Bank building renovation named finalist in Texas Downtown Awards Program


Austin (September 15, 2015) – Stephenville’s First National Bank building was named a Best Renovation/Rehabilitation finalist of the 2015 Texas Downtown Association (TDA) President’s Awards Program. 

Since 1998, the Awards Program has recognized more than 150 projects, events and people that make a difference in Texas downtowns.  The categories are divided based on populations of over and under 50,000 inhabitants. 

The Best Renovation/Rehabilitation category recognizes excellence in rehabilitation of the interior or exterior of an existing building.  The other finalists in this category & population group are:  The Radiant Lily of Plainview and City Hall/1914 Post Office of Sulphur Springs.


Judging for the awards took place on Friday, September 11, in Austin.  The distinguished jury panel included the following representatives:  Darren Drewitz, Mind Ecology; Chet Garner, The Daytripper; Becky Kauffman, Historic Waxahachie, Inc.; Emily Little, Clayton & Little Architects; and Kate Singleton, Preservation Austin.  Winners will be announced on November 5 at the President’s Awards Luncheon held in conjunction with the 2015 Texas Downtown Development and Revitalization Conference in Waxahachie. 

The Texas Downtown Association, established in 1985, is an independent, statewide nonprofit organization comprised of over 450 members involved in downtown and commercial district revitalization projects.  TDA provides resources to members through networking opportunities, marketing, education and advocacy to achieve community goals.  To learn more, visit


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