All that hard work installing new wind turbines and solar panels and employee vegetable gardens at the Houston Permitting Center — or even the talk about building a hot dog stand inside — hasn’t seem to have affected its historic status, since the former Butler Brothers Building on Washington Ave in the Old Sixth Ward was given a protected landmark designation yesterday. And what does the newly historic and well-preserved Permitting Center plan to do with this street cred? Why, host historic preservation fairs, of course!
The free, all-morning-long fair will take place Saturday, May 18, with workshops on how to research historic properties and how to snag tax exemptions, among other things.
- Historic Preservation Fair [City of Houston]
- Architecture: Designing the City of Houston Permitting Center [Studio Red]
- A building permit and a hot dog, please [Houston Politics]
- Previously on Swamplot: Coming to One End of Washington Ave: Vegetables, That’s What They All Say: The Kinds of Things You’ll Be Hearing at the New Permit Office, Pods Appear on Downtown Building, Grab Solar Panels with Wrench and Garden Hose, Downtown Warehouse Rehab: Houston’s Next Permit Office
Photo: City of Houston via Swamplot inbox