General Contractor: Phoenix I Restoration and Construction, Ltd.

Sustainability Award and Rehabilitation/ Adaptive Use of a Commercial, Institutional, or Mixed-use Property
Aloft Hotel (Santa Fe Terminal Building IV)
1033 Young Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Property Owner: Santa Fe Hotel IV LP, Hamilton Properties & Sava Group
General Contractor: Andres Construction

Rehabilitation/ Adaptive Use of a Commercial, Institutional, or Mixed-use Property
Texas Discovery Gardens (Hall of Horticulture, Fair Park)
3601 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75210
Property Owner: City of Dallas Park & Recreation Department
Project Architect: Oglesby-Greene Architects
General Contractor: Phoenix I Restoration and Construction, Ltd.

Old Parkland Hospital
3819 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219
Property Owner: Crow Holdings
Project Architect: Good Fulton & Farrell
General Contractor: Andres Construction
Structural Engineer: Datum Engineers

Sunset Inn at White Rock Lake
White Rock Lake
Dallas, TX
Property Owner: City of Dallas, Park & Recreation Department
Design Architects: Willis Winters, Raul De La Rosa, Louise Elam

citywalk@akard
511 N. Akard
Dallas, TX 75201
Property Owner: Central Dallas CDC, John Greenan
Project Contractor: Key Construction Texas, LLC

The Joule Hotel (Dallas National Bank Building)
1530 Main
Dallas, TX 75201
Property Owner: Headington Hotel Group
Project Architect: ARCHITEXAS-Architecture, Planning and Historic Preservation, Inc.

'Sense of Place' Award:

Dallas Contemporary
161 Glass Street
Dallas, Texas 75207
Property Owner: Dallas Contemporary
Design Architect: Edward M. Baum, FAIA

Mayfair Building/Mayfair Department Store
1414 Elm
Dallas, Texas 75202
Property Owner: Spectrum Properties Project Architect: Merriman Associates/Architects, Inc.
Project Contractor: J.P. Berry

Preservation Dallas will also present Special Recognition Awards at the Preservation Achievement Awards:


Special Recognition in Historic Preservation: Preservation Dallas presents a special tribute to Willis Winters, FAIA, Assistant Director at the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department.

The 2010 Stewardship Award honors Jim Anderson, long-time historic planner at the City of Dallas.

The 2010 Craftsmanship Award honors the reconstruction of Tenor & Contralto sculptures at Fair Park.

The 2010 Dorothy Savage Award recipient is presented posthumously to Gail Thoma Patterson for her significant contributions to the historic preservation and the Dallas community. Carrie Thoma Patterson will be accepting the award.


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