Swamp Wood
This Old House
July/August 1997

Throughout 40+ years in business, Leeds Clark, Inc. has been presented several prestigious awards and featured in various publications from numerous preservation organizations and agencies for its efforts in promoting and executing historic preservation and restoration efforts nationwide.

Below are some memorable awards given for Leeds Clark Inc.'s preservation and restoration efforts:

1997 Award of Excellence

In Historic Architecture
(Craftsmanship)
Texas Historical Commission

Leeds Clark Inc. received the Craft Award at the Third Annual Preservation Dallas Achievement Awards in 2002. The award was given for Leeds Clark's historic window and door preservation and restoration work on several historic landmark buildings including the following:

Dallas County Courthouse
Texas School Book Depository
Women's Building @ The State Fair
The Goodyear Building

Leeds Clark Inc. was honored at the annual ('97) Texas Historic Preservation Conference in Austin, TX with the Award of Excellence in Historic Architecture for Craftsmanship. This award was given for the firm's work on the Hill County Courthouse Phase I. Leeds Clark replaced the 172 exterior wooden windows, the bell tower louvers, and entry transoms on the Courthouse following the devastating fire of January 1, 1993. The nomination for the award centered on the craftsmanship demonstrated in the replication of the windows and the extra effort extended by Tom Clark to make sure the windows were historically accurate.

Preserving Historic Courthouses
Traditional Building
July/August 1999

A Facelift for Main Street
The Journal of Light Construction
December 1989

Awards & Publications

1991 Award of Excellence

In Historic Architecture
(Craftsmanship)
Texas Historical Commission

2007 Certificate of Appreciation
Texas Courthouse Stewardship Workshop
Texas Historical Commission

2002 Craftsmanship Award

Preservation Achievement Awards
Preservation Dallas

Below are some memorable publications and articles that Leeds Clark, Inc. was featured in for its preservation and restoration efforts:

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Leeds Clark Inc. was honored at the annual ('91) Texas Historic Preservation Conference in Austin, TX with the Award of Excellence in Historic Architecture for Craftsmanship. The award recognized Tom Clark for significant contributions to the preservation of Texas' architectural heritage for numerous projects across the state.
Noted projects for this award included:

The Pope Building - Weatherford, TX
The Kyle Hotel Building - Temple, TX
Booker T. Washington Arts Magnet School - Dallas, TX
Communications Building at State Faif Of Texas - Dallas, TX

1987 Certificate of Appreciation
Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico
New Mexico Main Street

Main Street Smarts
Traditional Building
July/August 1999

Leeds Clark Inc. was presented a Certificate of Appreciation from the Texas Historical Commission and the Texas Land Title Association for Tom Clark's participation in the 2007 Texas Courthouse Stewardship Workshop in Austin, TX. Mr. Clark was asked to present on historic window issues that arise due to the age of many of the historic courthouses in Texas. Mr. Clark covered the importance of a window survey to determine a restoration plan, specifications, and budget. Correct methodology for a window preservation effort was also covered by Mr. Clark, along with choosing qualified contractors, meeting deadlines, and establishing a realistic maintenance plan.

Leeds Clark Inc. was presented a Certificate of Appreciation from the Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico in 1987. The award recognized Tom Clark for his words and deeds in support of the New Mexico Main Street Program. Tom Clark lead several historic window and door workshops with various New Mexico preservation officials throughout the State. These workshops centered around the typical maintenance of historic wood windows and doors. Tom Clark also discussed proper restoration techniques and products for historic windows and doors.