It was an honor to attend the Historic Fort Worth Preservation Awards last Thursday night at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.

Nominations were evaluated based on the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. Criteria include: sensitivity to the historic integrity of the property and its historic features, craftsmanship, and impact of the project on the preservation of Fort Worth’s historic fabric.

Bennett Benner Partners and Fort Construction received two awards on the night.  The building known as the Crown Machine & Tool Company on Lancaster Avenue was honored, as was the Starr Conspiracy Headquarters on Main Street.

Both buildings were updated while honoring and preserving their historic value.  Each represents a beautiful mix of historic and modern elements that compliment each other.  We extend our congratulations to the owners of these buildings – who chose to update rather than tear down.

If you’d like more information, please visit www.historicfortworth.org

L to R: Mark Wolfe (Exec Dir, Texas Historical Commission), Ryan McGuire (Bennett Benner Partners), Megan Crase (Bennett Benner Partners), Ken Evans (Partner, Fort Construction)

L to R: Mark Wolfe (Exec Dir, Texas Historical Commission), Ryan McGuire (Bennett Benner Partners), Megan Crase (Bennett Benner Partners), Ken Evans (Partner, Fort Construction)