Texan Theater Recognized

The Texan Theatre (1934) had been shuttered for many years until it was purchased and restored as a dinner theatre by a private citizen. Time rolls back to 1937 as antique automobiles belonging to members of the Greenville Antique Auto Club tour the Texan. Image by Jim Satterwhite.

AUSTIN, TEXAS —- Preservation Texas has announced nineteen historic restoration and rehabilitation projects that will be recognized at its 2017 Honor Awards Ceremony and Reception in Waco, Texas on February 27, 2017. The 2017 Honor Awards recognize successful efforts to save irreplaceable and authentic endangered historic places in Texas.

“We’re proud to recognize projects as diverse as small houses from the mid-1800s in central Texas to a landmark twentieth century hotel in Dallas,” said Preservation Texas President W. Dwayne Jones of Galveston. “Ten of the Honor Awards will recognize sites that were previously included on our Most Endangered Places list. All of them have been saved through the tireless efforts of visionary Texans who understand the value of protecting historic places.”

The 2017 Honor Awards will be presented during a ceremony at the magnificent Grand Lodge of Texas (1949) in Waco, and will be followed by a reception. The event kicks off the 2017 Preservation Texas Summit, and both the Honor Awards and the Summit are open to the public. Tickets may be purchased through Preservation Texas.

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