restore & conserve
Visualization, Foresight and Detail
It was in McKinney that her talent for the restoration of historic houses was recognized, where she was influential in plans for the renovation of important heritage sites in the Chestnut Square area, and in inaugurating the idea of the annual holiday season tour of historic McKinney houses. In total, she restored nine historic homes and buildings in Texas and New Mexico, including the house and studio of artist Andrew Dasburg in Taos, New Mexico. She brought to architectural design the same skills of visualization and attention to detail that are so striking in her paintings.