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.

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Each year, Historic Fort Worth recognizes and honors the preservation efforts of others in our community with our annual Presentation Awards ceremony in conjunction with the Cantey Lecture series.

Thank you for your entries! Awards will be presented on October 20, 2022 at 5:30 pm at the Everly Plaza Gallery located at 1801 8th Avenue.

All nominations will be evaluated based on the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. (See 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 will be notified prior to the public presentation of the Preservation Awards, held this year on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 5:30 pm at the Everly Plaza Apartments Gallery located at 1801 8th Avenue.