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Forward-thinking preservation efforts in Houston honored with Good Brick Awards

Forward-thinking preservation efforts honored with Good Brick Awards

Preservation Houston Good Brick Awards, Feb. 2016
FW Heritage LLC received a Good Brick Award for restoration of this historic house in the First Ward. Photo by Kenneth Ramey
Cornerstone Dinner, Feb. 2016, Barry Moore, John Cryer
President's Award recipient Barry Moore,  Preservation Houston president John Cryer. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Cornerstone Dinner, Feb. 2016, Dan Piette, Doreen Stoller, Lauren Griffith, Guy Hagstette
Dan Piette, Doreen Stoller, Lauren Griffith, Guy Hagstette. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Cornerstone Dinner, Feb. 2016, Edna Ramos, John Cryer, Ed Emmett, Bob Eury
Edna Ramos, John Cryer, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, Bob Eury. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Cornerstone Dinner, Feb. 2016, Martha and Steve Curry home designed by Lars Bang, 1953
Good Brick Award was given to Martha and Steve Curry for restoration of their 1953 home in Ayrshire neighborhood near Allen Parkway.  Courtesy of Benjamin Hill Photography
Cornerstone Dinner, Feb. 2016, Darla Ripley, Pete Northway
Darla Ripley, Pete Northway. Photo by Danielle Ortiz
Cornerstone Dinner, Feb. 2016, Jim Reeder, Eric Nevil, John Cryer
 Jim Reeder, Eric Nevil, John Cryer. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Cornerstone Dinner, Feb. 2016, chairs Elizabeth Husseini, Richard Husseini
Elizabeth Husseini, Richard Husseini. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Cornerstone Dinner, Feb. 2016, Jeff Bricker, Cindy Burns, Larry Burns
Jeff Bricker, Cindy Burns, Larry Burns. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Cornerstone Dinner, Feb. 2016, Jarrod Brannen, Melissa McCurry
Jarrod Brannen, Melissa McCurry. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Preservation Houston Good Brick Awards, Feb. 2016
Cornerstone Dinner, Feb. 2016, Barry Moore, John Cryer
Cornerstone Dinner, Feb. 2016, Dan Piette, Doreen Stoller, Lauren Griffith, Guy Hagstette
Cornerstone Dinner, Feb. 2016, Edna Ramos, John Cryer, Ed Emmett, Bob Eury
Cornerstone Dinner, Feb. 2016, Martha and Steve Curry home designed by Lars Bang, 1953
Cornerstone Dinner, Feb. 2016, Darla Ripley, Pete Northway
Cornerstone Dinner, Feb. 2016, Jim Reeder, Eric Nevil, John Cryer
Cornerstone Dinner, Feb. 2016, chairs Elizabeth Husseini, Richard Husseini
Cornerstone Dinner, Feb. 2016, Jeff Bricker, Cindy Burns, Larry Burns
Cornerstone Dinner, Feb. 2016, Jarrod Brannen, Melissa McCurry

What: Preservation Houston's "Cornerstone Dinner."

Where: River Oaks Country Club.

The scoop: Good Brick Awards were presented to those instrumental in local historic preservation efforts including architect and preservationist Barry Moore, who received the top honor — the President's Award. Chaired by Elizabeth and Richard Husseini, the event raised $205,000 for Preservation Houston projects.

Among those receiving awards were Mo and Ric Campo and Jim Reeder and Eric Nevil, both couples recognized for restoration of their landmark homes in River Oaks. Phoebe Tudor and Doreen Stoller accepted the Future Landmark Award for the McGovern Centennial Gardens & Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion. Also receiving awards were Martha and Steve Curry for restoration of their 1953 home in Ayrshire neighborhood near Allen Parkway and FW Heritage for restoration of two cottages in the First Ward.

The fundraiser was emceed by Deborah Duncan and interior designer Bill Stubbs with Preservation Houston president John Cryer presenting top awards.

Who: Claire Cormier-Thielke, Dave Morris, Dorothy and Mickey Ables, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, Eileen and George Hricik, Nancy Ames and Danny Ward, Gayle and Bob Eury, Marianne Ivany, Guy Hagstette and Diane and Harry Gendel.

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