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NEW: Killeen High School/ City Hall Listed in the National Register of Historic Places

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Kileen High School/City Hall National register of Historic PlacesThe nomination package for Killeen High School, prepared by Hicks & Company for the City of Killeen, was accepted by the National Park Service and officially listed in the National Register of Historic Places on May 18, 2015. Built in 1923, the school served all grades until WWII when Killeen’s population exploded with establishment of Fort Hood and additional schools were built. After being decommissioned by the school district, Killeen’s oldest extant school building was rehabilitated 1993. The three-story red brick building now serves as the Killeen City Hall.

The National Register of Historic Places is the nation’s official list of historically significant properties and listing denotes that a property is worthy of preservation.  The high school-turned-City Hall joins over three thousand properties in the state with the designation.

Click here to see the official announcement list.

Webberville Historic Resources Survey

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Hicks & Company has been contracted by Travis County to survey historic resources in the Webberville area. The survey, funded in part by a Certified Local Government Grant from the National Park Service and administered by the Texas Historical Commission, is part of an ongoing effort by the Travis County Historical Commission to document the historic-built environment in rural parts of the county. The first phase of this survey documented the area north of US 290 and east of SH 130 and was completed by Hicks & Company in 2010.

This survey will provide a baseline for contextual and physical documentation for historic resources in the area. Project historians will identify, map, and photograph all historic-age properties and conduct archival research and oral history interviews. Surveyed properties will be assigned a low, medium, or high preservation priority based on the significance and physical integrity of each resource. The final report, prepared for the Travis County Historical Commission and the Texas Historical Commission, will assist the county in establishing preservation priorities and nominating individual properties for the National Register of Historic Places.

NRHP Plaque

Northeast Travis County Historic Resource Survey

Friday, March 11th, 2011

On behalf of Travis County, Hicks & Company has conducted a historic resource survey of northeast Travis County. The survey, funded in part by a Certified Local Government Grant from the National Park Service as administered by the Texas Historical Commission, provided baseline contextual and physical documentation for historic resources in the rapidly changing rural northeast section of the county. Project historians identified, mapped, and photographed all historic-age properties (forty years and older). Through archival research and oral history interviews, historians developed a historic context for the project area in order to analyze the resources identified during the survey. Properties were assigned a low, medium, or high preservation priority based on the significance and physical integrity of each resource. The final report, prepared for the Travis County Historical Commission and the Texas Historical Commission, will assist the County in establishing preservation priorities and nominating individual properties to the National Register of Historic Places.

    The Weiss House evaluated during the Northeast Travis County Historic Resources Survey

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