Nominations Open for 2022 Most Endangered Places List Until Sept. 2nd

The annual Most Endangered Places (MEP) List is a signature program of Preservation Texas. Since 2004, the MEP List has spotlighted imperiled historic places across Texas that are threatened by neglect, demolition, inappropriate alteration, or a radical loss of context. Information about sites on last year’s 2021 MEP List may be found here. Nominations for the 2022 MEP List are due on Friday, September 2, 2022 at 5:00 pm.  The 2022 MEP List will be… More »

Preservation Texas is Hiring: Central Texas Program Officer

Preservation Texas is hiring a Central Texas Program Officer (CTPO). The CTPO will coordinate and deliver Preservation Texas’s historic preservation programs and initiatives within a 28-county region. The position will also be responsible for managing statewide Communications and Membership for Preservation Texas. This position is made possible in part by the generous support of The Burdine Johnson Foundation. Preservation Texas, founded in 1985, is the only full-service statewide historic preservation nonprofit organization in Texas. In… More »

New Mailing Address

Please be advised that Preservation Texas has a new mailing address: P.O. Box 3514 San Marcos TX 78667    

PT Announces 15 Finalists for the Texas Rural African-American Heritage Grants Program

Preservation Texas has announced that fifteen Black history sites will be invited to submit proposals for preservation funding from its new $750,000 Texas Rural African-American Heritage Grants Fund.  The fifteen projects include historic churches, schools, lodge halls, and a commercial building, each with unique preservation challenges. “Preservation Texas developed this grant program to support the needs of endangered rural African-American historic places,” said Evan Thompson, executive director. “We saw a critical need for funding and… More »

Texas Rural African-American Heritage Grant – Preliminary Applications Due January 7, 2022

The grant application deadline has passed. We look forward to reviewing the grant submissions that were received. Preservation Texas is pleased to announce that we are now accepting Preliminary Applications (the link will take you to Submittable.com) for our new Texas Rural African-American Heritage Grants Program. This program will provide matching grants of up to $75,000 to support the stabilization, preservation, restoration, or rehabilitation of at least ten rural African-American historic buildings in Texas that had… More »

PT Awarded Major $750,000 National Park Service Grant for its Rural Texas African-American Heritage Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 1, 2021 Contact: NewsMedia @ nps.gov Info @ preservationtexas.org WASHINGTON – The National Park Service (NPS) has announced the award of $750,000 to Preservation Texas for its Texas Rural African-American Heritage Grants program.  Preservation Texas is one of 11 recipients in 10 states to receive a share of $7.27 million in Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants to support the preservation of historic buildings in rural communities across the country. The Preservation Texas program will create the largest African-American-focused historic preservation grants program in Texas history. “This National Park Service program not only supports historic preservation, but also fosters economic development in rural communities,” said NPS Deputy Director… More »

PT Recognizes Rehabilitation of the Meadows Building in Dallas with 2021 Honor Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 25, 2021 Preservation Texas, the statewide non-profit historic preservation advocacy and education organization, is proud to announce the rehabilitation of the Meadows Building in Dallas, Texas as one of only nine projects being recognized with its 2021 Preservation Texas Honor Award.  The nearly 70-year-old mid-20th century building is a Dallas landmark. The award for the Meadows Building was presented by PT board member Ron Siebler at an event at the Meadows… More »

PT Recognizes Rehabilitation of English-German School in Cuero with 2021 Honor Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2021 Preservation Texas, the statewide non-profit historic preservation advocacy and education organization, is proud to announce the rehabilitation of the Robert L. Oliver English-German School in Cuero, Texas as one of only nine projects being recognized with its 2021 Preservation Texas Honor Award.  The nearly 150-year-old school was previously included on the Preservation Texas Most Endangered Places list in 2017. The award for the English-German School was presented by PT board… More »

PT Receives $10,000 Grant from National Trust for Old First Baptist Church in San Marcos

Preservation Texas has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Fondren Fund for Texas of the National Trust for Historic Preservation to complete a preservation plan and engineering assessment of the Old First Baptist Church, an African-American landmark in San Marcos constructed in 1908. Preservation Texas has retained Post Oak Preservation Solutions and Sparks Engineering, Inc. to undertake this project.  The preservation plan will guide the use of a previously-awarded Partners in Preservation grant of… More »