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New Young Professionals group rises — and it plans to fight to save Houston's history

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1 Nicole Laurent Romano, from left, Claire Cormier Thielke and Ian Rosenberg at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party November 2013
Nicole Laurent Romano, from left, Claire Cormier Thielke and Ian Rosenberg at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party. Photo by Annie Triana
14 Dave Morris and Shadi Jam at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party November 2013
Dave Morris and Shadi Jam at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party. Photo by Annie Triana
12 Helen Bechtel, left, and Audrey Cochran at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party November 2013
Helen Bechtel, left, and Audrey Cochran at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party. Photo by Annie Triana
16 Hunter Summerford, from left, Carrie Carson and James Glassman at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party November 2013
Hunter Summerford, from left, Carrie Carson and James Glassman at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party. Photo by Annie Triana
13 Megan Coody, left, and Rivers Rice at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party November 2013
Megan Coody, left, and Rivers Rice at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party. Photo by Annie Triana
10 Josh Cincinnati, from left, and Kenny and Janae Tsai at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party November 2013
Josh Cincinnati, from left, and Kenny and Janae Tsai at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party. Photo by Annie Triana
15 Angela Cortez, left, and Helen Barron at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party November 2013
Angela Cortez, left, and Helen Barron at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party. Photo by Annie Triana
11 Ian Rosenberg, from left, Elizabeth Swift and  Claire Logsdon at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party November 2013
Ian Rosenberg, from left, Elizabeth Swift and Claire Logsdon at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party. Photo by Annie Triana
9 Aliza Wender, from left, Katherine Haneef and Delaney Harris-Finch at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party November 2013
Aliza Wender, from left, Katherine Haneef and Delaney Harris-Finch at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party. Photo by Annie Triana
7 Meredith Chavez, from left, Madyson Chavez and Cesar Giralt at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party November 2013
Meredith Chavez, from left, Madyson Chavez and Cesar Giralt at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party. Photo by Annie Triana
4 Claire Cormier Thielke, left, and Hasti Taghi at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party November 2013
Claire Cormier Thielke, left, and Hasti Taghi at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party. Photo by Annie Triana
6 Celeste Byrom, from left, Dave Morris and Ryan Price at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party November 2013
Celeste Byrom, from left, Dave Morris and Ryan Price at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party. Photo by Annie Triana
2 Jeff and Lauren Crone, from left, with Daniel Barron at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party November 2013
Jeff and Lauren Crone, from left, with Daniel Barron at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party. Photo by Annie Triana
3 Samantha Vacanti and Jason Cantu at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party November 2013
Samantha Vacanti and Jason Cantu at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party. Photo by Annie Triana
1 Nicole Laurent Romano, from left, Claire Cormier Thielke and Ian Rosenberg at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party November 2013
14 Dave Morris and Shadi Jam at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party November 2013
12 Helen Bechtel, left, and Audrey Cochran at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party November 2013
16 Hunter Summerford, from left, Carrie Carson and James Glassman at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party November 2013
13 Megan Coody, left, and Rivers Rice at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party November 2013
10 Josh Cincinnati, from left, and Kenny and Janae Tsai at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party November 2013
15 Angela Cortez, left, and Helen Barron at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party November 2013
11 Ian Rosenberg, from left, Elizabeth Swift and  Claire Logsdon at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party November 2013
9 Aliza Wender, from left, Katherine Haneef and Delaney Harris-Finch at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party November 2013
7 Meredith Chavez, from left, Madyson Chavez and Cesar Giralt at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party November 2013
4 Claire Cormier Thielke, left, and Hasti Taghi at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party November 2013
6 Celeste Byrom, from left, Dave Morris and Ryan Price at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party November 2013
2 Jeff and Lauren Crone, from left, with Daniel Barron at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party November 2013
3 Samantha Vacanti and Jason Cantu at the Preservation Houston Young Professionals party November 2013

What: Preservation Houston launch of Pier & Beam young professional group.

Where: At Mongoose versus Cobra, which won Preservation Houston’s 2013 Good Brick Award for excellence in historic preservation.

The 411: Claire Cormier Thielke and Dave Morris welcomed close to 100 next-generation preservationists at the kick-off where new members signed up for a range of volunteer opportunities, including identifying future landmarks and developing a guide to heritage restaurants and bars. 

Who: Those with a passion for H-Town's architecture, art and culture included Hasti Taghi, Kristy Bradshaw, Audrey Cochran, Mary Patton, Helen Bechtel, Divya and Chris Brown, Nicole Romano, Janae and Kenny Tsai, Julie Cruz and Ian Rosenberg, who rolled out the welcome mat at Mongoose versus Cobra.

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