To preserve historic and cultural resources, we must first know they exist. Architectural and archeological surveys identify significant properties in neighborhoods, communities, and entire counties. Published inventories of such sites can be indispensable in raising a community's awareness of its cultural heritage and in its planning efforts. The most important resources identified through surveys have potential for state and national landmark designation. Moreover, the information and photographs generated by a survey create an irreplaceable record of the present state of that heritage.
THC’s target survey and inventory increase
THC has kicked off its second two-year historic highway survey project under the THC Texas Historic Roads and Highways Program. This project will be completed by May 2016.
The Meridian Highway historically has been the major north-south named highway in Texas since the early 1910s. As originally conceived by the International Meridian Association in 1911, it stretched from Canada to Mexico, extending through the nation's mid-section. It roughly parallels I-35/I-35W from Burkburnett to Laredo with a major lateral from Waco to Galveston.
For more information, go to the THC Meridian Highway webpage.
Texas Preservation Trust Fund is Back!
The Texas Historical Commission is accepting Texas Preservation Trust Fund (TPTF) Grant Program applications for fiscal year 2015. Application forms are now available. The deadline for receipt of applications is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31, 2014.
Preservation grants can be awarded only for these types of architecture and archeology projects:
- Heritage Education
For more information about the 2015 TPTF Grant Program, go to the THC TPTF webpage.