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Pump House inner facade


Preservation is all about managing change and the Society is a leading advocate for preserving San Antonio’s architectural and cultural heritage. We work hard to maintain a presence at the local, state, and national level throughout the year.

In addition to monitoring city meetings where we present our position statements, we attend preservation-related conferences and meet with government officials, regionally and around the country.

We also participate in – or sponsor – many community events, like Historic Preservation Month and the City’s Historic Homeowner Fair. Our Neighborhood Liaison Committee members attend neighborhood association meetings citywide.

Neighborhood Workshops

Starting in the fall of 2018, we added a series of neighborhood workshops to help property owners in older neighborhoods near downtown manage the rapid changes occurring as the result of renewed interest and investment.

Neighborhood Workshop #1, held in October, represents the first in a series of four programs sponsored by the Conservation Society, the Office of Historic Preservation, AIA San Antonio, and the Tier 1 Neighborhood Coalition.  The report for Neighborhood Workshop #1 is now available online.

Other Causes

We are ever watchful and ready to support the causes that are important to ours members and that align with our mission.  Some of these causes are:

The San Antonio Missions

Bell tower of Mission San Juan church with clouds behind it.

Alamo Plaza

Color postcard of Alamo Plaza, c. 1911

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