The recent renovation in Galveston of an 1891 cottage called the Green Revival House, a project funded by the Galveston Historical Foundation, is among the winners of 2011 Preservation Texas Honor Awards. In addition, the Green Revival House has achieved LEED for Homes Platinum certification, a first for a small and historic residence.
The Galveston Historical Foundation is duly proud of the achievements.
The project, profiled in the Jan/Feb edition, successfully rescued and rehabilitated the 1,000-sf cottage that sustained severe damage during Hurricane Ike in 2008. Following local historical preservation guidelines, volunteers from Houston and Galveston completed the work last year through a partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Among the local design professionals assisting the effort were Greg Lewis, AIA, and Chula Ross Sanchez, Assoc. AIA.