Guests in attendance of this historic event were welcomed in to the tune of sounds from the Miss Jubilee band, a local 1920s St. Louis musical act. A wide array of gourmet foods and beverages were stationed for guests to enjoy. The event took place at the Boo Cat Club in the DeBaliviere neighborhood. The event was inspired by the Landmarks Association, which has been committed to the idea that historically and architecturally significant buildings are unique assets that have the capacity to contribute in meaningful ways to the prosperity of the St. Louis community. Started in 2009, the H. Meade Summers, Jr. Award was named in honor of its first recipient H. Meade Summers, Jr. a name synonymous with historic preservation in Missouri. He led the formation and founding of many of the state’s major preservation organizations and spearheaded the rehabilitation of some of the state’s most prominent landmarks. This year’s recipients, Nancy and Ken Kranzberg, were awarded for their passion for the arts and their love of St. Louis which has resulted in immeasurable contributions to the cultural landscape the local community. Through their leadership and creative philanthropy, the Kranzbergs have made St. Louis a more vital, sustainable, artistic, and interesting city. For more information about the event and organization visit