Austin Historical Survey Wiki
The City of Austin Historic Preservation Office has been working in partnership with the University of Texas at Austin (UT) School of Architecture Historic Preservation program to develop a participatory, wiki-inspired web application to support the comprehensive survey of Austin's historic resources. The community launch takes place June 4.
The City of Austin Historic Preservation Office and the University of
Texas at Austin School of Architecture Graduate Program in Historic
Preservation invite you to attend the community launch of the...
Monday, June 4, 2012
12:00 noon-1:00 pm
City Council Chambers
City Hall, 301 W. 2nd Street
The City of Austin Historic Preservation Office has been working in
partnership with the University of Texas at Austin (UT) School of
Architecture Historic Preservation program to develop a participatory,
wiki-inspired web application to support the comprehensive survey of
Austin's historic resources..
The community launch will provide an opportunity to present the project
to the public and local media, acknowledge funders, supporters and
volunteers, and provide a demonstration of the web tool to the media and
Please attend and celebrate the launch of this exciting and important
tool.. Meanwhile, get a sneak peek and explore and share information at
The Heritage Society of Austin has partnered on this project by
assisting in securing funding and providing volunteer support in adding
content to the Wiki. See below how you can be an important part of the
There are two primary ways to assist with this project:
1. Take photographs of City of Austin Landmarks. A description of
how to do this is in the "Wiki Photo Project" section of The Heritage Society.
2. Help with gathering and uploading other data including: historic
zoning ordinances, historic narratives of City of Austin Historic
Landmarks and other historically significant properties; and uploading
information from previous Heritage Homes Tours and other HSA events.
These tasks can be done at the HSA offices or offsite.
To volunteer, or for more information about either of these tasks,
please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Isaac Kremer at (512) 474-5198, ext. 7724.
For over fifty years, the Heritage Society of Austin has been Austin's
oldest and largest preservation non-profit group, with the stated
mission of promoting the recognition and experience of Austin's diverse
cultural heritage through the preservation of historic treasures and
places. Since its founding in 1953, the Society has made grants and
loans of over $2.8 million for restoration, education and other
projects. Society programs include the Heritage Homes Tour, Pioneer
Farms, the Preservation Awards Ceremony, and ongoing advocacy and
educational tours and events for our membership and the public.