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Downtown Houston’s Revitalization Singled Out as Preservation Success: The Good Brick Awards Honor 13 History Savers

BY // 03.20.18
photography Daniel Ortiz

What: Preservation Houston‘s Cornerstone Dinner and presentation of the Good Brick Awards

Where: River Oaks Country Club

PC Moment: There were applause and more applause when 13 projects aimed at saving the Houston’s architectural history were honored with the coveted Good Brick Awards.

Among those recognized for excellence in historic preservation were the repurposing of the Melrose Building (1952) as Le Méridien Houston Downtown and Central Houston’s Bob Eury who received the Preservation Houston President’s Award for his role in downtown’s revitalization. Presenting the award, Preservation Houston president Deborah Keyser referred to Eury as “the real heartbeat of downtown Houston.”

See information on all the Good Brick Award winners here. 

Susie and Sanford Criner joined forces with Claire Cormier Thielke and Rick Thielke as chairs of the evening that was supported by 380 guests and raised $235,000.

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Who: Barbara and Gerald D. Hines, CeCe and Mack Fowler, Sissy and Denny Kempner, Adriana and Mark Monroe, Yvonne and Rufus Cormier, Anna Mod, Rives Taylor, Delaney Harris-Finch, Jeff Kaplan, Adam Brackman, Elise Capers, Monte Large, and Natasha and Azizi André.

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