Historical Preservation Committee
Meets the 4th Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Bob Andrews Conference Room, 1400 Schertz Parkway, Building 1. Note: No meetings in November or December.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
|Dr. Miguel Vasquez, Chair||March 31, 2024|
|Christopher Hormel, Vice Chair||March 31, 2024|
|Becki Babcock , Member||March 31, 2024|
|Rosalyn Wise, Member||March 31, 2024|
|Maggie Titterington, Member||March 31, 2025|
|Tricia Whitman, Member||March 31, 2025|
We are a small group of Schertz volunteers interested in preserving the historic remnants of our city’s rich past. The City’s heritage dates back to the mid-19th century and the arrival of the first European settlers to the Cibolo River Valley.
The committee has two publications on local history available for sale. "Schertz, Texas: The Story of Great Ancestry, Legacy, and Development" is available for $15, and "Schertz, Texas: A Photo History" is available for $25. These books can be viewed and purchased at the Schertz Public Library, Schertz Visitor Center, and Schertz City Hall Water Department.
- City Historical Place Designation
- Historical Archive Collection
- Historical Church and Cemetery Designation
- Community Outreach
- Historical Museum Development
- Schertz Historical Research Project
Schertz Main Street Area Preservation Incentive Program
In order to facilitate the preservation of historic structures to promote the economic vitality of the Main Street area as a tourist destination, the City of Schertz is offering incentives that will serve to improve existing properties and businesses within this area.
Matching funds up to $20,000 per property are available for the cost of renovations. The aim of the program is to protect, enhance, and preserve the historic resources and landmarks which represent distinctive element of the City of Schertz’ historic, architectural, economic, cultural, and social heritage by providing property owners an incentive for protecting their property; stabilize and improve property values; foster civic pride in the beauty and accomplishments of the past, and to promote the use of the historic structures for the culture, education, and general welfare of residents, and strengthen the economy of the city by protecting and enhancing the attractiveness of the Main Street area to residents and visitors, as well as provide support and stimulus to businesses.
Application for Landmark Property or Heritage Neighborhood Designation
Follow the link below to complete the application to apply for approval to have a structure, residence, neighborhood, or designated area within the city limits and/or Extra Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) of Schertz, Texas, designated as either a “Landmark” property or a “Heritage Neighborhood.” “Landmark Property” shall mean any site or structure, designated by the Schertz Historical Preservation Committee (SHPC) and declared as such by a majority vote of the Schertz City Council that is of exceptional cultural, archaeological, or architectural significance. “Heritage Neighborhood” shall mean a significant concentration, linkage, or continuity of sites or structures united architecturally, archaeologically, or culturally, by plan or physical development in the past.
When you complete the form, it is automatically submitted to the committee for review.
For additional information on eligibility requirements see the following: