Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to the three winners of Picturing Plano’s Past, the Conservancy’s historic photo contest: Josh Martin, Alan Daniel and Candace Fountoulakis.

We’d like to thank all who entered, as well as our two photo judges: Jennifer Shertzer of Plano Magazine and David Downs of David Downs Photography.

Here are the winners:

Historic Buildings

The Plano National Bank and I.O.O.F. Lodge Building on a sunny Friday afternoon.

Captured by Josh Martin. Josh is a Texas native who has lived in Plano for four years with his wife, Cabi, and his children Logan and Aria. He works in recruitment marketing for Texas-based Baylor Scott & White and holds a special fascination with Texas history. 

Historic Homes

The Carpenter House on East 16th Street in Plano.  This home, built in 1898, is a beautiful reminder of how the Victorian style remains as classic today as it was over a hundred years ago. Photo taken on May 23, 2020 by Alan Daniel.

Alan grew up on a West Texas farm and moved to Plano in 1984.  A member of the Plano Photography Club, his interests include photography of all kinds and his grandchildren.  Alan has seen many changes in Plano but doesn’t have to look too far to see a farm or historical home still preserved in our fast-growing city.

Historic Cemeteries

Thomas Finley, a veteran of the War of 1812, is buried in Young Cemetery. The General Society of the War of 1812 placed a special marker on Finley’s grave in November 2010. Pictured: As part of the ceremony, a representative of the Society carried an American flag as it appeared in 1812. 

Photo was taken by Candace Fountoulakis, who moved to Plano from Houston in 1988 with husband Mike and has become well known for her efforts in historic preservation. She serves on the board of the Young Family Cemetery Association and has been actively involved in the restoration efforts for other historic cemeteries in and around Plano. Candace enjoys researching people, events and even old trees as well as designing wayside signs about our shared past.  

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