Preservation

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by Jack Craver

Travis County commissioners endorse preserving Palm School

Supporters of preserving the Palm School won a partial victory Tuesday when the Travis County Commissioners Court voted unanimously in favor of restrictions that will prevent the historic building from being demolished by a future landowner.However, the issue of who…

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Historic Landmark Commission discovers code interpretation error

At its April meeting, the Historic Landmark Commission postponed the case for 1400 Winsted Lane in search of more context for the property. Instead, staff returned with a new reading of the code that could change how the commission does business…

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Eureka Holdings to begin repairing I.Q. Hurdle House

After a surprising turn of events last month brought the I.Q. Hurdle House from a demolition-by-neglect case to a Certificate of Appropriateness approval for maintenance and repairs, the Historic Landmark Commission expressed enthusiasm that the fate of the property was…

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

East Austin poised to gain a new local historic district

East Austin is on its way to anointing another local historic district. Amid support from dozens of neighborhood residents in the audience, the Historic Landmark Commission unanimously recommended the approval of the creation of a Robertson/Stuart & Mair Historic District.The…

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Lions Municipal legislation creating questions for city course

With momentum growing behind legislation that could change the ownership and operational framework of the West Austin property that contains Lions Municipal Golf Course, city leaders are watching closely to see what options might become available for future use of…

Monday, April 29, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Eureka Holdings seeks rehabilitation approval for I.Q. Hurdle House

In less than a week, the I.Q. Hurdle House at 1416 E. 12th St. went from a demolition-by-neglect case to a voluntary restoration project.When Dallas-based Eureka Holdings – under the name Poisonous Poinsettia –  bought the home of the celebrated minister…

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