Anne de Fort-Menares Award

The Anne de Fort-Menares Award recognizes the article that best demonstrates excellence in the application of historical research to preservation practice published in the APT Bulletin during the year in which the award is conferred. First presented in 1997, this award was named in honor of the late Anne de Fort-Menares to recognize her many contributions to APT and her dedication to historical research.

Anne de Fort-Menares Award Recipients

2017
Mike Jackson
"Modernism on Main Street: the Dilemma of the Half-modern Building"
Vol. 48, No. 2-3, 2017

2016
Susan Herrington
"Restoring a Modern Landscape in the Anthropocene: Cornelia Hahn Oberlander"
Vol. 47, No. 2-3

2015
Lizzie Olson and Derek Trelstad
"Stabilization Masonry with History and High-Tech"
Vol. 46, No. 2-3

2014
Conrad Paulson
"Modern Strength Assessment of Historical Structural Metals"
Vol. 44, No. 4

2013
Greg Donofrio and Meghan Elliot
“Understanding the “World’s Largest” All-Reinforced Concrete Office Building”
Vol. 44, No. 2-3

2012
Co-winners:
Thomas E. Boothby, M. Kevin Parfitt, and Mark Ketchum
“Milo S. Ketchum and Thin-Shell Concrete Structures in Colorado”
Vol. 43, No. 1

Lori Aument and John Wathne
“Cast-Iron-Plate Lighthouses and the Sakonnet Lighthouse Restoration”
Vol. 43, No. 2-3

2011

Beatriz del Cueto
“The Development of Hydraulic Mortars, Cement and Concrete in Puerto Rico”
Vol. 42, No. 1

2010
Mary Jablonski
“Cast Pyrex Glass Block: Illuminating Its History and Conservation Issues”
Vol. 41, No. 2/3

2009
Fatemeh Mehdizadeh Saradj
"Using Natural Resources for Ventilation: The Application of Badgirs in Preservation"
Vol. 39, No. 4, 2008

2008
Frank S. Welsh
"Identification of 1850s Brown Zinc Paint Made with Franklinite and Zincite at the U.S. Capitol"
Vol 39, No. 1 2008

2007
Frank S. Welsh
"Paint, Caen Stone, and Acoustical Plaster at the Public Library in Mobile, Alabama"
Vol 38, No.1 2007

2006
David Gregory Cornelius
"Cement and Concrete, Creativity & Community, and Charles E. Peterson"
Vol. 37, No.1

2005
Thomas E. Boothby, M. Kevin Parfitt, and Charlene K Roise
"Case Studies in Diagnosis and Repair of Historic Thin-Shell Concrete Structures"
Vol. 36, No.2/3

Honorable Mention:

  • Carolyn L. Searls, Joshua M. Marrow, and Ronald W. Mayes
    "A Mausoleum on Shakey Ground: de la Montanya Mausoleum, Cypress Lawn, Colma, California"
    Vol. 36, No. 2/3
  • Eric DeLony
    "The Value of Old Bridges"
    Vol. 35, No.4
2004

Co-winners:

  • Robert Self
    "Restoration of Door Hardware at Monticello: Unlocking Some Mysteries"
    Vol. 35, No.2/3
  • Miloš Drdácký, Vít Mlázovský, and Petr Ružicka
    "Historic Carpentry in Europe - Discoveries and Potential"
    Vol. 35, No.2/3

Honorable Mention:

  • Sara E. Wermiel
    "Heavy Timber Framing in Late-Nineteenth-Century Commercial and Industrial Buildings"
    Vol. 35, No.1
2003

Marita Jonsson and E. Blaine Cliver
"Coloring Historic Stucco: The Revival of a Past Technique in San Juan, Puerto Rico"
Vol. 33, No. 4


2002
Neal Hitch, Cheryl Lugg
"Wallpaper Documentation and Reproduction at Adena: The Worthington Estate"
Vol. 33, No. 2-3

Honorable Mention:

  • Donald Friedman
    "Anchoring Systems for Architectural Terra Cotta in Curtain Wall Construction"
    Vol. 32, No. 4
2001

David Fixler
"The Renovation of Baker House: Modernism, Materiality, and the Factor of Intent in Preservation"
Vol. 32, No. 2-3

Honorable Mention:

  • Michael Martin
    "Endangered Landscapes: Residential Alley Transformations"
    Vol. 31, No. 4
2000

Richard Pounds, Daniel Raichel, and Martin Weaver
"The Unseen World of Guastavino Acoustical Tile Construction: History, Development, Production"

Honorable Mention:

  • Susan R. Stein and John B. Rudder
    "Lighting Jefferson's Monticello: Considering the Past, Present and Future"
1999

Pamela H. Simpson
"Comfortable, Durable and Decorative: Linoleum's Rise and Fall from Grace"

1998

Susan MacDonald
"Authenticity is More Than Skin Deep: Britain's Postwar Concrete Architecture"

1997

John G. Waite, Clay S. Palazzo, and Chelle M. Jenkins
"Watching the Evidence: An HSR to Guide the Preservation of George Washington's Mount Vernon"