Preservation symposium planned in San Marcos
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SAN MARCOS, Texas — The Texas Historical Commission (THC) will be sponsoring a symposium, Preservation and the Balanced Community, Jan. 14–15 at Texas State University in San Marcos . Sessions will feature experts on architecture, downtown and economic development. THC Executive Director F. Lawerence Oaks and San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz will provide opening remarks and, the keynote address will be given by State Historian Dr. Frank De La Teja.

Sessions include Economic Development Planning for Local Municipalities, How to Develop and Sustain an Effective and Active County Historical Commission (CHC) and Certified Local Government (CLG) Program, and Streetscapes, Traffic and TxDOT. A session titled Compatible Infill Architecture in Historical Contexts, will be conducted by THC commissioner and registered architect Donna Carter.

The session will focus on how to identify the aesthetic aspects of historic buildings, while considering how to apply these characteristics to the design review of new construction within historical contexts. The symposium will also feature a free walking tour of the San Marcos courthouse square by Main Street Manager Kelly Franks on Jan. 14 from 5–6 p.m.

To learn more about the symposium contact Tracy Hoffman with the THC’s Community Heritage Development Division at 512.475.3655 or

For more information on the THC’s CLG, Visionaries in Preservation or CHC Outreach programs visit
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