PT Awarded $2,500 Grant from the Texas Historical Foundation

The future Bassett Farms Conservancy Visitor Center is located in downtown Kosse and provided a backdrop to the 2022 Kosse Homecoming Parade


Preservation Texas has been awarded a grant of $2,500 from the Texas Historical Foundation toward the restoration of the storefront of the circa 1915 White’s Hardware Building in Kosse (Limestone County). The building will serve as the future Bassett Farms Conservancy Visitor Center; it had been the Kosse City Hall for nearly 30 years.

The approximately 1,800-square foot one-story brick structure will serve as an exhibition gallery for permanent and temporary exhibits, a meeting space for public programs, an office for Bassett Farms Conservancy staff, and a curatorial facility for Bassett Farms Conservancy artifacts and archives.
Since acquiring the building, non-historic materials have been removed from the interior and plans are being finalized for the restoration of the floors and the installation of new electrical and HVAC systems.
The Texas Historical Foundation has been supporting preservation efforts across Texas for decades. We thank the Foundation for the grant, and extend a warm welcome to their new executive director, David Preziosi, who was formerly the executive director of Preservation Dallas.