One of the main goals of our Association is education - to teach our neighbors about the uniqueness of our homes, the responsibility we bear as neighbors to preserve our city for future generations, and the proper steps to take to update and restore our houses. The information below should provide you all that you need to get started on your next project!
The most frequently asked question is - how do I responsibly preserve and update my home? Who should I engage and what resources exist to guide me on this journey? Our step-by-step explanation will summarize some of the key elements to the process.
Historic Design Guidelines
The City of San Antonio’s Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) has published several guidelines for the citizens to learn more about how to update all aspects of a historic property and how the City and the US Department of Interior approach historic design. These easy-to-read brochures help you answer “Why should I preserve?” and “How do I preserve?” and provide more details behind the different approval processes. All of the brochures can be found below:
Bexar County Appraisal District: (210) 224-8511
City Public Service (CPS): 311 OR (210) 353-4357
Fire/EMS: Non-emergency: (210) 207-8492
Metropolitan Methodist Hospital: 210-208-2200
Monte Vista Historical Association: (210) 737-8212
Poison Control: 1-800-222-1222
Police Non-emergency: (210) 207-7273
Texas Lawmen Security Dispatch: (210) 601-1611