2016 Texas Media Award

Restore (Documentary)

Produced, directed and filmed by Mark Birnbaum


This award recognizes outstanding media coverage of historic preservation issues, projects and local history

Restore is a short film that examines three North Texas restoration projects: The Old Dallas Municipal Building, a Beaux Arts beauty which will become the UNT Law School; the 169 year old Sharrock Log Cabin, thought to be the oldest standing structure in Dallas County; and Lady Justice, an 11 ft. tall copper statue being restored after a long absence to her rightful place atop the Navarro County Courthouse. The film offers a broad, behind-the-scenes look at historic restoration and the obsession with old buildings shared among craftsmen, curators, engineers and architects.