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Houston historic preservation efforts celebrated in River Oaks: Who got the gold bricks?

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Susan and Chris Dray, from left, Stephanie Ann Jones and David Adickes at the Preservation Houston Cornerstone Dinner February 2014
Susan and Chris Dray, from left, Stephanie Ann Jones and David Adickes at the Preservation Houston Cornerstone Dinner. Photo by © Wilson Parish
Richard and Elizabeth Husseini at the Preservation Houston Cornerstone Dinner February 2014
Richard and Elizabeth Husseini at the Preservation Houston Cornerstone Dinner. Photo by © Wilson Parish
Phoebe and Bobby Tudor at the Preservation Houston Cornerstone Dinner February 2014
Phoebe and Bobby Tudor at the Preservation Houston Cornerstone Dinner. Photo by © Wilson Parish
Nancy and Walt Bratic, from left, with Jane-Page Crump at the Preservation Houston Cornerstone Dinner February 2014
Nancy and Walt Bratic, left, with Jane-Page Crump at the Preservation Houston Cornerstone Dinner. Photo by © Wilson Parish
Lynne Bentsen and John Stofer at the Preservation Houston Cornerstone Dinner February 2014
Lynne Bentsen and John Stofer at the Preservation Houston Cornerstone Dinner. Photo by © Wilson Parish
Joe Amberson, from left, Barbara Van Postman, Marianne and Dr. Robert Ivany, Peter Brown and Nancy Ames at the Preservation Houston Cornerstone Dinner February 2014
Joe Amberson, from left, Barbara Van Postman, Marianne and Bob Ivany, Peter Brown and Nancy Ames at the Preservation Houston Cornerstone Dinner. Photo by © Wilson Parish
Geoffrey Walker and Ann Kennedy at the Preservation Houston Cornerstone Dinner February 2014
Geoffrey Walker and Ann Kennedy at the Preservation Houston Cornerstone Dinner. Photo by © Wilson Parish
Dan Piette and Doreen Stoller at the Preservation Houston Cornerstone Dinner February 2014
Dan Piette and Doreen Stoller at the Preservation Houston Cornerstone Dinner. Photo by © Wilson Parish
Charles and Diane Ofner, from left, with Craig Mabrito at the Preservation Houston Cornerstone Dinner February 2014
Charles and Diane Ofner, from left, with Craig Mabrito at the Preservation Houston Cornerstone Dinner. Photo by © Wilson Parish
Alejandro Colom, left, and Joe Turner at the Preservation Houston Cornerstone Dinner February 2014
Alejandro Colom, left, and Joe Turner at the Preservation Houston Cornerstone Dinner. Photo by © Wilson Parish
Alan Henrichson, from left, Minnette Boesel and Bob Fretz Jr. at the Preservation Houston Cornerstone Dinner February 2014
Alan Henrichson, from left, Minnette Boesel and Bob Fretz Jr. at the Preservation Houston Cornerstone Dinner. Photo by © Wilson Parish
Susan and Chris Dray, from left, Stephanie Ann Jones and David Adickes at the Preservation Houston Cornerstone Dinner February 2014
Richard and Elizabeth Husseini at the Preservation Houston Cornerstone Dinner February 2014
Phoebe and Bobby Tudor at the Preservation Houston Cornerstone Dinner February 2014
Nancy and Walt Bratic, from left, with Jane-Page Crump at the Preservation Houston Cornerstone Dinner February 2014
Lynne Bentsen and John Stofer at the Preservation Houston Cornerstone Dinner February 2014
Joe Amberson, from left, Barbara Van Postman, Marianne and Dr. Robert Ivany, Peter Brown and Nancy Ames at the Preservation Houston Cornerstone Dinner February 2014
Geoffrey Walker and Ann Kennedy at the Preservation Houston Cornerstone Dinner February 2014
Dan Piette and Doreen Stoller at the Preservation Houston Cornerstone Dinner February 2014
Charles and Diane Ofner, from left, with Craig Mabrito at the Preservation Houston Cornerstone Dinner February 2014
Alejandro Colom, left, and Joe Turner at the Preservation Houston Cornerstone Dinner February 2014
Alan Henrichson, from left, Minnette Boesel and Bob Fretz Jr. at the Preservation Houston Cornerstone Dinner February 2014

What: Preservation Houston's 35th anniversary Cornerstone Dinner.

Where: River Oaks Country Club.

The 411: More than 300 preservation-minded men and women gathered to celebrate presentation of the Gold Brick Awards for excellence in historic preservation. Awards went to both projects and individuals. Bethel Park received the Stewart Title Award, top honors, while Discovery Green was honored with the first Future Landmark Award. Hermann Park Conservancy received the Community Pillar Award. Nine other juried awards were acknowledged. Nancy and Walt Bratic chaired the dinner for which David Adickes contributed two of his original artworks for auction, purchased by Susan and Chris Dray. Giving official toasts for the evening were the Bratics, preservationist Phoebe Tudor and Bart Truxillo, one of Preservation Houston's founders.

Who: The impressive turnout included Preservation Houston president Jane-Page Crump, Anne Duncan, Barry Mandel, Dorothy and Mickey Ables, Anna Mod, Nancy Ames and Danny Ward, Romona Davis, Cindy and Larry Burns, Jerry Jeanmard, Lynda and Dick Sylvan, Claire Cormier-Thielke and Kristen and Neal Carlson.

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