San Antonio: Public Policy Forum May 17th

Join us in San Antonio on May 17, 2018 as we partner with the San Antonio Conservation Society and Villa Finale: Museum & Gardens for an evening with William J. Cook, Associate General Counsel for the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  Mr. Cook will give a talk entitled Using the Law to Protect Historic Places and Landscapes.  A catered reception will follow.  The event is sponsored in part by Weston Urban, Kennedy Sutherland LLP,  AIA San… More »

2017 Year-End Report

We are pleased to share with you a report on some of our programs and activities in 2017.  A full version of this report will be mailed to our members in January 2018.  We thank you for your support and wish you a Happy New Year.  

Make a year-end donation to PT

We are grateful for the charitable support of preservation-minded friends to sustain us.  To make a year-end donation in support of our 2017 Annual Fund, you may do so by following this link. In 2018, our Preservation Summit in Brownsville (February), regional meetings in Nacogdoches (August) and Big Spring (November), and ongoing projects at Bassett Farms Conservancy will provide opportunities for engagement and education.  We will also begin planning for the 2019 legislative session and… More »

Urgent: Support the Federal Rehabilitation Credit

  We are asking you to share your support for the Historic Tax Credit. It allows 20% of the eligible costs of rehabilitating a historic building listed on the National Register to be applied as a credit against federal income taxes. The HTC has been in place permanently since 1986 and since 2002 has created over 16,000 jobs in Texas. The U.S. House Bill The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act released by the U.S. House Committee on Ways… More »

2018 Preservation Texas Honor Award Nominations Due Jan. 5th

Preservation Texas is accepting nominations for its 2018 Honor Awards.  Preservation Texas Honor Awards recognize exemplary preservation, restoration, rehabilitation and reconstruction projects that adhere to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards.  Honor Award-winning projects will be recognized at the 2018 Preservation Texas Summit in historic downtown Brownsville on Tuesday evening, February 27, 2018, as well as in press releases, on our website and in our quarterly Preservation Texas magazine. Requirements/guidelines: Awards are presented to both residential and non-residential… More »

Hurricane Harvey Resources

Preservation Texas is concerned for the life and safety of our fellow Texans who are being directly impacted by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey.  Our thoughts are with all of those in Harvey’s path. We will better understand the full impact of the storm in the days and weeks ahead. This webpage is intended to gather information and resources that may be of assistance to those working with historic resources impacted by this complex and devastating storm…. More »

Emergency Consultation Program

The Preservation Texas (PT) Emergency Consultation Program provides post-disaster assessments of significant historic properties that have become seriously imperiled.  PT is able to arrange for a preservation professional to visit your site and prepare a conditions assessment report with recommendations for stabilization, repair, or selective demolition and salvage as appropriate.  This program is made possible through the generous support of the Summerlee Foundation. Do you qualify? Please note that we cannot provide direct support to… More »