Technical Assistance & Advice

Historic Neighborhood Resources

Preservation Houston's Historic Neighborhood Resources (HNR) program supports the preservation efforts of local organizations and individual owners of historic properties throughout Houston. When a community association is beginning the process of protecting its neighborhood's historic character or the owner of a historic house is trying to navigate the landmark designation process, Preservation Houston's Historic Neighborhood Resources program can help.

The HNR director provides assistance with City of Houston landmark, protected landmark and historic district applications, National Register nominations, prevailing set back and prevailing lot size petitions, design guidelines and Texas historical marker applications. The skills and experience of Preservation Houston's professional staff and extensive contacts in the community are also at the HNR director's disposal.

An important resource for organizations and individuals

HNR assistance is particularly valuable to small organizations and individual owners of historic homes who may not have the resources to hire private consultants. HNR staff and volunteers conducted the historic resources surveys that supported the successful efforts by Audubon Place and First Montrose Commons homeowners to have their neighborhoods designated as City of Houston historic districts. The HNR director also assisted the owner of the Scientific Barbershop in Houston's Fifth Ward in the successful effort to have this significant African-American business designated a City of Houston Historic Landmark.

Contact us

For additional information, e-mail David Bush or call (713) 510-3990.