Historical Preservation Committee

Meetings

  • 6:30 PM
  • The 4th Thursday of January, April, July and October
  • Bob Andrews Conference Room Bldg.1

Members

MemberTerm Expiration
Dean Weirtz, Chair May 31, 2020
Debbie Krause, Vice ChairMay 31, 2020
Paul Ringenbach, Committee MemberMay 31, 2019
Sue Boissonneault, Committee MemberMay 31, 2020
Lou Foehrkolb, Committee MemberMay 31, 2020
LaDonna Bacon, Committee MemberMay 31, 2019
Pete Perez, Committee MemberMay 31, 2019
David Lynch, Committee MemberMay 31, 2019
Dean Midlick, Committee MemberMay 31, 2020
John Baker, Committee MemberMay 31, 2019
Judith ‘Lynn’ Foehrkolb, Committee MemberMay 31, 2020
Elizabeth Strong, Committee MemberMay 31, 2020
Rosalyn Wise, Committee MemberMay 31, 2019
Letticia Sever, Committee MemberMay 31, 2020


Volunteer

Volunteers can contact Dean Weirtz at (210) 651-0394.

About Us

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.

Committee Involvement

  • City Historical Place Designation
  • Historical Archive Collection
  • Historical Church and Cemetery Designation
  • Community Outreach
  • Historical Museum Development
  • Schertz Historical Research Project

Recent News

  • 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.

Art Portfolio

  • 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.


Walter Schertz Birth  Certificate

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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.

Additional Information

For additional information on eligibility requirements see the following: