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HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
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HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel
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HTown Day 2012 - Minnette Boesel

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Minnette Boesel, the City of Houston Mayor's Assistant for Cultural Affairs, presents on "City of Houston Cultural Resources: Why Are They Important to REALTORS?"

Minnette Boesel, the City of Houston Mayor's Assistant for Cultural Affairs, presents on "City of Houston Cultural Resources: Why Are They Important to REALTORS?"

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  • HP Ordinance amended several times, most recently in October 2010. City can designate both Landmarks (individual properties) and Historic Districts HAHC - 13 appointed members Most represent professions (archaeologist, historian, architect, remodeler/builder, real estate appraiser, etc) Four ‘citizen’ representatives
  • Located in First Montrose Commons, built 1912, designed by Birdsall P. Briscoe, designated as protected landmark 2011.
  • Main St Market Sq
  • Good example of a landmark designated more for its ‘cultural’ significance than ‘architectural’ importance. Designated 2011.
  • 12 National Register historic districts (no city protection) – Freedmen’s Town, Idylwood, Near Northside are NR districts
  • Most historic districts are clustered in Heights area (6), Montrose (6), and Museum District (4).
  • Developed in 1920s, 1930s - typical architect-designed revival styles of our museum-district historic neighborhoods – Boulevard Oaks, Broadacres, Shadow Lawn.
  • Early 20 th century ‘streetcar’ neighborhood of bungalows, Queen Annes, Craftsman. Norhill and Houston Heights have similar housing stock.
  • Early 20 th century ‘streetcar’ neighborhood of bungalows, Queen Annes, Craftsman. Norhill and Houston Heights have similar housing stock.
  • No charge for COAs, free consult with staff
  • Examples of ordinary repair and maintenance are – repair wood on a window, replace pieces of rotten siding with like material, painting exterior Replacing window or door may require COA Roof only requires COA if changing materials or shape of roof
  • The Planning Department’s web site address is www.HoustonPlanning.com On the left hand side click on Historic Preservation There will also be links to information on the City's Historic Preservation Ordinance, historic tax exemptions and individually designated historic landmarks outside the boundaries of Historic Districts.
  • Invite them to visit www.houstonpreservation.org, our new online community resource sponsored by the HAHC to help citizens connect our future to our past. Note great videos about a wide range of topics; makes learning delightful and more effective.
  • The website features all the residential properties, including new construction listed for sale, in the City's historic districts. HAR and the City of Houston collaborated to produce this tool. HAR.com is the first Multiple Listing Service in the nation to provide this service! Once you arrive at har.com, click the 'Find a Home' link. Next, you will find an option for 'Historic Districts' under the 'Select a Property Type' heading. From there, you will be able to explore listings of homes for sale in the city's designated historic districts.
  • The website features all the residential properties, including new construction listed for sale, in the City's historic districts. HAR and the City of Houston collaborated to produce this tool. HAR.com is the first Multiple Listing Service in the nation to provide this service! Once you arrive at har.com, click the 'Find a Home' link. Next, you will find an option for 'Historic Districts' under the 'Select a Property Type' heading. From there, you will be able to explore listings of homes for sale in the city's designated historic districts.
  • The website features all the residential properties, including new construction listed for sale, in the City's historic districts. HAR and the City of Houston collaborated to produce this tool. HAR.com is the first Multiple Listing Service in the nation to provide this service! Once you arrive at har.com, click the 'Find a Home' link. Next, you will find an option for 'Historic Districts' under the 'Select a Property Type' heading. From there, you will be able to explore listings of homes for sale in the city's designated historic districts.
  • The website features all the residential properties, including new construction listed for sale, in the City's historic districts. HAR and the City of Houston collaborated to produce this tool. HAR.com is the first Multiple Listing Service in the nation to provide this service! Once you arrive at har.com, click the 'Find a Home' link. Next, you will find an option for 'Historic Districts' under the 'Select a Property Type' heading. From there, you will be able to explore listings of homes for sale in the city's designated historic districts.
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    • 1. City of Houston Cultural Resources Why are they important to Realtors?Minnette BoeselMayor’s Assistant for Cultural Affairs 1
    • 2. Historic Preservation• City’s Historic Preservation program started in 1995.• City can designate both Landmarks and Historic Districts.• Houston Archaeological and Historical Commission meets monthly to review applications and issue Certificates of Appropriateness. 2
    • 3. Landmarks andHistoric Districts 3
    • 4. Landmarks• Approximately 300 currently• Range from structures built in 1800s to mid- century moderns.• Must have historical, cultural, or architectural significance.• Building generally must be at least 50 years old to be a landmark, unless exceptionally significant - ‘youngest’ was built in 1968. 4
    • 5. Dr. John Hoskins Foster House (1912)320 Branard Street – First Montrose Commons 5
    • 6. Stuart Building (1880) 304 Main Street – Main Street Market SquareBefore Restoration After Restoration 6
    • 7. Last Concert Café Complex (c. 1850, 1949)1403 Nance Street 7
    • 8. Raymond and Daisy Powell House 3640 Piping Rock Lane – River OaksMay 2011 8 July 1941
    • 9. Historic Districts• 19 city districts• Contain over 6000 properties• Covers only 2.5 sq mi of 656 sq mi in Houston.• Largest is Glenbrook Valley (1255 tracts), smallest is West Eleventh Place (10 tracts).• Most historic districts are clustered in Heights area (6), Montrose (6), and Museum District (4).• Glenbrook Valley is first post-WWII district and first district outside the loop. 9
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    • 11. Boulevard Oaks Boulevard Oaks1802 North Blvd (1927) 1611 North Blvd (1928) Russell Brown Company1617 South Blvd (1927)J. W. Northrop Jr. 1659 North Blvd (1935) Hiram Salisbury 1707 South Blvd (1927) J.W. Northrop Jr. 11
    • 12. Woodland Heights 501 Bryne521 Byrne 501 Byrne 719 Bayland506 Euclid 416 Euclid 12
    • 13. Glenbrook Valley 501 Bryne8610 Glen Aire 8210 Colgate
    • 14. Glenbrook Valley8015 Glen Forest Ct. 7911 Santa Elena 14
    • 15. Certificates of AppropriatenessA COA is required for:• New construction in historic districts• Additions or exterior alterations to existing structures• Relocation or demolition of contributing structure 15
    • 16. Certificates of AppropriatenessA COA is not required:• Ordinary repair and maintenance• Exterior paint, landscaping, HVAC units, light fixtures, porch ceiling fans, fences, re-roofing, mailboxes• Changes to the interior of the house• To rebuild your home back as it was if it is destroyed by fire or natural disaster• Demolition of a noncontributing (non-historic) structure 16
    • 17. Economic IncentivesHistoric Site Tax Exemption • Landmarks and contributing buildings may qualify if restoration expenses equal at least 50% of assessed improvement value prior to starting work • City will ‘look-back’ for expenses incurred up to five years prior to designation. • Exemption for up to 15 years. 17
    • 18. Online Resources 18
    • 19. www.HoustonPlanning.com 19
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    • 21. Historic District Homefinder 21
    • 22. Historic District Homefinder 22
    • 23. Historic District Homefinder 23
    • 24. Historic District Homefinder 24
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    • 49. Historic Preservation Program Q&AMinnette BoeselMayor’s Assistant for Cultural Affairsminnette.boesel@houstontx.gov832 393-1099 49

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