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

Steven Stuckey
"Alternative Weather Stripping for Historic Window Sash at Mount Vernon, Virginia"
Vol. 49, No. 1, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


  • 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

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

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

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

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"

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


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


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"