Endangered Typologies or Areas; Underserved Counties

For the purposes of our Emergency Consultation Program, a historic resource that is not listed on the National Register or designated as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark may be eligible if it is a resource type that PT has identified as endangered or if it is located in an area that PT has designated as endangered.

Endangered Resource Types

  • Adobe buildings
  • Barns
  • Country schools
  • Dams
  • Dance halls
  • Gas stations
  • Jails
  • Log structures
  • Opera houses
  • Railroad depots
  • Small-town banks
  • Small-town theatres
  • Tabernacles

Endangered Historic Areas

  • Historic Downtown Austin (bounded by MLK, I-35, Colorado River, Lamar Boulevard)
  • El Azteca in Laredo
  • Segundo Barrio in El Paso
  • Dickens County
  • Rio Grande City
  • Presidio County
  • Scenic Loop/Boerne Stage Road
  • Urban National Register Districts
  • Historic structures in municipal parks

If the building is a locally important historic resource but (1) has not yet been designated at the state or national level and (2) is not of a type that is endangered, we will still consider requests if the site is located in an underserved county in Central and West Texas (additional areas will be added to this list).  Underserved counties are defined as those that have not had strong participation in state and federal preservation programs as evidenced by very limited National Register or RTHL designations, active Main Street programs and active Certified Local Government programs.

Underserved Counties

Central Texas: Burleson, Coryell, Falls, Lee, Limestone, McCulloch, San Saba

West Texas: Crane, Glasscock, Irion, Loving, Reagan, Terrell