Office of Historic Preservation
Phone: (210) 215-9274
The Office of Historic Preservation promoted Historic Preservation Month in May 2013. This year's theme was "See, Save, Celebrate!" Together with local sponsors and partners, we presented a full month of events and activities to "See, Save, and Celebrate" the architecture, history, and culture of our city.
Thank you to all of our sponsors, partners, and participants for making this another very successful Historic Preservation Month! Check out all of this year's programs below. More photos coming soon!
For information on past year's Preservation Month activities click here.
We launched Historic Preservation Month 2013 with the State of Preservation Announcement and Reception on Tuesday, April 30, at Mission Concepcion. City leaders and the Director of the Office of Historic Preservation highlighted San Antonio's recent accomplishments in historic preservation.
The fourth annual Paseo por el Westside took place on Saturday, May 4, at the Rinconcito de Esperanza at 816 S. Colorado (at Guadalupe Street). The Office of Historic Preservation partnered with the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, the Westside Preservation Alliance, and many other Westside volunteers to offer this outdoor celebration honoring San Antonio's historic Westside. The Paseo featured neighborhood walking tours, presentations, kids activities, food, music, teatro, and more!
The third annual Amazing Preservation Race took place on Friday, May 10. This exciting downtown architectural scavenger hunt complete with costumed teams, trivia questions, and urban challenges at historic locations within the city was a big hit! Teams of four used sets of riddles to find historic destinations throughout downtown.
Leinenkugel & Power of Preservation (PoP) hosted Preservation Day SA: Join Us Out Here on Saturday, May 11. A free Window Restoration Student Workshop was offered at the historic Acosta/Halff House in HemisFair Park. Participants gained valuable hands-on skills and training in wood window restoration and repair.
Go! Historic SA Guided Running and Walking Tour of historic La Villita and
HemisFair Park was held on
The annual Amazing Preservation Race for Kids was held on Saturday, May 18, in the King William Historic District. This scavenger hunt for elementary-aged kids included a morning of fun activities, while participants learned about history, architecture, and preservation. With adult chaperones, kids used clues to solve riddles as they searched for destinations throughout the King William neighborhood.
The Center City Development Office, the Office of Historic Preservation, and
the Department for Culture and Creative Development partnered
to host the first Center City Open House event on May 28 at 201 W. Commerce
Street. For one night only, this vacant space was transformed from
empty to vibrant through an incredible evening of art, dance, music, and
fashion. This unique networking
opportunity showcased an underutilized space and encouraged investment in