The Office of Historic Preservation has partnered with the Westside Preservation Alliance (WPA), the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, the Westside Development Corporation (WDC), the San Antonio Conservation Society, the Old Spanish Trail Centennial (OST 100), and other volunteers to launch a Westside Cultural Resource Survey. This is an ongoing initiative to identify, document, and protect places of cultural, historical, and architectural significance on the Westside of San Antonio. Working with our community partners, we have identified over 90 historic properties and potential districts that are significant to the Westside community (see Westside Potential Landmarks link below).
A Kick-Off Event was held in February 2011. A Westside Potential Landmarks Meeting was held on August 13, 2012,to solicit community feedback. Many of the properties identified during the survey have been recommended eligible for local landmark designation. A meeting for owners of these properties was held on December 11, 2012. Twenty two (22) of the properties representing Phase I of the landmark initiative were designated as local historic landmarks by City Council on March 21, 2013. See the Phase I designated landmark list below.
Phase II of the landmark initiative began with a public meeting for property owners on September 10, 2013. The presentation from the meeting is available at the link below. Twenty three (23) of the properties representing Phase II were designated as local historic landmarks by City Council on July 19, 2014. Please see the Phase II designated landmark list below.
Future phases may include additional properties or districts. Due to the extensive input provided by the community to develop the list of westside potential landmarks, historic designation may be initiated by OHP to allow for additional public process should any of the potential landmarks become threatened with demolition.
For additional information about the Westside Cultural Resource Survey and the Westside potential landmarks, please contact Claudia Guerra (207-0241).