Meeting Olga Elizondo-Perez was one of the highlights of our time out in the city meeting with Legacy Business owners. Olga told us the origins of her family's flower business which turns 98 years old this year. Her parents built a shotgun house for the family on Castroville Road in the early 1920s. The location … Continue reading 98 Years Old: The Elizondo Flower Shop
Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) staff has spent the past few weeks photographing Legacy Businesses throughout the city as part of our Preservation Month celebration. We’ve had great fun learning about businesses that have been here, in some cases, over 100 years. Some fun facts we learned: did you know that Friedrich Air Conditioning, started … Continue reading Butchers, Bakers and Candlestick Makers! San Antonio’s Legacy Business Program
Saturday, September 29, at 9 AM, join the Office of Historic Preservation (OHP), preservation professionals, and attendees from all over the region at Pearl Stable for the 10th annual Historic Homeowner Fair, presented by Pearl.
Look here on our blog, SApreservation Stories, for quick tips on how to buy and sell historic properties. First tip! How do I know if my property is historic? If your property has already been designated historic, then the zoning code will include a H, HS, HE, or HL. If the zoning code includes a … Continue reading Quick Tips for Real Estate Agents!
The Power of Preservation Foundation (PoP) held the sixth annual Preservation PROMenade at the Villita Assembly Hall on Thursday, October 26. More than 500 PROM guests were treated to catering by Chef Jason Dady and music by returning DJ Steven Lee Moya, and were greeted by the Central Catholic High School drum line as well … Continue reading Power of Preservation PROM 2017