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Compromise sought to save 825 E Grayson

San Antonio Conservation Society Position Statement

We are urging a compromise to save this landmark-worthy 1885 Victorian house associated with Col. Chas. Cresson, who built most of the larger homes on Grayson Street, and his grandson, a 1943 military Legion of Merit recipient.

20Jul,2015

Three historic buildings get second chance

San Antonio Conservation Society Position Statement

Society statements helped a historic home in Dignowity Hill, an Art Deco gas station at the entrance to the Monticello Park Historic District, and the first home built on Davis Court in the Mahncke Park Neighborhood Conservation District, escape the immediate threat of demolition. 

2Jul,2015

Preservation

Society Made World Heritage Nomination Its "Mission"

The nomination of San Antonio's five 18th century Spanish colonial missions as a World Heritage Site (part of UNESCO's International Council of Monuments and Sites) has been a priority for the Society for nearly nine years. On July 5, 2015, the World Heritage Committee awarded World Heritage status to the San Antonio missions, the only U.S.site to be considered this session and the first Texas site to be inscribed.

Think You Know Alamo Plaza?

There's more than meets the eye. Visit our new Virtual Exhibit to discover why, “in the historic city of San Antonio, there is no quarter more closely connected with the most interesting incidents of the past than Alamo Plaza" (San Antonio Light, December 20, 1866).