CONTACT: Ximena Copa-Wiggins, (210) 207-0221
Susy Romero, Council District 3, (210) 207-7008
SAN ANTONIO (April 4, 2018) – The City of San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation’s (OHP) second annual REHABARAMA is going to Highland Park on Saturday, April 7. With more than 200 volunteers gathering at 1226 E. Highland Blvd., the event begins at 8:15 a.m. with remarks from District 3 Councilwoman Rebecca Viagrán, Joint Base San Antonio Brigadier General Heather Pringle and OHP director Shanon Miller.
“I’m thrilled this year’s REHABARAMA is occurring in District 3’s Highland Park neighborhood, an established, urban area with its own authentic style and unique character”, said Councilwoman Viagran. “The repairs will benefit a number of legacy homeowners, some of whom are veterans, elderly, on a fixed income or have a disability, and will help them remain in the house they’ve lived in for decades. This City initiative is key to reviving and revitalizing homes, so their exterior beauty can match the residents’ pride.”
In the spirit of neighborhood revitalization, REHABARAMA focuses on hands-on preservation of historic resources and serves as an educational tool for those interested in the preservation trades. In last year’s event, 18 homes had porches and windows repaired, were repainted and had significant maintenance address equaling to more than $200,000 worth of work.
This year, REHABARAMA is led by OHP’s Rehabber Club with support from Guido Companies, Frost Bank, and the Power of Preservation Foundation. The Rehabber Club, an OHP program, seeks to build a network of skilled craftsmen and everyday citizens, and provide them with the historic rehab know-how our community needs.
The event is being sponsored by HEB, Whataburger, the Pearl, Pumpkin Holdings, and Niagara Bottling. Volunteer groups include students from UTSA, Joint Base San Antonio, San Antonio Water System, Security Service Federal Credit Union, and the City of San Antonio.