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Fort Worth’s historic preservation department declared ‘endangered.’ Now, city will add staff


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#1 John T Roberts

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Posted 16 September 2022 - 11:02 AM

Back in May, Historic Fort Worth, Inc. put the City's Preservation Department on its Endangered List to try to get the city to hire more preservation planners for the department.  Evidently, it worked.  Instead of trying to list all of the statistics, I'm providing a link to an article in the Fort Worth Report on the topic.  They have all of the statistics that HFW discovered in our search about preservation departments in other cities in Texas.

 

https://fortworthrep...will-add-staff/

 

Back when I was Chairman of Historic Fort Worth, I met with our former Mayor, and I was told that preservation was the lowest on the list of priorities. 



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Posted 16 September 2022 - 04:22 PM

Great article by the Fort Worth Report, and glad to see the issue is being addressed. 



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Posted 19 September 2022 - 07:52 AM

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Back when I was Chairman of Historic Fort Worth, I met with our former Mayor, and I was told that preservation was the lowest on the list of priorities. 

 

This made me LOL. One doesn't have to be told this- it is intuitively obvious from looking at what happens in this City.

 

And a massive kudos to HFW Inc. If it weren't for this group, I fear what we would have left at this point is a bunch of parking lots and QTs. The yearly list is really a great model for the kind of publicity that can move the needle in a huge way.

 

I guess the narrative for the 2022 list has not yet been posted on their website... looking forward to reading their full report.



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Posted 19 September 2022 - 09:01 AM

Since I am still on the Board of Directors, I will see if I can get the 2022 narrative put on the website.






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