Houston recipient of the 2009
Society of Architectural Historians Downing Award
Cinema Houston is
the recipient of the 2009 Antoinette Forrester Downing
Award, presented by the Society of Architectural Historians.
The award was presented during its 62nd annual meeting
in Pasadena California in the first week of April,
2009. The award was established for excellence in
a published work devoted to historical topics in preservation.
Named for Antoinette Forrester Downing, the award
honors her scholarship and recognition of the value
of local inventories and surveys.
The Society of Architectural
Historians website is www.sah.org.
Houston wins the 2008
Friends of the Texas Room Julia Ideson Award
On October 27, 2008,
the Friends of the Texas Room awarded David Welling
with the Julia Ideson Award for the book, Cinema
Houston. The Julia Ideson Award recognizes
projects that contribute to local and Texas history
and culture which were completed using the resources
of the Houston Public Librarys Texas Room/Houston
Metropolitan Research Center. Of special significance
is the fact that this is the inauguration year for
the award, making Cinema Houston the
first winner of what is to be an esteemed roster of
The award is named in honor of Houstons first
City Librarian Julia Ideson, and will be presented
each October by the Friends of the Texas Room.