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Office of Historic Preservation
Phone: (210) 215-9274
Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) protects the historical, cultural,
architectural, and archaeological resources that make
San Antonio unique.
Our office promotes preservation through the creation of local
historic districts and local individual landmarks.
Along with the Historic and Design Review Commission (HDRC), the
OHP oversees a design review process for exterior alterations to
historic landmarks and districts, properties within the RIO districts
properties, and public art to ensure that modifications and changes are
appropriate for historic resources.
We coordinate with other City departments to comply with required
environmental review processes to protect historic resources.
The OHP is also committed to historic preservation
outreach and education. We have
Academy to host lectures, workshops, and
events promoting historic preservation to the community.
We have offered Window Restoration Workshops, a Homeowner’s Fair,
and many other activities to share information about caring for historic
Our offices are located at the Development and
Center at 1901
Explore our website to find out more about who we are and what we
May is Preservation Month, sponsored by the National Trust
for Historic Preservation! This year's theme is
New Age of Preservation: Embark, Inspire, Engage. The
Office of Historic Preservation has a full month of events to highlight
and encourage preservation throughout May. Click on the link
below for our calendar of events. Join us as we
embark, inspire, and engage in historic preservation initiatives in San
Preservation Month Calendar of Events
Preservation Month Flyer - share your photos and
stories with us!
Preservation Month Page - for more details on all
of our events!
San Antonio Missions have been nominated as a World Heritage Site.
In order to protect these important community treasures, the City of San
Antonio Office of Historic Preservation hosted a public kickoff meeting
to discuss four proposed Mission Protection Overlay zoning
districts. Follow the link below to view the presentation that was given
at the kickoff meeting.
The proposed overlay districts would regulate
building height within a 1,500-foot buffer area of Mission Concepcion,
Mission San Jose, Mission San Juan, and Mission Espada. Protecting the
scenic quality of these sites is imperative to the success of the
nomination. The proposed restrictions would address
future multi-story buildings, structures and objects; single-story
projects will not be impacted.
For more information, please contact Cory
Edwards, Planner at (210) 207-1496 or
Mission Protection Overlay Districts Presentation
(Students Together Achieving Revitalization) is a
partnership between the Office of Historic Preservation, the UTSA
College of Architecture, San Antonio College, the Historic Preservation
Association (HPA), and local contractors to provide minor exterior home
repairs and maintenance to homeowners within local historic districts.
Graduate and undergraduate architecture students assist property owners
with repairs to windows and screens, siding, and porches, as well as
provide general yard maintenance and exterior painting. This is a free
service provided to eligible property owners.
The most recent S.T.A.R. project took place in the
Dignowity Hill Historic District during the
weekends of March 29-30 and April 5-6, 2014. Click on the link
below for "before" and "after" pictures of the properties that received
assistance. Thank you to all of our sponsors, donors, volunteers, and
students for making a difference in the Dignowity Hill Historic
in Dignowity Hill - Spring 2014
us preserve San Antonio's history! You can volunteer to
become a tour guide, help us with historic surveys, or
participate in many fun community events. There is also
the opportunity to get hands-on experience in minor repair and
maintenance of historic properties with our S.T.A.R. program and
Preservation Day events. Click on the link below to fill
out a Volunteer Application Form to become a City of San Antonio
volunteer. Under the City Department box make sure to
check Office of Historic Preservation.
SA Volunteers Application
Office of Historic Preservation maintains a Historic House
Rescue List of properties that are eligible for relocation (see
links below). Many of these properties are in need of
significant rehabilitation. If you are interested in more
details about any of the potential properties, please contact
Nicholas Fuqua at 207-0066 or by email at
211 E. Courtland
The Office of Historic Preservation maintains a
Facebook page, Twitter account, and YouTube Channel.
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