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Here are the winners of Preservation Austin’s 2016 Merit Awards

A mix of styles, histories, and spaces

Grand two-story stone mansion with columns on two sides
Neill-Cochran House Museum
Bill McCullough

Preservation Austin, a local nonprofit dedicated to "saving the good stuff," as they say (think of it as a hipped up Heritage Society, which it actually is), has announced the winners of its 56th Annual Preservation Merit Awards. While there are no huge surprises, there is a range of styles and eras in the mix, and all the recipients (listed below) are noteworthy.

500 Chicon (1923)—East Cesar Chavez, Recipient: Texas Society of Architects Preservation Award for Sustainability

Two-story house with contemporary ground floor and back room with older house as second story
Highland Avenue Bungalow
Whit Preston courtesy of Preservation Austin

↑ Highland Avenue Bungalow (1918)—Old West Austin, Recipient: Nick and Kathleen Deaver Preservation Award for Contemporary Addition to an Historic Building

split-level midcentury house on hill with trees in foreground
Dr. Donald and Parjorie Pohl House
Trey McWhorter/Mid Tex Mod courtesy of Preservation Austin

↑ Dr. Donald and Marjorie Pohl House (1955)—Highland Park West/Balcones, Recipient: Trisha and Douglas Shepard Preservation Award for Rehabilitation

small light brown brick 1930s commercial building with red doors and trim and a contemporary metal industrial patio overhang in front
North Electric Substation at Sparky Pocket Park
Courtesy of Austin Parks and Recreation department

↑ North Electric Substation at Sparky Pocket Park (1930)—North University City of Austin Parks & Recreation Department Preservation Award for Rehabilitation

Stone 1857 building with cupola
Arno Nowotny Building

↑ Arno Nowotny Building (1857)—University of Texas "Little Campus" Recipient: University of Texas at Austin Preservation Award for Restoration

Oakwood Cemetery
Larry D. Moore/Wikimedia Commons

↑ Cemetery Master Plan and Oakwood Annex Ladies Restroom—City of Austin Parks & Recreation Department Special Recognition for Outstanding Planning + Preservation of Cultural Landscape

Lion statue with golf course in background
Lions Municipal Golf Course

↑ Save MUNY—Special Recognition for Outstanding Public Service: Lions Municipal Golf Course National Register Listing

Courtesy of Preservation Austin

↑ Jill and Steven Wilkinson—Special Recognition for Outstanding Public Service: Neighborhood Preservation in Aldridge Place and Heritage Neighborhoods

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Neill-Cochran House Museum (1855-1856)—West Campus Recipient: National Society of the Colonial Dames of America Preservation Award for Restoration