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Awards honor local preservation efforts

Friday, September 7, 2018 by Katy McElroy

Preservation Austin has announced the recipients of its 2018 Merit Awards. The group has been giving the awards since 1960 to those dedicated to preserving Austin’s architectural, cultural, and environmental heritage. This year boasts the largest crop of award-winners Preservation Austin has seen, with 18 recipients. It includes a wide range of structures and buildings, such as the Oakwood Cemetery Chapel, the O. Henry Hall, small and large houses, the “For La Raza” mural in East Austin, and more. In addition, Forklift Danceworks received special recognition for its “My Park, My Pool, My City” performance series, and local historian Phoebe Allen received a Lifetime Achievement Award. Find the full list here. The awards will be presented at a celebration at the Driskill Hotel on Friday, Oct. 19.

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