Award-Winning Preservation: Decisive Action Saves Galveston's Distinctive Character

Posted on: March 1st, 2011 by National Trust for Historic Preservation 1 Comment

Each year, the National Trust for Historic Preservation celebrates the best of preservation by presenting National Preservation Awards to individuals and organizations whose contributions demonstrate excellence in historic preservation. This is the latest in a series of posts highlighting 2010′s winners.

Hon. Lyda Ann Thomas, Galveston, Texas
Award Type: Peter H. Brink Award for Individual Achievement in Historic Preservation

After Hurricane Ike slammed into Galveston in September of 2008, then-Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas took decisive actions to preserve her city’s irreplaceable heritage, including reserving substantial recovery funds to restore distinctive cast-iron facades.

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  1. Timothy Nick Knight

    March 1, 2011

    Better be glad the people helping were not like Texas’s Bush, or you might as well just torch the town.