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Carrollton Public Works Receives TPWA Award for Museum Project

Post Date:02/21/2018 6:31 PM

Carrollton Public Works partnered with the Parks and Recreation Department in the fall of 2017 to replace the sidewalks at the A.W. Perry Homestead Museum (1509 N. Perry Road).TPWA Award for AW Perry Pavers

Public Works received the 2018 In-House Project of the Year Award from the Texas Public Works Association (TPWA) for historical restoration and preservation, which includes the historical restoration, preservation, and adaptive use of existing buildings, structures or facilities.

“The partnership between Public Works and Parks and Recreation was an excellent opportunity to improve access to and the appearance of this important historic structure,” said Public Works Director John Crawford. “We are proud of this collaborative project and the award achieved by working together better, faster, and friendlier, which is what we internally call The Carrollton Difference.”

The brick pavers make the pathway more suitable to the original home’s time period and widen the pathway to accommodate additional visitors. The new walkways also enhance the visitor’s experience and blend with the historical setting.

TPWA Kim Bybee InsetKim Bybee, Carrollton’s Interim Public Works Manager, accepted the award on Friday, February 9 at the Texas Annual Public Workshop in Montgomery, Texas.

A.W. and Sarah (Huffman) Perry were pioneer homesteaders of Peters Colony who came to Carrollton in the year 1844 from Carrollton, Illinois. They claimed 640 acres and built a house on the farmland in 1857. The structure that is now the Museum was restored in 1976 for the U.S. bicentennial.

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