San Antonio Conservation Society Position Statement
Historic and Design Review Commission
December 19, 2018
We supported the Office of Historic Preservation’s finding that three Westside structures should be recognized as landmarks: the old Valencia Grocery/Compadres Place at 219 N. San Marcos, the shotgun house at 428 S. San Augustine, and the adjacent commercial building at 430 S. San Augustine.
Each of these buildings contributes to the architectural and cultural history of the surrounding Mexican-American neighborhood. Read our statement to find out what makes them significant.
The HDRC agreed that these three properties should be designated.
December 13, 2018
The City Clerk received our statement of written testimony urging the City Council to adapt the Mission Historic District Guidelines. These guidelines will ensure that future growth and development will respect the historic character of the area.