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AUSTIN, Texas (October 19, 2021) – For our 61st Annual Preservation Merit Awards, Preservation Austin is delighted to once again recognize ambitious and innovative approaches to preserving the city’s historic places. Our fourteen recipients embody a vision for preservation rooted in a shared sense of community and civic pride, from institutions investing in treasured historic places to grassroots neighborhood advocacy and community-centric educational programming.
Established in 1960, this juried program celebrates the hard work and visionary approaches of those preserving Austin’s architectural, cultural, and environmental heritage. “Our 2021 awards illustrate Austin’s diversity in so many ways,” says Lindsey Derrington, Preservation Austin’s Executive Director. “Projects draw from more than 100 years of history, across distinct architectural styles and building types. They honor multi-generational advocates celebrating heritage in all parts of the city, demonstrating the strength and depth of Austin’s preservation movement.”
From the Enfield Condo development showing how preservation and density can go hand in hand, to the meticulously restored 1841 French Legation, these projects put the possibilities of preservation on full display. The Special Recognition Awards honors the likes of ATX Barrio Archive and the Rogers-Washington-Holy Cross Neighborhood Association for their incredible public service and advocacy accomplishments.
Preservation Austin brings together professionals from the preservation, design, and nonprofit worlds to serve on its jury each year and to select exemplary projects with community impact. The 2021 Preservation Merits Awards Jury included:
Recipients will be honored at our Preservation Merit Awards Celebration at Waterloo Greenway Conservancy’s historic Symphony Square on Thursday, December 2 from 6 pm to 8 pm. This cocktail reception is one of Preservation Austin’s largest fundraisers and helps sustain the nonprofit’s advocacy and educational programming.
Sponsorships for this event are available at preservationaustin.org. Individual tickets will be available for purchase on November 1.
Austin-based real estate development and construction firm Journeyman Group, announced today it will start taking applications to help local families who are suffering financial hardships during the pandemic.
“Our hope with this program is that we can help families who may need immediate assistance to put food on the table and purchase other basic necessities,” said Sam Kumar, Journeyman Group President. “We’re able to make this substantial donation because we’ve been blessed to build new homes for thousands of people in and around Austin. We want to support our community during this really challenging time.”
Up to 2,000 families will each receive a $150 check from Journeyman Group’s $300,000 fund.
“We are confident that brighter times are ahead for the Austin-metro citizens. Once the recipients of these funds are financially able, our hope is they will pay it forward with a donation to our friends at Lifeworks and Foundation Communities, so we may continue as a community to help those in need,” Kumar continued.
For more information on how to apply, visit www.JourneymanVirusRelief.com. All information submitted in the email application will remain confidential.
Journeyman Group continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and adjust company policies and procedures to meet CDC and local governmental recommendations and guidelines. Additional COVID-19 preventative measures include:
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