February 2017
Message from Shanon Shea Miller
AICP, Director

Spring is just around the corner, so be on the lookout for new programs and opportunities provided by OHP! On Valentine's Day, we hosted our 7th annual Historic House Specialist course at the Plaza de Armas.  Annually, we partner with SABOR to secure certification of the course which enables us to offer CE credits to realtors.   
Through a full day of presentations and informational sessions, over 70 real estate professionals learned how to effectively market and sell historic properties, finance a rehabilitation project, and advise their clients about historic styles and appropriate construction materials. Congratulations to OHP specialist Lauren Sage for a job well done in planning and executing this event. We look forward to holding another SOLD OUT training in the future!

We are also excited to be unveiling TWO awesome fiesta medals for OHP and the Power of Preservation Foundation at Cool Crest Miniature Golf on April 7. Both medals and ticket sales will support hands-on preservation programs administered by OHP. Tickets are on sale now at the link below!

Finally, I'd like to welcome our newest OHP team member Stephanie Phillips. Stephanie started this month as our new Senior Historic Preservation Specialist. She is very talented and passionate about preservation, and we are excited to have her. Welcome, Stephanie!

For up-to-date notifications and resources, don't forget to visit our website at www.sapreservation.com!
Upcoming Events
Wood Window Certification
Have you ever had a hard time finding a contractor to repair your home’s wood windows? Is paying a contractor outside of your budget? If so, now you can do it yourself. Join OHP on March 3 and 4 for a Wood Window Repair Workshop to be held at the Richter House at HemisFair Park. The workshop will be led by Master Craftsman, Victor Salas of ARTchitectural Interiors. Contractors will become certified by OHP for wood window repair in San Antonio. Contact Edward Hall for more information or REGISTER by February 24.
SApreservation 5k Series
We can help you with your New Year’s resolution to get in shape. Join us for our first historic fun run of the 2017 series! 

Who: Those interested in fitness and history!
Where: Laurel Heights UMC, 227 W Woodlawn
When: February 25, start at 9 am

Click to register, or read more about the series on our blog.
Fiesta Medal Unveiling and Mini-Golf Extravaganza
It's the Mini-Golf party of the year! Join us for food, drinks, music, mini-golf, prizes, and a medal unveiling for OHP and PoP 2017 Fiesta medals. Ticket and medal sales will support hands-on preservation programs taking place this year. Register and pre-purchase your medals today!
Programs and Initiatives
Eastside Churches Survey
In 2016, we launched ScoutSA as our comprehensive survey and designation initiative. ScoutSA utilizes the Discovery App: a mobile web application that anyone can use to collect property information. Visit our surveys page to find out how to use the tool and become a scout!

This spring City Council District 2 and OHP undertook a new survey and designation effort focusing on historic Eastside churches. Dozens of sites were documented and researched, resulting in a preliminary list of over 30 properties that are eligible for historic designation. Read more on our blog or view the churches inventory that was built using the Discovery App!
From OHP Staff
New Senior Historic Preservation Specialist
Stephanie Phillips joins  OHP with a background in architectural design, preservation technology, and community engagement. She holds a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Most recently, Stephanie served as a Project Design Assistant with the State Preservation Board in Austin, primarily in the planning and execution of the 2016 Exterior Preservation Project of the Texas State Capitol. She is an active member of the Association for Preservation Technology (APT), the Mid Tex Mod chapter of DOCOMOMO US, and Preservation Texas. Welcome, Stephanie!
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