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For Preservation The Newsletter of Greater Houston Preservation Alliance Houston's Local Partner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

Spring 2006

Volume 17, No. 1

Houston Endowment funds GHPA's online Museum Project Houston Endowment Inc. (HE!) is providing "Eventually, we hope individuals will make GHPA a $350,000 grant to create an online family papers and historic documents in their possession available for digitizing. The informamuseum of Houston history Mayor Bill White tion in these materials would be accessible to the announced the creation of the privately-funded public through the Museum of Houston, while Museum of Houston Web site during a news the documents would remain with the family," conference on April 3. The cooperative effort said Ramona Davis. among Houston's leading educational instituAlong with research capabilities, the Museum tions, cultural organizations and public archives of Houston Web site will also feature extensive will create a digital storehouse of historic online exhibits. The first exhibit, tracing the resources relating to Houston's past. The grant development and impact of the Pon of Houston, will fund the first two years of the project. "We are very grateful to Houston Endowment, is currently under development. The Port Authority is providing the Museum access to which had the vision to recognize the need for its extensive collection of historic documents, this innovative project," said GHPA Executive photographs and publications for the Director Ramona Davis. "GHPA's mission includes preserving cultural resources as well as historic inaugural exhibit. GHPA is administering the grant. Project architecture. The digital archive will provide personnel will be part of GHPA's staff. Rice Houstonians unprecedented access to these UniversityIFondren Library is providing technical valuable resources." expertise. Other institutions with representatives The Museum of Houston will bring together on the Museum of Houston steering committee materials held by the city's leading research are Houston Public LibrarylHouston Metropolitan institutions and make them conveniently Research Center, Museum of Fine Arts, available to a broad, public audience. The news conference featured the debut of Mayor Bill White announced the project to create the online Museum Houston, Texas Southern UniversitylRobert www.museumojhouston.org, which provides a of Houston during a news conference on April 3. James Terry Library, and University of Houston Libraries. As the project grows, many other preview of the Web site's capabilities. GHPA volunteer Jim Parsons designed the present version of the site . To illustrate groups will contribute resources to the museum. the online museum's accessibility, the announcement was made at The "We have an inherent interest in helping preserve the colorful hiStory of the nation's fourth-largest city in a digital museum that can be accessed not Daily Grind, 4115 Washington, a restaurant that provides its customers with wireless Internet access. just by university students and scholars doing research but also by school"Houston has a rich, diverse history and if we can harness new technology children and citizens who are curious about Houston and its origin," said to expose more people to it, so much the better," said Mayor White. "We Rice University President David W Leebron. don't want this to be like the Dead Sea Scrolls, where they built a big building The Albert and Ethel Herzstein Foundation is providing bridge funding to initiate the project. GHPA has hired Parmita Derden as director of the and restricted access. We're not going to squirrel away our archival materials. We're not like that here. In Houston, we share. " online project. Chase is providing office space for the project staff in the Houston's public and private archives contain a treasure trove of information, historic JPMorganChase Building downtown. but concerns about safety and security often mean these materials are not "Houston is home to 7,000 Chase bankers, and we are happy to provide available for wide use. The Internet offers real promise for making historic a home for the new Museum of Houston and Greater Houston Preservation resources accessible to the largest possible audience, while preserving and Alliance. The JPMorganChase Building is a historic treasure, making it a protecting irreplaceable documents and artifacts. perfect location for honoring and preserving our past," said Will Williams, vice-chairman of Chase's Houston region. The Museum of Houston will offer something for everyone who is interested in Houston history: scholars, teachers, students, genealogists and the Phase One of the Museum of Houston provides a preview of the Web general pUblic. The site will eventually contain hundreds of thousands of site's capabilities and includes a podcast created by Apple Computer digitized letters and documents, publications, maps, photographs, artwork, featuring Mayor White. The site also includes samples of the types of audio and video . The site's search engine will look for documents on a resources that will be accessible through the Museum of Houston. Phase specific topic, place or point in time. All documents will be fully text search Two is targeted for release in the spring of 2007. The focal point of Phase capable, including handwritten manuscripts and letters. Two is the Port of Houston virtual exhibit.

