Houston Historic Landmark and Protected Landmark Reports
Collection contains landmark nominations, protected landmark nominations, National Residential Historic District applications and research created by Preservation Houston staff members that detail the history of buildings structures in black neighborhoods. Researchers interested in the history of black neighborhoods in Houston will find this collection a valuable resource.
- 1997- 2016
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Houston Historic Landmark and Protected Landmark Nominations must be obtained from the African American Library at the Gregory School or the appropriate copyright holder.
Biographical / Historical
Preservation Houston was incorporated in 1978 as Greater Houston Preservation Alliance. Within a year of its founding, the group began presenting the Good Brick Awards for excellence in historic preservation, and one year later published its first book, Last of the Past: Houston Architecture 1847 to 1915, with The Heritage Society and the Cultural Arts Council of Houston (now Houston Arts Alliance). Both efforts were early moves toward achieving the organization's mission of creating a preservation ethic for Houston by increasing public awareness and appreciation of our shared heritage.
When Preservation Houston began its work, Houston did not have a historic preservation ordinance and there were no city historic districts or designated landmarks. In 1995, the organization partnered with neighborhood representatives to convince Mayor Bob Lanier that Houston needed to protect its historic resources, resulting in the passage of the city's first historic preservation ordinance. Preservation Houston supported Mayor Bill White and Mayor Annise Parker in their successful efforts to strengthen the ordinance in 2005 and 2011, respectively. Publicly owned properties that are determined to be historically or architecturally significant may be considered for designation.
Taken from Preservation Houston Website. http://www.preservationhouston.org
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Language of Materials
Materials are arranged by alphabetically by geographic location, and then alphbetically by landmark.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Saneea Sakhyani, Community Outreach Coordinator, Preservation Houston, 2019
Processed by Sheena Wilson, 2019
- Fifth Ward (Houston, Tex.) Subject Source: Local sources
- Fourth Ward (Houston, Tex.) Subject Source: Local sources
- Historic preservation Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Independence Heights (Houston, Tex.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Neighborhoods--Texas--Houston. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Riverside Terrace - Houston (Tex.) Subject Source: Local sources
- Third Ward (Houston, Tex.) Subject Source: Local sources
- MSS 0178 Houston Historic Landmark and Protected Landmark Reports
- An inventory of records at the African American Library at the Gregory School, Houston Public Library
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Part of the Gregory School Repository