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!


Property Improvements

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:


Additional Information

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