Astrodome named one of America's Treasures

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has named the Reliant Astrodome one of America's Treasures. The designation adds the Dome to the  Trust's list of highly significant endangered historic properties across the country. 

Preservation Houston is the National Trust's Local Partner in Houston. In 2001, Texas Historical Commission, at Preservation Houston's request, determined that the Astrodome is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark, the highest level of significance for a historic property.

Harris County commissioners have asked for further study on a proposal to renovate the Astrodome as exhibition space. The review is expected to be completed in a month. Preservation Houston will continue to monitor this issue and report any new developments to its members.