Galveston Historical Foundation Announces 2014 Sally B. Wallace Preservation Award Winners & Awards Reception

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Galveston Historical Foundation Announces 2014 Sally B. Wallace Preservation Award Winners & Awards Reception 

Galveston Island, Texas– Galveston Historical Foundation invites the public to a special awards reception of the 2014 Sally B. Wallace Preservation Awards on from 4-6 p.m., Saturday, August 23, 2014, at the 1861 U.S. Custom House, 502 20th Street. Tickets are $15 per person or $100 for a table of 8 and are available online at www.galvestonhistory.org.

The awards, named after the late Sally B. Wallace, one of the driving forces behind Galveston Island’s preservation movement and a pivotal figure in saving the antebellum Ashton Villa from demolition, recognize outstanding projects and craftspeople involving the preservation, restoration, and enhancement of Galveston County’s historic buildings and neighborhoods.

“These awards recognize achievements in historic preservation by homeowners, organizations, and businesses. This historic preservation work is inspiriting to us individually and as communities” says Dwayne Jones, Executive Director of Galveston Historical Foundation. “It continues our connection to the past and allows us to retain irreplaceable historic buildings for the future.”

Galveston County projects completed after January 1, 2013 were considered for the awards. All entries were judged on impact to the community. Criteria included sensitivity to the historic integrity of the building and its site, preservation of historic materials and impact of the project or program on the preservation of Galveston County’s historic neighborhoods and resources. A project can be nominated either by the property owner or by another individual or group, such as a neighborhood organization, building contractor or architect.

2014 AWARD WINNERS- additional information on all winners can be found online at www.galvstonhistory.org.

Category: Restoration / Rehabilitation

  • 1871 Henry Rosenberg Building, 2309 Strand
    Mitchell Historic Properties, property owner
  • 1875 Julius and Elizabeth Ruhl House, 1426 Sealy, Galveston
    Chuck and Debbie Morris, property owners
  • 1929 Joseph P. Giacchino House, 1518 E. Walker St., League City
    Richard Lewis, property owner

Category: New Construction / Infill

  • Las Casitas, 9203 Teichman Rd., Galveston
    Chula Ross Sanchez, Architect and property owner

Category: Craftsmanship

  • Joseph Cortez, owner Cortez Woodturning
    1620 FM 646 N., Dickinson, 77539

Category: Community Service

  • Donna Leibbert
    Project: Tree Sculptures of Galveston
  • Santa Fe Independent School District and Santa Fe Area Historical Foundation
    Project: Old School Museum, Santa Fe
  • Melodey Hauch and Floyd “Lanny” Martin Jr.
    Project: Magnolia Cemetery, League City

For more information on the 2014 Sally B. Wallace Preservation Awards, contact Matthew Pelz, Director of Preservation Services at 409-750-9108 ext. 1301 or matthew.pelz@galvestonhistory.org.

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