500 Fannin Street (photo by John C. Lindy)
Preservation Houston has presented more than 200 Good Brick Awards for excellence in historic preservation over the past 35 years — and now, for the first time, we’re offering you a first-hand look at some of the Good Brick-winning projects.
A selection of current and recent Good Brick-winning projects will be open to the public from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4, 2014. Trained docents, architects, contractors and property owners will be on hand to tell the stories behind the restorations of projects including an Art Deco gem downtown, a Victorian home in the Heights and a log cabin on Houston’s west side.
Good Brick Tour tickets are available for $25 online through Thursday, May 1; they’ll also be sold at selected tour locations (marked with asterisks below) for $30. A ticket gives an individual access to all the tour sites on both tour dates — you can come and go as you please. We’re also offering a $50 Patron ticket that includes admission to a special kickoff party at one of our 2014 Good Brick-winning buildings the evening of Friday, May 2. (If you or your company are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please download a sponsorship packet.)
Tickets will be sold for $30 on both tour dates at locations marked with asterisks below.
The 2014 Good Brick Tour locations are:
* Edith L. Moore Log Cabin, 440 Wilchester Boulevard (photo courtesy of Kerry Goelzer)
The restoration of the Edith L. Moore Log Cabin preserved a unique structure as the visitor center for the Edith L. Moore Sanctuary. The log cabin is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark.
* Burnett House, 219 West 11th Street (photo courtesy of Sandra P. Ray)
The sympathetic addition to this late Victorian home (1904) expanded the house without detracting from its historic character. This house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
* Meacham-Faraguna Residence, 3008 Morrison Street (photo courtesy of Trey Hunter)
A sympathetic addition to this bungalow (1907) maintains the home’s historic character while creating additional living space.
* Cook Paint & Varnish Company Building, 2500 Summer Street (photo courtesy of Anne Marie D'Arcy Photography)
The rehabilitation of the Cook Paint & Varnish Co. Building is providing office and studio space and an entertainment venue in a historic industrial building. This building is a designated City of Houston Landmark.
* Four Square Design Studio, 1810 Summer Street (photo courtesy of Miro Dvorscak)
The restoration of this First Ward Victorian cottage involved returning the exterior of the house to its original appearance while creating modern office space inside. The building is a designated City of Houston Protected Landmark.
Bethel Park, 800 Andrews Street (photo by Jim Parsons)
Bethel Park preserves and interprets the surviving elements of historic Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, a landmark in Houston’s African-American community. Please note that parking will not be available at Bethel Park. A complimentary shuttle will be provided for tourgoers from Trinity Episcopal Church.
* Wilson Stationery & Printing Company Building, 500 Fannin Street (photo courtesy of Ziegler Cooper Architects)
The restoration of this severely deteriorated 1932 building involved recreating original steel-framed windows, rebuilding the sidewalk awning and restoring the original light green paint scheme on the exterior.
* Trinity Episcopal Church, 1015 Holman Avenue (photo by Jim Parsons)
Trinity has won four Good Brick Awards for the preservation of and additions to its 1919 building in Midtown. The congregation earned its most recent Good Brick this year for the restoration of the historic stained glass windows in its sanctuary.
NuSmile Building, 3315 West 12th Street (photo courtesy of Bao Loi)
The renovation and sympathetic addition to this mid-century modern commercial building provided a viable business location in a building that could have easily been lost to demolition. This building is a designated City of Houston Landmark.
3315 West 12th Street will be the location of the Good Brick Tour kickoff party, open to Patron ticketholders.
Reserve your tickets for the 2014 Good Brick Tour online now:
Thanks to our tour sponsors
Barbara & Gerald D. Hines
Houston Design Resources
Jane Page Design Group
Memorial City Bank
William W. Stubbs & Associates
Christy & Lou Cushman
EDI Building Consultants
Four Square Design Studio
Lucas Craftsmanship Inc.
Newberry Campa Architects