GHPA named National Trust's newest Local Partner In recognition of GHPA's ongoing efforts to create a preservation ethic for the city, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has designated Greater Houston Preservation Alliance as the National Trust's Local Partner for Houston. GHPA becomes one of 57 organizatiOns in the country and five organizations in Texas to carry the Local Partner designation. Trust President Richard Moe made the formal announcement on March 30 during a reception in Houston hosted by Ellen and Matt Simmons. "The National Trust's Partners represent the best of the state and local preservation movement. Thanks to partners like GHPA, the distinct cultural heritage of our nation's communities is being protected for future generations,"

said Moe. and national organizations "In being to build the named a preservation National movement Trust Panner, efficiently and GHPAhas effectively To demonstrat achieve these ed its solid goals, the Trust commitment offers its to strengthPartners grant ening local support, preservation organizational efforts and development assistance, and its success From left , National Trust P,-csident Richard Moe, in building a specialized GHPA Board member Minndtc Boesel and local conworkshops and Houston City Council Member Peter Brown training. stituency for preservation. " "GHPA is proud to be the The National Trust Statewide National Trust's designated Local Partner in Houston," said GHPA and Local Partnerships program was created in 1993 to promote Executive Director Ramona Davis. collaborations between local, state "While GHPA has had a 28-year

association with the Trust, this moves our collaboration to a new level and makes our affiliation official." Currently, 5 7 local organizations and 39 statewide organizations carry the Partner designation. In addition to GHPA, Local Partners in Texas are Galveston Historical Foundation, Historic Fort Worth, Historic Mesquite, Preservation Dallas and San Antonio Conservation SOciety. The Trust's Statewide Partner in Texas is Preservation Texas. Founded in 1949, the National Trust for Historic Preservation is a private, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to saving historic places and revitalizing America's communities. For additional information, visit

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From the Executive Director The recent demolition of the McDonald House in the Heights (see page 2) demonstrates the importance of protecting historic properties under Houston's preservation ordinance. Although the house was listed in the National Register of Historic Places, a new owner razed the 99-year-old building in January While the National Register provides recognition, it does not prevent listed buildings from being altered or demolished. The only way to protect a building from demolition is to have it designated as a "Protected Landmark" under the City of Houston's historic preservation ordinance. Once designated, protected landmark status travels with the land. The demolition could have been delayed 90 days if the McDonald House had been located in a designated City of Houston Historic District. It is a common misconception that the Heights is a historic district. Despite the brown signs saying "Houston Heights Historic District," the neighborhood is technically a National Register Multiple Resource Area. Residents have never completed the process to have one of our most significant historic neighborhoods deSignated as a City of Houston Historic District. In preservation, the only real protection is local protection. For the first time in its hiStory, Houston has some of the tools needed to protect historic neighborhoods, but they only work if residents use them. Protected status cannot be aSSigned by any government agency or outside entity. Property owners must exercise their rights and apply for historic designation. GHPA can help you with the local designation process. Please contact us at 713-216-5000 or

tmcwhorter@ghpa.org. Working together, we can help ensure that the neighborhood where you bought your home will remain the same neighborhood where you live.

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Houston Properties on the Most Endangered List

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Architect Eugene Werlin deSigned the imodemisticl Wilshire Village Apartments (1940) on West Alabama at Dunlavy.

