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Thursday, January 9, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano
Landmark Commission endorses housing project for National Register
The nomination is for the Rosewood Courts, located at Chicon
“I commend you on this. I’m really glad that this nomination is going
The 1937 US Housing
“This property is of
“The construction of that housing utterly revolutionized real estate in Austin. Nothing like it had existed before.
In his research, McGhee also discovered that Rosewood Courts was built on the site of the long-lost Emancipation Park, which was home to Austin’s first Juneteenth Celebration
He also pointed out the importance of the housing, architecturally, as examples of the International Style that “should have been recognized a
Though the support of the
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Historic Landmark Commission: The city’s Historic Landmark Commission promotes historic preservation of buildings and structures. The commission also reviews applications and permits for historic zoning and historic grants.
historic preservation: Official actions of a municipality such as the City of Austin taken to preserve structures with their jurisdiction. Preservation is often accompanied by a property tax exemption.