Cultural Keepers: Preservation Dallas Announces 2023 Award Winners

From "The Pink House" in Allen to an historic log cabin in Flower Mound to the Pegasus sign atop Dallas' Magnolia Hotel, cultural history gained new life across the region in the last year—and now 10 projects are being honored with awards.

Preservation Dallas has announced the winners of its 24th Annual Preservation Achievement Awards—paying homage to the past while recognizing efforts in the present to preserve cultural heritage across the region.

Submissions for this year’s awards came from four counties including Dallas, Collin, Denton, and Rockwall, showcasing a preservation movement that’s showing promising growth.

Preservation is ‘a growing movement across our region’

Norman Alston, president of Preservation Dallas. called the widespread regional response to this year’s awards particularly exciting. “It demonstrates that the culture of preservation is not only strong in our city, but a growing movement across our region,” Alston said in a statement.

The 2023 Preservation Achievement Awards considered projects located within the city of Dallas and its immediate vicinity. Projects were nominated by the property owners or other individuals or groups, such as a neighborhood organization, building contractor, or architect.

The winners of this year’s awards were drawn from categories including residential renovation and adaptive reuse projects, commercial and historic resource renovation projects, and historic resource projects.

Awards ceremony to be held in May

Preservation Dallas will celebrate the winners at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. During the ceremony, an additional list of Special Achievement Award recipients will be announced, the nonprofit said.

Here are the 10 Preservation Achievement Award winners for 2023:

Residential Renovation and Adaptive Reuse Projects in Dallas

• 201 Landis, a residential renovation in the 10th Street Historic District
(Participants: Elyse Design & Build; Oak Cliff Building Materials)
• The Rosenfield House, aka “The Blue House,” a residential renovation in the Cedars
(Participants: Mark Martinek; Jay Baker; Katherine Seale)
• 514 N. Marsalis, a residential-to-office renovation in the Lake Cliff Historic District
(Participants: DSGN Associates; Bravera; Green Mark Build)
• 700 Dumas Street, a residential renovation in the Junius Heights Historic District
(Participants: John Hampton; JM Management Construction Solutions)

Commercial and Historic Resource Renovation Projects in Dallas

• The Magnolia Petroleum Building, a commercial renovation in Downtown Dallas’s East Quarter
(Participants: OMNIPLAN Architects; ARJO Engineers; Andres Construction Services; Viewtech; Todd Interests)
• The Pegasus Sign Repairs atop the Magnolia Hotel, a historic repair in Downtown Dallas
(Participants: Phoenix I; Max Air Tool; JQ Engineering; Newcrest Images; City of Dallas)

Residential Renovation Projects in Collin County

• The Ereckson House, aka “The Pink House,” a residential renovation in Allen
(Participants: Tezanto; Zubiante Building Works; McMillan Movers)
• The S.B. Wyatt House, a residential renovation in Plano’s Haggard Park Heritage District
(Participants: The Ratliff Group; ROA Design Group; Perfect Colors Painting & Construction; Southern Pro-Vision Landscape & Irrigation)

Historic Resource Projects in Collin County and Denton County

• Allen Barn Relocation Project, a historic resource relocation and reconstruction at Allen Heritage Village (Participants: Phoenix I; City of Allen Parks & Recreation; Allen Heritage Guild)
• The Gibson-Grant Historic Log House, a historic resource renovation in Flower Mound
(Participants: Phoenix I; McCoy Collaborative; Denton County; Town of Flower Mound) 

Preservation Dallas is a nonprofit that champions initiatives protecting historic architecture, neighborhoods, and cultural resources throughout the community—providing education and outreach programs to the public and recognizing outstanding examples of preservation, rehabilitation, and enhancement of historic buildings and neighborhoods in Dallas. 

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