What a great celebration in Fayetteville, Texas! Maryann and Clovis Heimsath were the Grand Marshals of the annual Lickskillet Day parade. The town honored them as winners of Preservation Texas' prestigious award in recognition for life-time efforts in support of historic preservation. The Clara Driscoll Award, named for the preservationist who saved the Alamo, was conferred on Clovis and Maryann this summer for achievements in historic preservation.
The couple were early advocates for the restoration and preservation of historic Texas structures. Their breakthrough publication, Pioneer Texas Buildings, published in the 1960's, inspired a generation of preservationists in Texas and the Southwest. The family's work as advocates for Houston's inner city was acknowledged. Clovis and Maryann's love for Fayetteville, Texas, and their many decades as proprietors of the Country Place Hotel continue to set high standards for the preservation of communities and landmarks.