ALL CITY of San antonio department NEWS
Thank you to all of our volunteers who participated in Preservation Day SA this month - we couldn't have done it without you! Preservation Day SA was a workday organized to address exterior deterioration of historic properties. In celebration of Preservation Month, volunteers provided exterior repairs and maintenance to two homes in the Government Hill Historic District on May 31 from 8am-12pm. This was a great opportunity to do some hands-on work for those that didn't mind getting dirty while helping a homeowner complete labor intensive repairs. For questions about this event and more information on volunteering at future events, please contact Adriana Ziga at 210-207-0166 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by the Power of Preservation Foundation.
Categories: Historic Preservation, Preservation Month
The San Antonio Public Library, UTSA Center for Cultural Sustainability, and the OHP hosted lecturer Dr. Angela Lombardi from UTSA on May 22. Dr. Lombardi's presentation, Learning from Lima, Peru: Lessons for San Antonio, highlighted her experience in Lima, Peru and how the lessons learned there may apply to San Antonio and the World Heritage Nomination for the Missions. Thank you to Dr. Lombardi for her insightful presentation!
The OHP offered another of our Go! Historic SA Guided Tours on Tuesday, May 20, highlighting some of downtown San Antonio's Mid-Century Modern architecture: those buildings constructed between 1945-1975. Mid-Century Modern architecture represents a significant period in American architecture and a break from traditional architectural precedents. New building materials, clean lines and surfaces, and lack of ornamentation created a distinctly different aesthetic in the American post World War II years. The mid-century tour featured many buildings from this time period, and participants learned firsthand how mid-century modern architecture is "coming of age" in historic preservation.
We offer a number of Go! Historic SA Guided Tours throughout the year, so check out the 2014 Tour Schedule for a full list of upcoming OHP tours
The Amazing Preservation Race for Kids was a great success this year as elementary-aged children helped to celebrate Preservation Month! Kids, along with their adult chaperones, used clues to solve riddles as they searched for destinations in the beautiful Monte Vista Historic District. At each destination, participants completed an activity for their next clue. Games and snacks were waiting at the finish line, along with a grand prize for first place and a door prize drawing. Thanks to the Monte Vista Historical Association, Villa Finale, Laurel Heights United Methodist Church, and all of our many volunteers for making the event possible!
The annual Amazing Preservation Race took place on Friday, May 9. The evening included an architectural scavenger hunt, physical challenges, and a fun after party at La Villita! Teams of four put their history skills and street smarts to the test in a race through historic downtown. Each team was given a passport with clues to 6 locations. At each location teams completed an activity for their next clue. Along the way teams also completed a certain number of "urban challenges.
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