Lucille Terry Preservation Award

The East Texas Historical Association and the Texas Forestry Museum co-sponsor the annual Lucille Terry Preservation Award named in honor of Mrs. Lucille Terry who was instrumental in the restoration of many historic homes and public buildings in Jefferson.

The award honors individuals and groups within the East Texas area for their contribution to the preservation of historic properties and structures at least fifty years old. The award consists of a bronze sculpture of an actual East Texas dogtrot cabin by artist Buck Cheavens of Diboll. It is approximately 12" long by 18" wide and 8" high. Since 1986, individuals and groups in Nacogdoches, Rusk, Anderson, Jefferson, Dallas, Navarro, Houston, Panola, and Gregg counties have received the award for restoration of schools, synagogues, trading posts, jails, banks, farm houses and mansions.

The selection committee votes each November and the award is presented the following February at the Spring Meeting of the East Texas Historical Association. If your nominee does not win, it is held for future consideration. Although historical significance and accuracy of preservation are part of the criteria, community involvement receives preferential consideration.

Most counties in East Texas have structures and Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks that qualify for the Terry Award. Please duplicate this form and pass the information on to interested persons in your area.

Terry Award Flyer

Requirements

Each nomination must include:

1. a completed application--download application here

2. a concise description (not to exceed three double-spaced pages) of the resource’s historical significance, the preservation project, and the project’s impact upon the community.

3. before project photographs (photocopies of newspaper clippings accepted)

4. photographs of completed project

PLEASE DO NOT BIND YOUR APPLICATION

DEADLINE: Nominations must be received no later than December 15 (unless a later date is posted on nomination form), for consideration of the following year's award.

NOTE: Nominations submitted in previous years need not be resubmitted.

 

Past Recipients of the Award

Year
Recipient
Location
1986
Nacogdoches, Texas
1987
Henderson, Texas
1988
Palestine, Texas
1989
Beaumont, Texas
1990
Nacogdoches, Texas
1991
Farmers Branch, Texas
1992
Corsicana, Texas
1993
Crockett, Texas
1994
Carthage, Texas
1995
Carrollton, Texas
1996
Longview, Texas
1997
Beaumont, Texas
1998
Galveston, Texas
1999
Beaumont, Texas
2000
Marshall, Texas
2001
Longview, Texas
2002
Beaumont, Texas
2003
Texarkana, Texas
2004
Bullard, Texas
2005
Sulphur Springs, Texas
2006
Clarksville, Texas
2007
Beaumont, Texas
2008
Tyler, Texas
2009

Lamar County Courthouse

Paris, Texas
2010
Jefferson, Texas
2011
Marshall, Texas
2012
San Augustine County Courthouse
San Augustine, Texas
2013
Bob Landon, Landon Winery
Greenville, Texas

Mrs. Lucille Terry, Charter Member and Preservationist

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