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On a mission to save the city's historic architecture: Houston's preservationist of the year honored

Saving historic architecture: Houston preservationist of year honored

Danny Ward, from left, Nancy Ames and Dorothy and Mickey Ables at the Cornerstone Dinner February 2015
Cornerstone Dinner chairs Danny Ward and Nancy Ames, left, with Dorothy and Mickey Ables. Photo by © Kim Coffman
Bobby and Phoebe Tudor, left, with Harry Tudor at the Cornerstone Dinner February 2015
Bobby and Phoebe Tudor, left, with their son, Harry. Photo by © Kim Coffman
Michael Skelly, from left, Anne Whitlock and Scott McClelland at the Cornerstone Dinner February 2015
Michael Skelly, left, Anne Whitlock and Scott McClelland. Photo by © Kim Coffman
Mayor Annise Parker, from left, Chris McClure and Austin Thomas at the Cornerstone Dinner February 2015
Mayor Annise Parker, from left, Chris McClure and Austin Thomas. Photo by © Kim Coffman
Bill Franks and Jane-Page Crump at the Cornerstone Dinner February 2015
Bill Franks and Jane-Page Crump. Photo by © Kim Coffman
Susie Criner, left, and Marianne Ivany at the Cornerstone Dinner February 2015
Susie Criner, left, and Marianne Ivany. Photo by © Kim Coffman
Soraya McClelland, from left, Francey Pengra and Betsy Garibaldi at the Cornerstone Dinner February 2015
Soraya McClelland, from left, Francey Pengra and Betsy Garibaldi. Photo by © Kim Coffman
Paula Douglass, from left, Diane Ofner and Sally Tomlinson at the Cornerstone Dinner February 2015
Paula Douglass, from left, Diane Ofner and Sally Tomlinson. Photo by © Kim Coffman
Margaret Alkek Williams, left, and Patricia Dewhurst at the Cornerstone Dinner February 2015
Margaret Alkek Williams, left, and Patricia Dewhurst. Photo by © Kim Coffman
Jack Pendergrast and Laura Bellows at the Cornerstone Dinner February 2015
Jack Pendergrast and Laura Bellows. Photo by © Kim Coffman
Greg Robertson, left, and Glen Rosenbaum at the Cornerstone Dinner February 2015
Greg Robertson, left, and Glen Rosenbaum. Photo by © Kim Coffman
Dean Giuffre, from left, Claire Cormier Thielke and Kyle Dutton at the Cornerstone Dinner February 2015
Dean Giuffre, from left, Claire Cormier Thielke and Kyle Dutton. Photo by © Kim Coffman
Benito and Lili Guerrier at the Cornerstone Dinner February 2015
Benito and Lili Guerrier. Photo by © Kim Coffman
Beth Madison, from left, Frances Marzio and Lynne Bentsen at the Cornerstone Dinner February 2015
Beth Madison, from left, Frances Marzio and Lynne Bentsen. Photo by © Kim Coffman
Ann Kennedy, from left, Stephen Howe and Alicia Blaszak at the Cornerstone Dinner February 2015jpg
Ann Kennedy, from left, Stephen Howe and Alicia Blaszak. Photo by © Kim Coffman
Danny Ward, from left, Nancy Ames and Dorothy and Mickey Ables at the Cornerstone Dinner February 2015
Bobby and Phoebe Tudor, left, with Harry Tudor at the Cornerstone Dinner February 2015
Michael Skelly, from left, Anne Whitlock and Scott McClelland at the Cornerstone Dinner February 2015
Mayor Annise Parker, from left, Chris McClure and Austin Thomas at the Cornerstone Dinner February 2015
Bill Franks and Jane-Page Crump at the Cornerstone Dinner February 2015
Susie Criner, left, and Marianne Ivany at the Cornerstone Dinner February 2015
Soraya McClelland, from left, Francey Pengra and Betsy Garibaldi at the Cornerstone Dinner February 2015
Paula Douglass, from left, Diane Ofner and Sally Tomlinson at the Cornerstone Dinner February 2015
Margaret Alkek Williams, left, and Patricia Dewhurst at the Cornerstone Dinner February 2015
Jack Pendergrast and Laura Bellows at the Cornerstone Dinner February 2015
Greg Robertson, left, and Glen Rosenbaum at the Cornerstone Dinner February 2015
Dean Giuffre, from left, Claire Cormier Thielke and Kyle Dutton at the Cornerstone Dinner February 2015
Benito and Lili Guerrier at the Cornerstone Dinner February 2015
Beth Madison, from left, Frances Marzio and Lynne Bentsen at the Cornerstone Dinner February 2015
Ann Kennedy, from left, Stephen Howe and Alicia Blaszak at the Cornerstone Dinner February 2015jpg

Practically on the heels of being honored at the Houston Ballet Ball along with her husband, Bobby Tudor, Phoebe Tudor stepped into the spotlight once again, this time solo, as recipient of Preservation Houston's President's Award. 

The honor was presented at the annual "Cornerstone Dinner" at River Oaks Country Club. The President's Award is given "to an individual for extraordinary professional and personal contributions to historic preservation in Houston."

"She has the talent, the training and the conviction to champion the cause of historic preservation anywhere," noted Preservation Houston president Jane Page-Crump on presenting the award to Phoebe. As is tradition, in addition to receiving a framed certificate, Phoebe was presented with an engraved crystal brick. 

In addition to the President's Award, 13 Good Brick Awards were presented for historic preservation and five additional awards were handed out. Those winners are detailed here in a previous CultureMap article.

The ballroom was packed with some of the city's most influential leaders starting with Mayor Annise Parker, who honored Phoebe in 2013 by naming her Houston's Preservationist of the Year. 

The evening, chaired by Dorothy and Mickey Ables and Nancy Ames and Danny Ward, raised a record of more than $250,000.

Contributing to that success were Beth Madison, Soraya and Scott McClelland, Bart Truxillo, Eileen and George Hricik, Claire Cormier Thielke, Minnette and Peter Boesel, Ann Kennedy, Glen Rosenbaum, Anne Whitlock and Michael Skelly, Susie and Sanford Criner, Laura Bellows and Jack Pendergrast and Lili and Benito Guerrier.

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