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27 Mike Mahlstedt, from left, Jano Nixon Kelley and Kyle Dutton at Preservation Houston's Pier & Beam #ThrowbackThursday Party November 2014
Mike Mahlstedt, from left, Jano Nixon Kelley and Kyle Dutton. Photo by Jason Self
2 Amir Mansouri and Narguess Arjomand at Preservation Houston's Pier & Beam #ThrowbackThursday Party November 2014
Amir Mansouri and Narguess Arjomand. Photo by Jason Self
30 Sarah Foltz, from left, Katie Shipman, Daphne Laplante and Sara Cain at Preservation Houston's Pier & Beam #ThrowbackThursday Party November 2014
Sarah Foltz, from left, Katie Shipman, Daphne Laplante and Sara Cain. Photo by Jason Self
26 Matthew Rarey, from left, James Scofield, Lauren Tennet and Robert James Lynn III at Preservation Houston's Pier & Beam #ThrowbackThursday Party November 2014
Matthew Rarey, from left, James Scofield, Lauren Tennet and Robert James Lynn III. Photo by Jason Self
29 Rebecca Schmidt and Mauricio Guzman at Preservation Houston's Pier & Beam #ThrowbackThursday Party November 2014
Rebecca Schmidt and Mauricio Guzman. Photo by Jason Self
31 Stephanie Ann Jones and Will McCallum at Preservation Houston's Pier & Beam #ThrowbackThursday Party November 2014
Stephanie Ann Jones and Will McCallum. Photo by Jason Self
22 Madeline Mathews, from left, Hank Biddle and Courtney Blackburn at Preservation Houston's Pier & Beam #ThrowbackThursday Party November 2014
Madeline Mathews, from left, Hank Biddle and Courtney Blackburn. Photo by Jason Self
21 Lindsey Bowman, from left, Ronny Dwairy, and Diana Dao at Preservation Houston's Pier & Beam #ThrowbackThursday Party November 2014
Lindsey Bowman, from left, Ronny Dwairy, and Diana Dao. Photo by Jason Self
20 Laura Menges, from left, Dave Morris and Ryan Price at Preservation Houston's Pier & Beam #ThrowbackThursday Party November 2014
Laura Menges, from left, Dave Morris and Ryan Price. Photo by Jason Self
17 Julie Rosenberg, left, and Nicki Kana at Preservation Houston's Pier & Beam #ThrowbackThursday Party November 2014
Julie Rosenberg, left, and Nicki Kana. Photo by Jason Self
16 Jennifer and David Mire, from left, with Lauren Tennet at Preservation Houston's Pier & Beam #ThrowbackThursday Party November 2014
Jennifer and David Mire, from left, with Lauren Tennet. Photo by Jason Self
14 Jackie Lynch, from left, Neal Sarkar and Abby Noebels at Preservation Houston's Pier & Beam #ThrowbackThursday Party November 2014
Jackie Lynch, from left, Neal Sarkar and Abby Noebels. Photo by Jason Self
10 Diana Dao, left, and Lindsey Bowman at Preservation Houston's Pier & Beam #ThrowbackThursday Party November 2014
Diana Dao, left, and Lindsey Bowman. Photo by Jason Self
8 Daphne Laplante, left, and Sara Cain at Preservation Houston's Pier & Beam #ThrowbackThursday Party November 2014
Daphne Laplante, left, and Sara Cain. Photo by Jason Self
7 Brandon Walker, from left, with Garner and Kate Pagel at Preservation Houston's Pier & Beam #ThrowbackThursday Party November 2014
Brandon Walker, from left, with Garner and Kate Pagel. Photo by Jason Self
3 Anita Hollmann and George Cole at Preservation Houston's Pier & Beam #ThrowbackThursday Party November 2014
Anita Hollmann and George Cole. Photo by Jason Self
1 Alene and Travis Coggin, from left, with Austin Thomas at Preservation Houston's Pier & Beam #ThrowbackThursday Party November 2014
Alene and Travis Coggin, from left, with Austin Thomas. Photo by Jason Self
