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The Cantey Lecture is an annual lecture event where a prominent speaker addresses topics related to historic preservation and architectural history. The Cantey Awards are presented during this event and recognize outstanding achievements in preservation projects, stewardship, and leadership in the field of historic preservation. This event is an important part of Historic Fort Worth, Inc.’s mission to preserve and promote the historic heritage of Fort Worth, Texas.

2024 Cantey Lecture & Preservation Awards
Thursday, October 10, 5:30: PM
The Woman’s Club of Fort Worth • 1316 Pennsylvania Ave.  

This year’s Cantey lecturer is Mark Lamster, the architecture critic for the Dallas Morning News. Mr. Lamster is a Loeb Fellow of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a professor in the architecture school at the University of Texas at Arlington.

The preservation awards follow the lecture. 

Sam Cantey
SAM CANTEY


As a Fort Worth visionary, businessman, collector of art and leader of the Fort Worth Art Association, (now the Modern Art Museum), Samuel Benton Cantey III (1914-1973) understood that great architecture is irreplaceable.  In the 1950’s Mr. Cantey invited Bror Utter (1913-1993) to paint architecturally significant buildings in downtown Fort Worth as they were being prepared for demolition. Mr. Utter, a talented studio artist and teacher, was a member of the Fort Worth Circle, the legendary group of artists who traveled abroad and painted together. His paintings document both demolished and standing downtown buildings and are part of the permanent collection of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The annual Cantey Lecture is paired with HFW’s preservation awards.

HFW Members Attend for Free | Non-Member Admission $50

2023 HFW Preservation Award Winners:

Preservation Winners Canty Lecture 2023

 

Preservation Project Award

is presented to

Beth-El Congretation

1920’s decorative items from 1922 synagogue recently installed in new house of worship.

4900 Briarhaven Rd.

October 20, 2023

Preservation Awards 2023

 

Residential Rehabilitation Award

is presented to

Patty and Mickey Bradley

For the Burke House

move from 1501 Pruitt St. to

6th Ave in Fairmount. 

October 20, 2023

Residential Rehabilitation

 

Preservation Project Award

is presented to

Glenn M. Darden

for First on 7th

500 W. 7th Street.

October 20, 2023

Preservation Awards, Cantey Lecture 2023

Preservation Project Award

is presented to

Domingo Garcia

for

2237 Hemphill Street

October 20, 2023

Preservation Awards, Cantey Lecture 2023

 

Great Steward Award

is presented to

O. R. Gentry family

for

Kincaid’s Hamburgers

4901 Camp Bowie Boulvard

October 20, 2023

Preservation Awards, Cantey Lecture 2023

Great Steward Award

is presented to

Angie and William Butler

for

Landreth Lodge

 

October 20, 2023

Preservation Winners Canty Lecture 2023

Preservation Project Award

is presented to

City of Fort Worth

For the Restoration of 

Lone Star Gas Flame

908 Monroe Street

October 20, 2023

Preservation Awards, Cantey Lecture 2023

 

Residential Rehabilitation Award

is presented to

Peggie Muir

for the rehabilitation of the 

Lustron House

4701 Marks Place

October 20, 2023

Preservation Awards, Cantey Lecture 2023

 

Preservation Project Award

is presented to

Craig Caveleer & Bradley Hickman, Jr. and Michael Bennett, AIA

for their project for

Mule Alley

122 East Exchange Avenue

Craig Caveleer & Bradley Hickman, Jr. and Michael Bennett, AIA

Preservation Achievement Award

is presented to

Mike Nichols

A posthumous award for his devotion

to journalism and history.

October 20, 2023

A posthumous award for his devotion to journalism and history.

Preservation Project Award

is presented to

Cassie and Jacob Warren

for the adaptation of the

Anton Koldin House

into a coffee shop and B&B

2503 Roosevelt Avenue

October 20, 2023

A posthumous award for his devotion to journalism and history.

Preservation Achievement Award

is presented to

Judith Singer Cohen

and the late

Donald M. Cohen, M.D.

for the book

Cowtown Moderne

October 20, 2023

All nominations were evaluated based on the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. (See nps.gov/history/standards.htm for details.) Criteria include, but are not limited to: sensitivity to the historic integrity of the property, historic features, and craftsmanship. Award nominees and winners were notified prior to the public presentation of the Preservation Awards, held last year on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 5:30 pm at the Everly Plaza Apartments Gallery located at 1801 8th Avenue.

2023 Winners will be announced at a ceremony on October 19. Watch for details to come. 

Some of the guests enjoying the festivities

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