Is Preservation a Priority for Your City Council Candidate?

City Council plays a pivotal role in shaping preservation policies and outcomes in Austin. Council Members appoint the Historic Landmark Commission; approve funding for historic resource surveys and to staff the city's Historic Prese... Read More »


Announcing the Recipients of Our 2015 Preservation Merit Awards

Preservation Austin is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2015 Preservation Merit Awards! Established in 1960, this annual program honors visionary approaches to preserving our city’s unique architectural, cultural, and enviro... Read More »


Blue Bonnet Hills Goes Before City Council Oct. 8

The proposed Blue Bonnet Hills Local Historic District in Travis Heights goes before City Council for its second, and potentially final, reading on Thursday, October 8. This caps off a nearly ten-year effort by advocates seeking to t... Read More »


National, State, and Local Historic Markers

At PA, we have heard on more than one occasion that a house, building, or neighborhood is protected because it is on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Although the NRHP designation is given by the National Park Service... Read More »


Landmarks Program: Myths & Context

We’ve been hearing that some people perceive that Preservation Austin (PA) is only concerned about preserving tax breaks for the wealthy in West Austin. This view is microscopic and does not convey the depth and breadth of PA’s progr... Read More »