27 Mike Mahlstedt, from left, Jano Nixon Kelley and Kyle Dutton at Preservation Houston's Pier & Beam #ThrowbackThursday Party November 2014
2 Amir Mansouri and Narguess Arjomand at Preservation Houston's Pier & Beam #ThrowbackThursday Party November 2014
30 Sarah Foltz, from left, Katie Shipman, Daphne Laplante and Sara Cain at Preservation Houston's Pier & Beam #ThrowbackThursday Party November 2014
26 Matthew Rarey, from left, James Scofield, Lauren Tennet and Robert James Lynn III at Preservation Houston's Pier & Beam #ThrowbackThursday Party November 2014
29 Rebecca Schmidt and Mauricio Guzman at Preservation Houston's Pier & Beam #ThrowbackThursday Party November 2014
31 Stephanie Ann Jones and Will McCallum at Preservation Houston's Pier & Beam #ThrowbackThursday Party November 2014
22 Madeline Mathews, from left, Hank Biddle and Courtney Blackburn at Preservation Houston's Pier & Beam #ThrowbackThursday Party November 2014
21 Lindsey Bowman, from left, Ronny Dwairy, and Diana Dao at Preservation Houston's Pier & Beam #ThrowbackThursday Party November 2014
20 Laura Menges, from left, Dave Morris and Ryan Price at Preservation Houston's Pier & Beam #ThrowbackThursday Party November 2014
17 Julie Rosenberg, left, and Nicki Kana at Preservation Houston's Pier & Beam #ThrowbackThursday Party November 2014
16 Jennifer and David Mire, from left, with Lauren Tennet at Preservation Houston's Pier & Beam #ThrowbackThursday Party November 2014
14 Jackie Lynch, from left, Neal Sarkar and Abby Noebels at Preservation Houston's Pier & Beam #ThrowbackThursday Party November 2014
10 Diana Dao, left, and Lindsey Bowman at Preservation Houston's Pier & Beam #ThrowbackThursday Party November 2014
8 Daphne Laplante, left, and Sara Cain at Preservation Houston's Pier & Beam #ThrowbackThursday Party November 2014
7 Brandon Walker, from left, with Garner and Kate Pagel at Preservation Houston's Pier & Beam #ThrowbackThursday Party November 2014
3 Anita Hollmann and George Cole at Preservation Houston's Pier & Beam #ThrowbackThursday Party November 2014
1 Alene and Travis Coggin, from left, with Austin Thomas at Preservation Houston's Pier & Beam #ThrowbackThursday Party November 2014

What: Preservation Houston's Pier & Beam #throwbackthursday party.

Where: The lobby of the historic Esperson Building in downtown Houston.

The 411: The one year anniversary of this dedicated young professional group was reason enough for a lively celebration among the city's next generation of leadership with an affinity for Houston's growing preservation movement. Party chairs Mary Hammon Lee, Dave Morris, Nick Senkel and Claire Cormier-Thielke welcomed the young preservationists some 200 strong.

Several guests grooved on the #throwbackthursday theme by stepping out in retro threads while others carried books on historic Houston. And, yes, the conversation centered frequently on historic buildings in their various neighborhoods. Good eats from Elegant Events and Catering by Michael combined with libations from five vendors kept the partygoers fueled.

The event was a home run for Cameron Management which on this night showcased the beautifully restored building. Thank you Cameron Management president and owner Dougal Cameron and Cameron marketing director Jano Nixon Kelley.

Who: Preservation Houston's executive director Stephanie Ann Jones, VP of strategic planning Elizabeth Husseini and Pier & Beam members including Laura Menges, Austin Thomas, Mike Mahlstedt, Will McCallum, Abby Noebels, Julie and Ian Rosenberg, Neal Sarkar, Rebecca Schmidt and Claudia Solis.