Posted on: June 14, 2017

Downtown Plano's National Register Nomination Receives Unanimous State Approval

Historic Downtown Plano

The City of Plano has submitted an application for Historic Downtown Plano to be listed on the National Register for Historic Places.

On May 20, the Texas Historical Commission’s History Programs Division recommended unanimous approval of Downtown Plano’s ...

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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: June 14, 2017

City Council Approves Tax Exemptions for 82 Heritage Properties

Heritage Resource Properties

Eighty-two heritage resource properties were approved by Plano City Council to receive tax exemptions on April 10.

The City’s annual Heritage Tax Exemption Program was established in 1984 as an incentive for owners of historic properties to maint...

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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: June 14, 2017

What's the Latest on the Downtown Mural Project Update?

Downtown Plano Mural Project

The Plano Art Association is partnering with the Historic Downtown Plano Association to launch a new project that brings the first three murals to Downtown Plano.

On May 23, the Heritage Commission approved a concept design of the first mural, which will b...

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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Saigling House Inches Closer to National & State Designations

Saigling House

A nomination to have the Saigling House listed on the National Register of Historic Places will be considered by the Texas Historical Commission’s State Board of Review on Sept. 16 in Midland.

An application is also being prepared to have the hou...

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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Experience Summer Camps with Heritage Preservation Partners

Heritage Farmstead Museum Summer Camps

Keep your kids busy this summer by participating in summer camps hosted by the Interurban Railway Museum and the Heritage Farmstead Museum.

There are plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy - from engineering adventures at the Interurban to sack races a...

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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Vital to Victory: How Motorwomen Challenged & Changed the World

Vital to Victory

There’s still time to see the Interurban Railway Museum’s new contemporary exhibit - Vital to Victory-How Motorwomen Challenged & Changed The World.

The exhibit features the often-untold lives of women in the rail industry, from ear...

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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Wrap Up Historic Preservation Month

Preservation Month 2017

We celebrated National Historic Preservation Month in May. A proclamation was presented by Mayor Harry LaRosiliere on May 8 to the Heritage Commission and the City’s heritage preservation partners.

With assistance from the Interurban Railway Muse...

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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Certificates of Appropriateness Activity Makes Upswing

The approval of 14 Certificates of Certificates of Appropriateness (CAs) occurred between February and April, with two approvals by the Heritage Commission and 12 approvals by staff.

  • The Heritage Commission Approved 2 CAs, which included:
    • Awning roof replac...
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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: March 6, 2017

Go Wildcats! Leave a Mark on Plano History

During their time at Wildcat Stadium, Plano won the state championship in 1965, 1967 and 1971. A marker created by The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation and funded by the City of Plano Heritage Preservation Grant program was placed at Williams F...

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City of Plano Heritage Preservation