GHPA successfully nominated Wilshire Village Apartments and the Grota Homestead Neighborhood to Preservation Texas' 2006 list of the states Most Endangered Historic Places. By placing these historic properties on the Most Endangered list, GHPA hopes to focus attention on these threatened resources and open a dialogue that could result in their preservation. Wilshire Village Wilshire Village Apartments is a historic garden apartment complex at the corner of West Alabama and Dunlavy in the Montrose area. Construction began on the nine-acre site in 1939. The $1,000,000 project was completed in 1940 with 144 apartments of varying sizes in 17 two-story, fireproof buildings. The "modernistic" design incorporates brushed aluminum banisters, glass blocks and projecting window bays. The

well-appointed apartments featured stainless-steel kitchens, which are still in place. The complex was known for its park-like setting. The extensive landscaping was maintained by a team of professional gardeners. Each building had a landscaped front entrance and opened onto a landscaped courtyard at the rear. Very few changes have been made to the property. Although the grounds are well-kept, the buildings have been allowed to deteriorate. For many years , maintenance has been the responsibility of the individual tenants. As a result, several of the apartments are extremely wellmaintained, although the building exteriors appear derelict. The site also contains many mature oaks and magnolias planted when the complex was built. Wilshire Village has been on GHPAS Endangered Buildings List for many years. In 2005 , the property owner entered a

partnership with a developer who announced preliminary plans to erect two 16- to 18-story

residential towers on the site, which is surrounded by oneand two-story homes built in the 1920s and 1930s. GHPA is working with local residents to encourage the developer to consider redevelopment options that preserve the neighborhoods historic character. Grata Homestead Neighborhood Grota Homestead neighborhood, northwest of downtown Houston, was first platted for residential development in the 1890s. The subdivision is bounded by Houston Avenue on the west, I-45INorth Freeway on the east and Woodland Park on the south. The area contains a significant collection of bungalows and modest houses with Queen Anne and Colonial Revival detailing. A handful of larger houses faces Woodland Park. Texas Historical Commission has determined that the Grota Homestead neighborhood is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places as a

locally-significant historic district. The determination was based on a preliminary survey funded by local residents and conducted by preservation consultant Anna Mod. The most immediate challenge facing the neighborhood is the proposed widening of I-45INorth Freeway. The $2.1 billion project would displace residents, hamper local revitalization efforts, compromise the tax base and result in the demolition of many historic buildings, including properties eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The possible widening and extension of the freeways service roads would have a devastating impact on historic resources in the neighborhood. GHPA has been monitoring this project for several months and will continue to work with local residents in their efforts to protect their neighborhood. The complete list of Texas' Most Endangered Historic Places is online at

www.preservationtexas.org.

Woodland Drug Co. (ca. J920). Houston Avenue at Bayland, is a familiar landmark in the Grata Homestead neighborhood.

Preservation Update Houston Archeological and Historical Commission has approved the owner's application to designate the Carter/ Second National Bank Building (1911 , 1923), 806 Main, a City of Houston Landmark. DeSigned by Sanguinet &: Staats, the 16story building at Main and Rusk was Houston's tallest when it was completed in 1911. American Bridge Company engineered and fabricated the buildings structural steel. The Pennsylvania firm also engineered the Woolworth (1913), Chrysler (1931) and Empire State (1932) buildings in New York City.

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In 1923, Second National Bank purchased the building and added another six floors. The Thomas M. James Co. of Boston designed the addition. The bank operated from the building until the early 1950s. Sometime in the 1960s, the building was modernized with a marble and glass veneer. Recent McDonald House, January 26, 2006 investigations revealed much of the original new owners demolished the architectural National Register-listed McDonald House (1907), 1801 detailing survives beneath Ashland, in the Heights. The the marble property was best known as slipcover. Ashland House Tea Room. Business partners Ryan Hildebrand It is hoped that local desigand Matthew Pridgen reportedly plan to use the site for a Victoriannation is the first step themed restaurant called Table toward the in the Heights. eventual In late January, Spire Realty restoration of Group demolished the William the historic Penn Hotel (1925) at 1423 skyscraper. Texas. The Penn was one of three hotels on Texas Avenue Despite designed by architect] oseph neighborhood Finger during the oil boom of concerns and the Roaring '20s, the others the efforts of being the Ben Milam (1925) the Houston and the Auditorium (1926) , Heights now the Lancaster. Association,

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GHPA had not considered the Penn Hotel endangered because Spire is a well-known developer of historic properties.

