Ticket Giveaway: 2017 Preservation Achievement Awards on May 31

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The 18th annual Preservation Achievement Awards being presented at the iconic Statler, an icon of mid-20th-century design. Rendering courtesy of Preservation Dallas

After 16 years of vacancy and being listed on local, state, and national endangered lists, The Statler is one of Dallas’ biggest preservation success stories. It was recently recognized as such by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

So it’s totally appropriate that the 2017 Preservation Achievement Awards will be held here next week, with keynote speaker Stephanie Meeks, President and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This event is hosted by Preservation Dallas

If you haven’t already purchased your tickets for the May 31 event, CandysDirt.com is giving away two tickets to this sought-after affair. Read on to find out how you can win!

The 2017 Preservation Achievement Award recipients include:

  • Cupaioli House
  • Gables Residential State-Thomas Brownstones
  • Geotronics Building
  • Hamilton Park Pavilion
  • Highland Park Town Hall
  • Jefferson Tower
  • Lee Park WPA Roque Courts
  • Mayflower Building
  • Sidell House
  • Typo Campus – 600 North Tyler Street
  • Wheatland United Methodist Church

The awards ceremony will also include a tribute to Downtown Dallas Inc, as well as special recognition awards for contributions to preservation. Conley Group will receive the Craftsmanship Award, Dallas County Medical Society Alliance (Aldredge House) will receive the Stewardship Award, AIA Dallas will receive the Spirit of Preservation Award, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation will receive the Preservation Education Award.

The 2017 Preservation Achievement Awards begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, in The Statler, 1914 Commerce St. Reservations include valet parking, a sit-down dinner, and the awards ceremony. Tickets are $125 for members and $175 for the general public. General public reservations also include a Preservation Dallas membership. You can buy tickets by calling 214-821-3290 or clicking HERE

To enter to win our drawing for one pair of tickets to the 18th Annual Preservation Achievement Awards, you must comment below telling us your favorite historic building in Dallas and why it caught your interest. 

Only entries with valid email addresses will be considered. Comments must be left by noon on Wednesday, May 24, to be considered. The winner will be chosen through a random drawing and notified via email.

Good luck!



Leah Shafer

Leah Shafer is a content and social media specialist, as well as a Dallas native, who lives in Richardson with her family. In her sixth-grade yearbook, Leah listed "interior designer" as her future profession. Now she writes about them, as well as all things real estate, for CandysDirt.com.

Reader Interactions


  1. M Dailey says

    I’m an unapologetic advocate of Dallas City Hall. I like that Brutalist architecture is so striking and deviates from the norm.

  2. Mark Wilder says

    My favorite Building, of course, is the Statler—-For years I remember we had always driven by this building, and I was fascinated by the curved exterior—I wanted desperately to see what the interior looked like!
    Then I got my chance—-when I was 12 years old, my parents took me to Ed Cox’s Daughters coming out Ball, which was held in the Grand Ballroom! The theme was Neptune under the sea, and the entertainment was the Jackson 5!! I would love to see what it has been transformed into!
    Another reason—-I would love to take my best friend, Greg Nieberding, who owns the Cupaioli House to see the Statler, as we have always admired this building together!

  3. Rebecca says

    I’d have to say my favorite historic building(s) are in Fair Park. I’m not a fan of Art Deco in general, but the way the movement has been interpreted for a Texan ethos is so wonderfully quirky. And who doesn’t love the “Woofus”? https://www.loc.gov/item/2015630371/

  4. Richard N. says

    It’s a toss-up between the downtown Neiman Marcus building with its Mad Men-worthy green marble clad walls and its Poul Henningsen artichoke lamps, and the Majestic Theater. Because I saw Morrissey perform for the first time two years ago today at the Majestic, I’ll have to go with that as my final choice. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen such beautiful architectural details here in the South.

  5. Bridget Shippey says

    The Meadows Building because it’s one of the few buildings left in Dallas that’s from the mid-century/ 50’s time period. If you take a walk inside you’ll see the great finishes of terrazzo and original light fixtures and a cool ceiling design.

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