During two weekends in April, volunteers with the S.T.A.R (Students Together Achieving Revitalization) provided minor exterior home repairs and maintenance to homeowners within a local historic district – Knob Hill. The S.T.A.R program is a partnership between the City’s Office of Historic Preservation, the UTSA College of Architecture, San Antonio College, the Historic Preservation Association (HPA), and local contractors. Graduate and undergraduate architecture students assist property owners with repairs to windows, screens, siding, porches, as well as provide general yard maintenance and exterior painting. Several contractors have generously volunteered their time to work with students, and other sponsors donated food, supplies, and funding.
Past S.T.A.R. projects have assisted numerous homeowners in the Dignowity Hill, Tobin Hill and Government Hill Historic Districts and the Five Points neighborhood.
For more information, visit sanantonio.gov/historic/events.aspx.