Office of Historic Preservation
Phone: (210) 215-9274
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This website features detailed information about the City's preservation program, including locally designated historic districts, the City's Historic and Design Review Commission and the design review process. In addition, you will find information about federal and local incentives for owners of historic buildings and rehabilitation practices that can help preserve these properties.
strive to preserve our history for so many reasons. We preserve out of a
need for memories and to understand our past. Ask anyone what they love
preserve to protect our quality of life, our pride of place and our sense of
community. We preserve so that we can pass on to future generations
Taking care of our built environment does more than just save old buildings. It provides a sense of belonging, a collective memory and a sense of pride in our past. Preservation is not about longing for the past or resisting progress. It's about building on the past toward the future. A preservationist is by definition looking forward and impacting the future.
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