The company has renovated the former Southern Pacific Building (1911), Stowers Building (1913) and Sam Houston Hotel (1924) among others. In 2003, GHPA presented Spire with a Good Brick Award for the company's commitment to preservation in downtown Houston. Spire had announced its intention to renovate the Penn Hotel. Even as the demolition proceeded, the company's Web site said, "We are in the early stages of evaluating the highest and best use for this building, so that we may bring this fine historic structure back to life. " The building has been replaced with a 60-space asphalt parking lot.

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Good Bricl~s Honor Preservation Excellence

The restorations of three buildings originally designed by architect]oseph Finger received 2006 Good Brick Awards: Texas State Hotel (1926), Barker Bros. Studio (1931) and Byrd's Department Store (1934).

Houston Mayor Bill White used the public platform of GHPA's Cornerstone Dinner to announce important preservation initiatives he hopes to see fulfilled during his second term in office. An enthusiastic audience of more than 360 welcomed the mayor's remarks when he accepted GHPA's President's Award for preservation leadership. In addition to Mayor White, 14 other Good Brick Award recipients were honored during the Cornerstone Dinner on January 27 at the Hilton Americas-Houston. Board members Cora Sue Mach and Sidney Faust co-chaired GHPA's largest public fundraising event. After accepting his Good Brick from GHPA President Eileen Hricik, the mayor challenged the audience to get actively involved in preservation. He also outlined his plans for encouraging the preservation of City-owned historic landmarks. "We need to establish a standard for historic preservation in architectural development," said Mayor White. "When the City sells historic properties, [potential buyers] must bid openly and those who bid the most money dedicated to historic preservation, with the money to back it up, will get the property." The mayor specifically referred to three historic fire stations that the City will be selling in the near future. Mayor White also expressed concern for two other landmarks: Houston Public Library's Julia Ideson Building and the Houston Light Guard Armory, which is being renovated by the Houston Hispanic Forum. The Spanish Renaissance style Ideson Building, 500 McKinney, was constructed in 1926 as the home of the Houston Public

Library. Although the building now houses the Library's Houston Metropolitan Research Center and the Texas &: Local History Department, it requires significant repairs and system upgrades. The Light Guard Armory, 3816 Caroline, was designed by Alfred C. Finn in 1925. The mayor called on audience members to contribute to the on-going restoration of the massive building as a Hispanic cultural center. The mayor saluted the other Good Brick Award recipients as .. the real heroes of historic preservation." He also thanked City Council Members Pam Holm and Adrian Garcia, who were present, for their dedication in strengthening Houston's historic preservation ordinance. Harris County Judge Robert Eckels accepted a Good Brick Award for the County's role in preserving the 1903 Palace Hotel building with developers Avi Ron and Jerry Patchen. Judge Eckels' sisler, Carol Eckels Adams, also received a Good Brick for her work with the Katy Heritage Society. Other elected officials attending the event were State Representatives Jessica Farrar and Rick Noriega, Harris County District Clerk Charles Bacarisse, Houston City Controller Annise Parker, Houston City Council Members Peter Brown and Jarvis Johnson, Katy Mayor Doyle Callendar and Katy City Council Member Hill Adams. In an unusual coincidence, independent renovations of three buildings designed by architect Joseph Finger received Good Brick Awards. Although Finger enjoyed a prolific career from the 1910s to the 1940s, his work is now often overshadowed by that of Alfred C. Finn, who

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designed major buildings for businessman/philanthropist Jesse H. Jones during the same era. The winning projects illustrate the evolution of Finger's style through the 1920s and 1930s: Club Quarters in Houston restored Finger's Texas State Hotel (1926), 720 Fannin, a 16story skyscraper with ornate Spanish Renaissance detailing. Lawndale Art Center received its Good Brick for renovating the former Barker Brothers Studio (1931), 4912 Main, an example of Finger's mastery of Art Deco design. Fretz 420 Main, Ltd. redeveloped Finger's modernistic Byrd's Department Store (1934), 420 Main, as a mixed use commercial/residential property. The other 2006 Good Brick Award recipients are: Ken and Peggy Lindow. A 12year, hands-on project resulted in the rescue and meticulous rehabilitation of their 1910 house in Woodland Heights.

