San Antonio Community Resource Directory

The Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) protects the historical, cultural, architectural, and archaeological resources that make San Antonio unique.

Our office promotes preservation through the creation of local historic districts and local individual landmarks. Along with the Historic and Design Review Commission (HDRC), the OHP oversees a design review process for exterior alterations to historic landmarks and districts, properties within the RIO districts (spanning the San Antonio River), public properties, and public art to ensure that modifications and changes are appropriate for historic resources.

We coordinate with other City departments to comply with required environmental review processes to protect historic resources.

The OHP is also committed to historic preservation outreach and education. We have established a Preservation Academy to host lectures, workshops, and events promoting historic preservation to the community. We have offered Window Restoration Workshops, a Homeowner’s Fair, and many other activities to share information about caring for historic resources.

Monday - Friday: 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Shanon Shea Miller - Director

The Living Heritage Trades Academy of San Antonio is a program developed by the Office of Historic Preservation to provide training of traditional crafts and skills through apprenticeships, hands-on training, and class instruction on topics related to pre-1960 traditional building construction methods and materials. This program is approved for SA Ready to Work participants.

Certifications include:

  • Wood Window Restoration
  • Architectural Carpentry
  • Traditional House Carpentry
  • Masonry Repair
  • Deconstruction

Eligible participants will also receive paid training, free financial counseling, and support services provided by the Family Service Financial Empowerment Center.

 

Hours
Monday: 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last year

The REHABARAMA Program brings together local contractors, volunteer groups, students, and sponsors to:

  • preserve historic and aging homes to allow for aging in place and generational wealth;
  • leverage volunteer and sponsor contributions to expand the value of projects;
  • integrate trades education and learning opportunities.

Qualified participants are eligible to receive assistance with home repair and maintenance projects focused on prolonging the useful life of the home and maintaining a living environment that is safe, dry, and warm.

Qualifying scopes of work include repair and maintenance projects to address one or more of the following:

  • Building envelope (siding, soffit, fascia, roof penetrations, skirting)
  • Structural systems (foundation, stabilization, reinforcement of
    structural elements, masonry)
  • Non-compliance with property maintenance code issues
  • Weatherization & comfort (wood window repair, windows screens, door repair, insulation)
  • Longevity (scraping, caulking, painting, flashing, gutter repair)
  • Safety (porch repair & decking, accessibility)

Click here for a program overview, eligibility requirements, and more.

Updated within the last 1 month.