Historical Preservation Committee
- 6:30 PM
- The 4th Thursday of January, April, July and October
- Bob Andrews Conference Room Bldg.1
|Dean Weirtz, Chair||May 31, 2020|
|Debbie Krause, Vice Chair||May 31, 2020|
|Paul Ringenbach, Committee Member||May 31, 2019|
|Sue Boissonneault, Committee Member||May 31, 2020|
|Lou Foehrkolb, Committee Member||May 31, 2020|
|LaDonna Bacon, Committee Member||May 31, 2019|
|Pete Perez, Committee Member||May 31, 2019|
|David Lynch, Committee Member||May 31, 2019|
|Dean Midlick, Committee Member||May 31, 2020|
|John Baker, Committee Member||May 31, 2019|
|Judith ‘Lynn’ Foehrkolb, Committee Member||May 31, 2020|
|Elizabeth Strong, Committee Member||May 31, 2020|
|Rosalyn Wise, Committee Member||May 31, 2019|
|Letticia Sever, Committee Member||May 31, 2020|
Volunteers can contact Dean Weirtz at (210) 651-0394.
We are a small group of 14 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.
An exciting feature of our committee work involves planning and development of the resources for a City history-heritage museum.
- City Historical Place Designation
- Historical Archive Collection
- Historical Church and Cemetery Designation
- Community Outreach
- Historical Museum Development
- Schertz Historical Research Project
- One of the functions of the Historic Preservation Committee is to ensure that important documents that tell our community's history are cared for appropriately. The art portfolio below belonged to Larry Dawson, grandson of Adolph Schertz and son of Lorna (Schertz) Dawson. The portfolio was saved from destruction and preserved as an important collection of sculptures and paintings produced by one of Schertz's most talented and accomplished professional artists.
- The committee also has in its possession a copy of a baptismal certificate that belonged to Walter A. Schertz, dated 1922. Walter A. Schertz was instrumental in developing the Aviation Heights neighborhood and in bringing water from Edwards Aquifer to Schertz through the city's Water Works. His birth certificate was torn into several pieces, but restored to its original beauty by restoration artists at the History House of San Antonio. The document represents an early 20th century commitment to decorative design for certificate preparation. The committee plans to offer the certificate to the city for possible display in Council Chambers.
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.
For additional information on eligibility requirements see the following:
- Remembrances Newsletter Summer 2018
- Remembrances 2018-3
- Remembrances Newsletter - Spring 2018
- Remembrances Special Edition Article 2018-2: 2018 Influenza/Flu Outbreak vs. Historic Epidemic Episodes
- Remembrances Newsletter-Winter 2018
- Remembrance Special Edition Art. 2018-1
- Dont Mess With Texas Trash - Adopt A Highway 482 (PDF)
- Remembrances Article 2015 - 5 (PDF)
- Remembrances Article 2017 - 3 (PDF)
- Remembrances Newsletter Summer 2015 (PDF)
- Remembrances Newsletter Summer 2017 (PDF)
- Remembrances Special Edition Article 2017 - 4 (PDF)
- Remembrances Special Edition Article-Origins of Randolph AFB (PDF)
- SHPC ETC. (PDF)
- SHPC Annual Report 2017
- Remembrances 2018-5 The Schertz Family Legacy
- Remembrances Article 2018-4 Alsace, France - Family Migration to Central Texas
- Remembrances Newsletter Fall 2018