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Four East Austin sites get historic recognition

Monday, August 22, 2022 by Tai Moses

Four Mexican American heritage sites included in Preservation Austin’s East Austin Barrio Landmarks Project have been selected to receive historic markers from the state. Cisco’s Restaurant & Bakery, the Richard Moya House, Pan American Neighborhood Park and the Herrera House will be honored with official Texas state historical markers. According to a news release, the Barrio Landmarks Project “honors the historic and cultural significance of East Austin’s Mexican American community. In 2021, Preservation Austin’s board of directors adopted Underrepresented Heritage as an Advocacy Priority, showing our commitment to saving places of meaning for Austin’s African American, Mexican American, Native American, and LGBTQ+ communities, as well as women. This project continues the necessary task of celebrating sites that reflect Austin’s diverse history.”

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