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Tag Archives: Preservation Austin

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…

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Council OKs Smoot Terrace Park Historic District

Council gave final approval Thursday to creation of the Smoot Terrace Park Historic District just west of downtown, after neighbors decided to eliminate three properties owned by people who signed a valid petition opposing the historic district. That meant Council…

Austin Monitor Radio: Preservation Austin

Preservation Austin Executive Director Kate Singleton joins Austin Monitor editor Liz Pagano for a conversation about preservation, Austin’s growth and (of course) CodeNEXT. It’s all embedded below for your listening pleasure: The Austin Monitor’s work is made possible by donations…

Why would two homes cross the street? Preservation.

Though there were some initial reservations about the plan, Historic Landmark commissioners unanimously approved the relocation of two downtown homes at their last meeting. Commissioners approved the release of relocation permits for 606 and 608 E. Third St. on the…

Roessner-designed home slated for demolition

There are many factors the city weighs when considering what is and isn’t a historic property. On Monday, the Historic Landmark Commission considered the cost of expensive, ongoing upkeep that only delays the inevitable. Though no one cast doubt on…

"Risky" demolition permit plan inspires preservation effort for downtown church

In August, a suggestion to pursue a demolition permit for Austin’s St. Martin Lutheran Church sparked controversy in the congregation and preservation community. Though no decision about the permit has been made and church leaders maintain the permit is a…

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Midcentury modern home sparks modern debate

Everyone seemed to agree that it is a lovely house. But that wasn’t nearly enough to quell a debate on historic tax abatements that overwhelmed a West Austin historic zoning case at the Historic Landmark Commission last week. The homeowner,…

Clarksville addition distresses preservationists

Plans to expand a 1935 Clarksville cottage have rattled Austinites worried about preserving the history of a neighborhood that they fear is disappearing piece by piece. The house at 1704 West 10th St. is currently a contributing building to the…

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