Preservation

Thursday, December 3, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano

Air-Conditioned Village to lose two more houses

Two more houses in a development that once served as a test bed for bringing central air conditioning to the American middle class are scheduled for demolition. In a single vote, the Historic Landmark Commission approved demolition permits for 2505…

Monday, November 30, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano

Landmark commission OKs historic zoning for Baker School and its parking lots

The Historic Landmark Commission voted to zone the entirety of the Baker School property historic at its recent meeting, despite a staff-supported alternative that would omit the surrounding parking lots. AISD sold the school, which was built in 1911, to…

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 by Sean Saldaña

Landmark commission postpones decision on Congress mural

A building at 506 Congress Ave., just a few blocks from the Texas Capitol, could soon be the site of a new mural – but not before additional review. A proposal to paint a mural with a soccer motif on…

Friday, November 20, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano

Landmark commission moves to block demolition of Delta Kappa Gamma building downtown

The Historic Landmark Commission has voted unanimously to initiate historic zoning for the Delta Kappa Gamma International Headquarters Building, against the owner’s wishes. Currently, 416 W. 12th St. continues to serve as the office building for Delta Kappa Gamma, which…

Friday, November 13, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano

Landmark commission stalls stone cottage demolition

The fate of a stone cottage on Elizabeth Street hangs in the balance after a postponement at the Historic Landmark Commission last month. Historic Preservation Officer Steve Sadowsky said while the house at 910 W. Elizabeth St. appears to be…

Thursday, November 12, 2020 by Minka Atkinson

Two more homes from the Air-Conditioned Village slated for demolition

The Historic Landmark Commission voted at its Oct. 26 meeting to again postpone discussion on the proposal to demolish a pair of homes located in Austin’s Air-Conditioned Village until its November meeting. The two houses, at 2505 and 2507 Park View Drive,…

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