The C.L. Neuhaus House (circa 1909) on Courtlandt Place was one of 15 structures earning 2020 Good Brick Awards. (Photo by Daniel Ortiz)
Nicola Springer, Karla & Tim Cisneros (Photo by Daniel Ortiz)
Former Houston Mayor Annise Parker receives the President's Award as Michael Hagerty looks on. (Photo by Daniel Ortiz)
Event chairs Deborah Keyser and James Stafford with Kate McCormick (Photo by Daniel Ortiz)
Dave & Laura Morris, Patricia Hattenbach, Jim McCallum (Photo by Daniel Ortiz)
Phoebe & Bobby Tudor (Photo by Daniel Ortiz)
Caroline Melo, Henry Chapman (Photo by Daniel Ortiz)
Wayne & Kathy Washburn, Dorothy & Mickey Ables (Photo by Daniel Ortiz)
Adam Jones, Allison McLean, Ben McLauchlin (Photo by Daniel Ortiz)
Alex Guerrier, Lili & Benito Gurrier (Photo by Daniel Ortiz)
Andres Utting, Laura Carrera (Photo by Daniel Ortiz)
Barton Kelly, Sarah Starry (Photo by Daniel Ortiz)
(Photo by Daniel Ortiz)
David Mincberg & Lainie Gordon, Jay Tatum (Photo by Daniel Ortiz)
Debra McGaughey, Charlotte Kelly Bryant (Photo by Daniel Ortiz)
Jacob Sudhoff & Jerry Hooker (Photo by Daniel Ortiz)
Kurt Grether, Bill Stubbs (Photo by Daniel Ortiz)
Camilo Parra, Mengyeh Parra (Photo by Daniel Ortiz)
Dick & Linda Sylvan, Charlotte & Larry Whaley (Photo by Daniel Ortiz)
Kathy Hubbard & Annise Parker (Photo by Daniel Ortiz)
What: Preservation Houston‘s “Cornerstone Dinner”
Where: River Oaks Country Club
PC Moment: Everyone loves “before and after” images. So it was no surprise at the audience’s gasps and chuckles as they saw dual photos of the projects that received Preservation Houston’s Good Brick Awards. Among the most interesting were pictures of the vintage soda cans and cigarette packages that littered NASA’s Apollo Mission Control before its restoration. Likewise the hatched snake eggs found in the walls of a Norhill bungalow earned its share of ughs. The 1930s craftsman bungalow was rehabilitated by Laura Carrera and Andres Utting.
Fifteen properties and two publications earned Good Brick accolades while former Mayor Annise Parker was presented with the Preservation Houston President’s Award for her outstanding contributions to historic preservation in the city. Among those receiving the prestigious award were Christ Church Cathedral for restoration of the historic sanctuary which was completed in 1893, Jerry Hooker and Jacob Sudhoff for their restoration of the C.L. Neuhaus House (1909) in Courtlandt Place, and Pejman Jamea and Oxberry Group for rehabilitating the Quality Laundry building (1936) in Montrose.
Also receiving good brick awards were South Main Baptist Church for restoration of its historic (1930) sanctuary, Phil Neisel for restoring the Benjamin Reisner House (c. 1875) in the Old Sixth Ward, Karen and Neal Dikeman for restoring two historic houses (c. 1890 and c. 1910) in the Old Sixth Ward, David Powell for restoring a Folk Victorian house (c. 1892) in the near Northside, Four Square Design Studio for rehabilitating a Folk Victorian house (c. 1900) in First Ward, Parra Design Group, Ltd. for rehabilitating the Milton & Carrie Curtis House (1953) in Fifth Ward, Radom Capital LLC for rehabilitating a midcentury modern retail center (1955) in Houston Heights, Roberts Industrial Center Inc. for restoring the former K-W-M Company headquarters (1947) in the East End, Supreme Bright Houston/Newcrest Image for the AC Hotel by Marriott in the Houston Bar Association Building (1966) in downtown, and Todd Interests for the Cambria Hotel in the historic Great Southern West Building (1927).
With KTRK channel 13 reporter Deborah Wrigley and Houston Public Media’s Michael Hagerty serving as emcees, the evening was chaired by Deborah Keyser and James Stafford. The dinner raised close to $250,000 for Preservation Houston’s neighborhood based education, advocacy and community outreach programs.
PC Seen: Preservation Houston president Jane McCormick, Guy Hagstette, Nancy Ames and Danny Ward, Dorothy and Mickey Ables, Laura Bellows and Jack Pendergrast, Lili and Benito Guerrier, Cindy and Larry Burns, Suzy and Craig Minor, Harriet and Truett Latimer, Phoebe and Bobby Tudor, and Lucia Benton.