Office of Historic Preservation
Phone: (210) 215-9274
Local Technical Assistance
Whether you are a first time home buyer in a historic district or a professional architect working with a landmarked property, the Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) has resources and information available to assist you.
The Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) is available for
consultation with applicants regarding proposed rehabilitation,
new construction, and other projects dealing with historic
Before You Get Started...
The OHP reviews everything from retaining walls and landscaping to new construction and additions so before you get started planning your project, be sure to read about the application process. Staff recommendations are based on the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation, the City of San Antonio's Unified Development Code (UDC), and any additional design guidelines adopted by a historic district. These are important resources for all applicants to review prior to starting your project.
Historic Design Guidelines
Additional Preservation Guides
In order to assist the owner of a historic property with making decisions about appropriate treatments or changes to his/her building, we have developed a Preservation Guide that references appropriate examples throughout San Antonio's historic districts.
Historic Window Information
Windows are character-defining features of historic properties and can often be repaired for less than the cost of replacement windows. Check out the following material on historic window restoration and repair.
Other Historic Preservation & Research Information