Preservation Programs

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The San Antonio Conservation Society offers various programs designed to support preservation and rehabilitation projects. We host annual an annual Preservation Awards event, operate two historic house museums available for tours, facilitate building grants once a year for restoration of historic structures, and more!

Historic Preservation Awards

Every other year, we hold a Historic Preservation Awards event. The Texas Preservation Hero, Amanda Cartwright Taylor, and Lynn Ford Craftsman Awards honor those who have reached the highest level of accomplishment in historic preservation.  Our  Building Awards recognize the quality of preservation work achieved in the built environment.

Texas Preservation Hero Award medallion with Society seal

Building Grants

The San Antonio Conservation Society offers grants once a year for the restoration or rehabilitation of residential or commercial historic structures that are at least 50 years old.  We typically begin taking applications at the beginning of August with a deadline at the end September.  Be sure to go to the Building Grants page for the official dates – no applications will be accepted before or after the official dates.

Photo of Yturri Edmunds Plaster Adobe Work 1992


From time-to-time the San Antonio Conservation Society Foundation accepts facade easements as a means of insuring the preservation of historic structures. The Foundation currently holds fourteen facade easements and the permanent loan of a historic sign.

Albert Maverick Building

Historical Markers

The Society has placed historical markers on properties that it owns, or has otherwise played a key role in saving over the years. The Society has also partnered with public and private agencies to mark and interpret important historic locations throughout San Antonio and Bexar County.  In addition, there are other types of markers to identify sites with historic significance at the local, state, and national level.

Photo of Ellis Alley Historical Marker

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