Dale Sellers/Phoenix 1 Restoration & Construction Ltd. – Preservation Project Award

Dale Sellers/Phoenix 1 Restoration & Construction Ltd. for the restoration of the Meissner Brown Funeral Home. This Spanish-Electic-styled funeral home at 2717 Avenue B was designated a Fort Worth Landmark in 1991 and placed on HFW’s endangered list in 2015. Constructed around 1937 this iconic Poly building believed to be designed by Joseph R. Pelich, … Read more

Purple Land Management – Preservation Project Award

Purple Land Management for the restoration of the Winfield Garage, now named Winfield Place. 210 East 8th Street. Designed by the prestigious architectural firm of Sanguinet and Staats, the structure was built by W.C. Hedrick Construction Company as a parking garage for the Winfield Hotel, now the Texas Hotel. When completed in 1920, the garage’s … Read more

U.S. Postal Service – Preservation Project Award

U.S. Postal Service for the restoration of Fort Worth’s historic post office at 251 West Lancaster Avenue. Built between 1931-33, designed by Wyatt C. Hedrick and the Chicago firm of Ralph Sollitt & Sons, Fort Worth’s Beaux Arts, downtown Post Office building is universally beloved. Customized to reflect Fort Worth’s cattle ranching heritage, the capitals … Read more

Brent Hyder – Residential Rehabilitation Award

Brent Hyder for the restoration of Fairview, the home built by William J. Bryce in 1893. The Chateausque-style house with Richardsonian Romanesque details named Fairview at 4900 Bryce Avenue was the home of Scottish immigrant, William J. Bryce and his wife, Catherine. The house was designed by the prestigious architectural firm of Messer, Sanginet and … Read more

Alyssa Banta – Great Steward Award

Alyssa Banta for her growing collection of historic residences that she restores and rents through her business, Rent Historic Fort Worth. As the daughter of two U.S. immigrants, Alyssa’s parents instructed her to “do what you love”, and Banta had a passion for the arts. She double majored in fine arts and political science, and … Read more

Van Zandt Cottage Friends, Inc. – Great Steward Awards

Van Zandt Cottage Friends, Inc. for their successful fundraising campaign that completed the restoration of the c. 1850-60 Van Zandt Cottage. As Fort Worth’s oldest residence still standing on its original site, and as the early residence of attorney Major Khleber Miller Van Zandt, (known as Mr. Fort Worth), the Van Zandt Cottage is a … Read more

Fort Worth Aviation Musuem- Preservation Achievement Award

Fort Worth Aviation Museum for the restoration of General Dynamic’s locally landmarked F-111E Aardvark aircraft built in 1969. The General Dynamics F-111E was a supersonic, fighter and attack aircraft with the first-ever variable geometry, or swing-wing. The aircraft was designed and built in Fort Worth in response to a directive by Sec. of Defense Robert … Read more

Embrey Partners, Ltd. and HFW’s David Burshears- Preservation Achievement Award

Embrey Partners, Ltd. and HFW’s David Burshears for the move of the 1903 Talbott-Wall House from 915 Samuels Avenue to 1102 Samuels Avenue. HFW is always eager to work with those who want to develop a future for worthy historic buildings. We knew that Embrey Partners, a San Antonio firm, was building apartments on the … Read more

Congregation Ahavath Sholom- Preservation Achievement Award

Congregation Ahavath Sholom for the restoration of the 1920 Fort Worth World War I honor roll tablets. Marble tablets memorializing 81 local Jewish men who fought in WWI between 1914 and 1918 were originally embedded in the Hebrew Institute at 819 Taylor Street. They were rediscovered in 1980 and hung in a landscaped courtyard at … Read more