The 2017 Sally B. Wallace Preservation Awards, recognize outstanding projects and craftspeople involving the preservation, restoration, and enhancement of Galveston County’s historic buildings and neighborhoods. The annual award ceremony is named after the late Sally B. Wallace, one of the driving forces behind Galveston Island’s preservation movement and a pivotal figure in saving the antebellum Ashton Villa from demolition.
2017 Sally Wallace Preservation Awards
Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the 1859 Ashton Villa. Contact Jami Durham for more information at 409-765-3453. Nominations for the 2017 awards are due by Tuesday, August 15, 2017.
These awards recognize achievements in historic preservation by homeowners, organizations, and businesses. This historic preservation work is inspiriting to us individually and as communities” says Dwayne Jones, Executive Director of Galveston Historical Foundation. “It continues our connection to the past and allows us to retain irreplaceable historic buildings for the future.”
Galveston County projects completed after January 1, 2016 will be considered for the 2017 awards. A project can be nominated either by the property owner or by another individual or group, such as a neighborhood organization, building contractor or architect.
ABOUT SALLY B. WALLACE
The annual award ceremony is named after the late Sally B. Wallace, one of the driving forces behind Galveston Island’s preservation movement. In 1969, Wallace was elected President of GHF and was instrumental in the Foundation’s restoration of Ashton Villa. Among many other achievements, Wallace worked to establish the East End Historic District and was among the early advocates of bringing the ELISSA, now the official “Tall Ship of Texas,” to the city’s waterfront. Wallace also was the founder of Hendley Market, one of the first major businesses opened on the city’s historic Strand as the downtown restoration movement began.
“This historic preservation work is inspiriting to us individually and as communities. It continues our connection to the past and makes us retain irreplaceable historic buildings for the future. We look forward to awarding some of the best projects in our county submitted for these awards,” states Dwayne Jones, Executive Director of Galveston Historical Foundation.