Taylor Park on 26-acres of the historic family homestead the Stevensons donated to the City of Houston. Kaldis Development Interests. The original home of Antone's Famous Po' Boys &: Deli for almost four decades has found new life as Gravitas Restaurant. St. Thomas High School restored the rotunda in its Main Building (1940), which had been converted to office space in the 1960s. Rice Design Alliance and Houston Mod. The exceptional jOint program, "Modem Mode: Houston Architecture at MidCentwy," increased awareness of Houston's post-World War II residential architecture.

Stewart Title Award: Hermann Park Conservancy for Heart of the Park. Begun in 1992, this capital improvement project has invested more than $10 million in historic Hermann Park from

the Sam Houston statue to McGovern Lake. Preservation Partner in Print: Story Sloane III was recognized for his outstanding personal commitment to preserving the photographic record of Houston's historic architecture and his generous support of GHPA. During the Good Brick Awards ceremony, American Institute of Architects, Houston Chapter, also presented two awards recognizing distinguished architecture of lasting value. The AlA Houston 25 Year Award went to S.l. Morris Associates, Architects, for the former Prudential Insurance Company Building (1977), now the SBC Building, at 6500 West Loop South in Bellaire. The 50 Year Award honored Rice Stadium (1950) and its architects Hermon Lloyd &: WB. Morgan and Milton McGinty. Descriptions and photographs of the award-winning projects are online at www.ghpa.org.

Rice University. Renovation of the Wiess House (1920) maintains the building'S architectural integrity while accommodating the requirements of modern living and University functions. Avenue CDC and Artspace Projects, Inc. Rehabilitation of the former Jefferson Davis Hospital (1924) as Elder Street Artists Lofts is a very visible preservation success. Major and Beverly Stevenson. A 17 -year effort led to the successful creation of E.R. and Ann

The bricks presented as 2006 Good Brick Awards were salvaged from the Sam Houston Coliseum and Music Hall (1937-1999), Alfred C. Finn, architect. GHPA gratefully acknowledges Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau for donating the bricks.

Detective Worl~ GHPA's Historic Neighborhoods Council Director Thomas McWhorter (left) assisted the Heritage SOCiety'S Director/Curator of Collections Wallace Saage in surveying the Pillot House (1868) in Sam Houston Park to determine whether the home's kitchen was built with the house or added at a later date. Evidence found during their investigations indicates the Pillot House had one of the earliest attached kitchens in Houston.


Designer Bill Stu11s to 1e featured at GHPA Preservation Month Luncheon Houston-based interior designer and author Bill Stubbs will be the speaker for GHPA's Preservation Month Luncheon on Wednesday, May 24, in the historic Rice Crystal Ballroom. Although Stubbs has been hailed by Architectural Digest as one of the top 100 deSigners and architects working today, he still takes time from planning urban penthouses and country mansions to design community housing projects for the elderly. "I still do nursing homes and affordable housing," Stubbs told the Houston Chronicle. "I love to have that range. It makes life more interesting."

