Mission & History


Our mission is to promote Austin’s diverse cultural heritage through the preservation of historic places.


Preservation Austin has been Austin’s leading voice for the preservation of historic buildings and places since 1953. The organization’s advocacy and financial support have helped save hundreds of properties citywide, from modest homes that make up the fabric of our historic neighborhoods to iconic landmarks such as the Driskill Hotel, Paramount Theatre, Governor’s Mansion, and Laguna Gloria.