Heritage, Volume 10, Number 1, Winter 1992 Page: 16
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A view of the 1840s vintage two-story log home, the first building restored in Henkel Square near Round Top by Charles and Faith Bybee.
to preserve such a piece of Texas history for
the public. I have never thought of recognition
or profit, and I have never sought
publicity for myself."
Recognition of Faith Bybee's contributions
in the fields of American decorative
art and historic preservation has come,
however. For instance, The Dallas Museum
of Art is in proud possession of the
Faith P. and Charles L. Bybee Collection of
American Furniture, and many of her pieces
of Texas furniture were chosen by the
Boston Museum of Fine Arts for its exhibition
"Frontier America: The Far West,"
which toured the United States and several
museums in Europe for two years. The very
first award received by Faith Bybee was in
the 1960s when her interest in historic
preservation was acknowledged and honored
by former President Lyndon Johnson
and Lady Bird Johnson, with an award and
reception at the White House. In 1990, the
Greater Houston Preservation Alliance
presented Mrs. Bybee with an award
thanking her for "conservation of historic
resources, for commitment to preservation
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The stenciled front room of the Schulman II House at Henkel Square, restored by Faith and Charles Bybee,
in Round Top is pictured above. The original stencilling covers every wall of the bedroom, giving the
appearance of wallpaper. The Bybees began their Henkel Square restoration project in Round Top (Fayette
County) in the early 1960s.
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