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His preservation projects include the conversion of a historic factory and an early 20th-century schoolhouse to affordable housing for seniors. Images from those projects may be viewed online at WWw.wwstubbs.com. Over the past 25 years, Stubbs has built an international firm, William W Stubbs & Associates, to handle projects from Hawaii to the Ukraine. Not bad for a young man from El Campo, Texas, who began his design career at Foley's 'To make it in a small Texas town, you need to be either athletic or smart. I was neither," he said. "My mother, in her wisdom, signed me up for art classes over my father's dead body. In art class, I was a star." Stubbs is also the author of the well-received book, I Hate Red, You're Fired! - The Colorful Life of

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an Interior Designer, which will be National Preservation Month available for purchase during the was created by the National Trust for Historic Preservation luncheon. He is working on a to spotlight grassroots preservasecond book, A Moment of Luxury: Discovering the Beauty Around You, tion efforts. The theme of with his writing partner, GHPA Preservation Month 2006 is Board member Madeleine "Sustain America: Vision, McDermott Hamm. Economics and Preservation." GHPA's National Preservation Month Luncheon will be held at noon, Wednesday, May 24, in the Rice Crystal Ballroom, 909 Texas Avenue. GHPA Board member Minnette Boesel is chairing the event. Individual tickets start at $50 for GHPA members, $75 for nonmembers. Tables of 10 start at $1500. A reservation form will be available online at www.ghpa.org. Bill Stubbs planned the interior renovation of GHPA members will receive Clarke School (1915) in Newport, Rhode Island, invitations closer to the event. as senior housing.

Houston Review exalllines Preservation in the Bayou City

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GHPA's Walking Tours Program celebrates National Preservation Month with a very special event. The tour of historic architecture along Rusk Avenue at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 14, will go inside a hidden treasure designed by architect Alfred C. Finn. The home of Bond Clothes from 1940 through the mid-1970s is one of Houston's true Art Deco gems. Behind the boarded Fannin Street fa<;ade, curving marble staircases and streamlined aluminum banisters rise from the first floor through the mezzanine to the second story. GHPA's tour offers the first opportunity in decades to visit the interior of this important building. Although the May walking tour covers a relatively small area, it includes several outstanding examples of historic architecture. In addition to the Bond building, tour participants will learn about the U.S. Post Office and Custom House (1911), Hotel Cotton (1913), Texaco's former headquarters (1915) and architect Joseph Finger's Texas State Hotel (1926). Docents will also relate the story of the Aragon Ballroom.

The Rusk Avenue Walking Tour will last approximately 90 minutes. Admission is $10 for adults ($7 for GHPA members and students with valid ID). Children 11 years old and under are admitted free. Due to limited capacity and the special nature of this tour, reservations are required. Reservations may be made by e-mailing dbush@ghpa.org or by calling 713-216-5000. Please include the names of those attending and indicate whether the attendees are GHPA members. Reservations must be received by Friday, May 5. Before making reservations, please note that Sunday, May 14, is Mother's Day. A reservation confirmation that includes directions to the tour's starting point will be sent by return mail or e-mail. Please bring the confirmation form to the tour. Payment will be accepted the day of the tour. Payments may be made with cash, check, VISA, MasterCard or American Express. On-street parking is free in downtown Houston on Sundays. Paid parking is available in several surface lots.

MetroRail's Main Street Square station is a short walk from the tour route.

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Historic preservation is the topic of the Spring 2006 edition of The Houston Review of History and Culture. Houston's historic preservation successes and struggles will be the focus of the issue, which will be released during National Preservation Month in May. The issue includes an overview of historic preservation in Houston by GHPA Board member Minnette Boesel. Special interviews with developer George Mitchell and GHPA Trustee Emeritus Bart Truxillo illustrate the differences between preservation in Houston and Galveston. Other features examine particular

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preservation projects, including the JPMorganChase Building, Heights Branch Library, Dew Plantation and USS TEXAS. The Houston Review is a publication of the University of Houston Center for Public History. Calendar year subscriptions may be purchased online at www.class.uh.cduITheHoustonReview or by calling 713-743-3123. Rates are $15 for individuals, $10 for students and $25 for institutions. The Houston Review is now accepting submissions for its upcoming issues: "East Texas and the Law," "The Arts in Houston," and "Building Houston."


