Celebrating HFW’s 50th Anniversary 1969 to 2019

 Meet HFW’S Board Chaiman


Attorney Cara Kennemer named Historic Fort Worth’s Board Chairman

Cara Kennemer, an attorney with the Underwood Law Firm, is Board Certified in construction law and also assists clients with commercial and real estate disputes. Cara graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and received her law degree from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law. She has been recognized as a Best Lawyer in America for Construction, a Texas Super Lawyer in Construction Litigation, Top 40 Under 40 by Fort Worth Business Press, and a Top Attorney by Fort Worth Magazine. 

Cara is a 5th generation Fort Worthian and is active in the community through HFW, the Junior League of Fort Worth, the Tarrant County Bar Association, and the Tanglewood Neighborhood Association.     



Architect John Roberts receives HFW’s Purple Heart Award for his service as Board Chairman

Author and publisher of the award-winning website Architecture in Fort Worth and its message board Fort Worth Forum, John Roberts has led Historic Fort Worth, Inc. as its board chairman for six years.  Born and reared in Fort Worth, John is a graduate of UTA with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in architecture, and he practices his profession at Halbach-Dietz Architects.  However, it is his focus on Fort Worth’s great buildings through his website and his work at HFW to find their future that sets him apart, which explains why he received the Fort Worth Business Press’ Top 100 award for architecture in 2017.  For his unwavering principles, his participation in public meeting after public meeting, and his hope to save what matters to Fort Worth’s unique historic identity, John Roberts more than deserved to receive HFW’s Purple Heart of Preservation Award.