The Cornerstone Dinner January 27, 2006

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Photos by Pete Baat:::/Formula One Photography.

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Greater Houston Preservation Alliance 2005-2006 Board of Directors

Officers Eileen Hricik President

Rick Walton Past President

Tony Abyad Treasurer

Lynne Bentsen Secretary

Nancy Ames VP Special Events

Al Calloway VP-Communications

Bill Franks VP-Development

Susan Hill VP-Historic Neighborhoods CouncillPrograms

Voting Directors Natalye Appel Fred Baca Michelle Barnes Minnette Boesel

Tim Cisneros Dan Dubrowski PhylliS Griffin Epps Sidney Faust Charles Foster

Cindy Crane Garbs Diane Gendel Madeleine Hamm Patricia Laurent c.c. Lee

Cora Sue Mach Beth Madison Jim Murnane Carmen Nadolney Patty Porter

Mary Ann Reynolds Randhir Sahni Janet Spencer Larry Whaley

Non-Voting Ex-Officio R. George Cunningham

Al Davis Chairman, Harris County Historical Commission

Parliamentarian Charles D. Maynard, Jr. Legal Counsel

Cynthia Card Old Sixth Ward Neighborhood Assn.

Marlene Gaffrick Director, City of Houston Dept. of Planning and Development

Randy Pace City of Houston Historical Preservation Officer Bart Truxillo Director Emeritus

Business Members Mr. &: Mrs. Tony Abyad / 917 Franklin Land AIA-Houston Alden-Houston Hotel Artspace Projects, Inc. Avenue CDC Bowne BMS Management, Inc. Budweiser/Silver Eagle Distributors, LP Canyonlands Corp. CenterPoint Energy Clocktower Enterprises Colliers International Compass Bank Fretz Construction Co. Gensler Geo. H. Lewis &: SonsIForest Park Lawndale Greater Greenspoint Management District Greenwood King Properties G.T. Leach Construction HawesHillCalderon, LLP Haynes Whaley Associates Heights Funeral Home

The Heritage Society Heritage Texas Properties Hermann Park Conservancy Hines Hotel ICON Housing Horizons, LLC

Houston Chronicle The Houston Club Houston Hispanic Forum

Houston House & Home ].E. Dunn Construction JPMorganChase Kaldis Development Interests Kirksey The Lancaster Law Office of David McEwing Lawndale Arts Center Lionstone Partners, Ltd. Bill Lipscomb / Blumenthal Sheet Metal LYDA Swinerton Builders Madison Benefits Group Matthiesen &. Associates

MECA METRO Transit Authority Mid-Continent Companies Minnette Boesel Properties Nadolney Enterprises Natalye Appel + Assoc., Architects North Houston Bank PageSoutherlandPage Past Era Antique Jewelry Pearson English Prestige Builders Ray + Hollington Architects Rice Design Alliance Stewart Title Story Sloanes Gallery Texas Medical Center University of Houston-Downtown WS. Bellows Construction Walter P Moore Ward &: Ames SpeCial Events Webb Architects WOo Neuhaus Architects

The mission of Greater Houston Preservation Alliance (GHPA) is to promote the preservation and appreciation of Houston's architectural and cultural historic resources through education, advocacy and committed action, thereby creating economic value and developing a stronger sense of community. GHPA is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit corporation. GHPA is funded in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County. For Preservation is

published with the generous support of Houston House & Home magazine. Copyright 2006 Greater Houston Preservation Alliance. All rights reserved. David Bush, editor. Photography by David Bush, unless otherwise credited.

GHPA Calendar For updated information on each of the following events, please visit www.ghpa.org. May 2006 National Preservation Month. Sunday, May 14 Rusk Avenue Walking Tour, 2 p.m. Downtown Houston. Wednesday, May 24 Preservation Month Luncheon featuring Bill Stubbs. Noon. Rice Crystal Ballroom, 909 Texas.

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