- Access Nacogdoches City Documents (committee and council agendas and meetings, forms, local ordinances, etc.) here hosted by Laserfische Weblink.
- The Historic Landmark Preservation Committee, an appointed board made up of Nacogdoches citizens, meets each month on the 1st Monday at 5:15 in the Commission Chambers of City Hall. Each property zoned historic is subject to the historic zoning ordinances as enforced by the HLPC, this includes all exterior and property changes but does NOT include painting the exterior or any interior modifications that do not effect the exterior. A property owner should complete an application for a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) available here. The HLPC also approves Historic Restoration Grant applications.
- The laws that support and govern historic preservation in Nacogdoches are in two places. The City of Nacogdoches Zoning Ordinance is availabe here on the city's website. The Nacogdoches, Texas - Code of Ordinances, Chapter 50 - Historic Preservation is available here via municode.com.
- A property owner can request inclusion in the historic overlay. Please contact the Historic Sites Department for more information.
- You can find the City of Nacogdoches's interactive maps here, including the historic zoning/fire limits map.
- You can access the three volume 1986 Victor and Victor Survey below. This was a very detailed nine-month survey that provided the first real assessment of historic Nacogdoches.
- Click here to access the 1990 NRHP Multiple Property Documentation Form, "Historic and Architectural Resources of Nacogdoches, Texas." This is a detailed history prepared for the National Register of Historic Places and can be used as a contextual source for nominating additional properties in the future.
- Access the Commercial Architecture Guide developed for this project from Richard W. Longstreth's Buildings of Main Street: A Guide to American Commercial Architecture here.
- Access the "Conditions Guidelines" developed for this project here.
- Brochure about local architect, Diedrich Rulfs.
- City of Nacogdoches Historic Sites - http://www.ci.nacogdoches.tx.us/departments/historicsites.php
- Texas Historical Commission - http://www.thc.state.tx.us/
- National Park Service's Preservation Program - http://www.nps.gov/history/preservation.htm
- Advisory Council on Historic Preservation - http://www.achp.gov/
- National Trust for Historic Preservation - http://www.preservationnation.org/
- Texas Historical Foundation - http://www.texashistoricalfoundation.org/
- National Council on Public History - http://ncph.org/cms/
- Campbell Center for Historic Preservation - http://www.campbellcenter.org/
- National Center for Preservation Technology & Training - http://ncptt.nps.gov/
- National Alliance of Preservation Commissions - http://www.uga.edu/napc/
- PreserveNet - http://www.preservenet.cornell.edu
- Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau - http://www.visitnacogdoches.org/
- The Texas Forest Trail Region - http://texasforesttrail.com/
- THC's Texas Mainstreet Program - http://www.thc.state.tx.us/mainstreet/msdefault.shtml
- Texas Downtown Association - http://www.texasdowntown.org/
- Cultural and Heritage Tourism Alliance - http://www.chtalliance.com/
- National Trust for Historic Preservation's Heritage Tourism Program - http://www.preservationnation.org/information-center/economics-of-revitalization/heritage-tourism/
- U.S. Department of Transportation's National Scenic Byways Program - http://byways.org/
- Exquisitely Bored in Nacogdoches (Photostream on Flickr of local buildings and architecture) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/82405087@N00/
- Pictures of Historic Nacogdoches (Private website of local buildings, architecture, and landscapes) - http://www.pictures-of-historic-nacogdoches.com/
- National Register of Historic Places - http://www.nps.gov/nr/research/
- The National Register's Photostream on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalregister/
- Historic American Buildings Survey, Historic American Engineering Record, and Historic American Landscapes Survey, 1933-Present (Library of Congress) - http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/habs_haer/
- Society of Architectural Historians - http://www.sah.org/
- Vernacular Architecture Forum - http://www.vernaculararchitectureforum.org/
- Society for Commercial Archaeology (Roadside Landscape) - http://www.sca-roadside.org/
- Dr. Tom Paradis's Architectural Styles of America - http://architecturestyles.org/
- Opacity (Abandoned Urban Ruins) - http://www.opacity.us/
- Dr. Jeffery Howe's A Digital Archive of American Architecture - http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/fa267/default.html
- Agility Nut's Roadside Architecture - http://www.agilitynut.com/roadside.html
- American Institute of Architects - http://www.aia.org/
- Virginia & Lee McAlester's A Field Guide to American Houses (http://www.amazon.com/Field-Guide-American-Houses/dp/0394739698)
- Leland Roth's American Architecture: A History (http://www.amazon.com/American-Architecture-History-Icon-Editions/dp/0813336627/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1311872628&sr=1-3)
- Richard Longstreth's The Buildings of Main Street: A Guide to Commercial Architecture (http://www.amazon.com/Buildings-Main-Street-Architecture-Association/dp/0742502791/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1311873779&sr=1-9)
There is no way this project (2011-2012 THC CLG Grant) could have been completed without the assistance of SFA's students, paid, paying for a course, undergraduate, and graduate, my compatriot Dr. Paul Sandul, and Dr. Troy Davis, the Department of History chair, who fully supported our work. It is always heartening to find a way to connect with students, to make history come to life, to give a purpose for the study and discussion in the class room. This project has been, and will continue to be, a way to engage our students as well as the public, in the exploration of the past. The definition of public history! Not only did they learn about architectural styles and historic preservation but they also became familiar with their "home" town. They walked streets previously only driven. They took a moment, a la John Stilgoe, to connect with the everyday landscape. The "tech savvy" students in the Center Regional Heritage Research were continually gracious when I asked them to change "just one more thing" and to add "just a bit more." The Center's director Dr. Mark Barringer and manager Dr. Kelley Snowden gave generous support to this project through the purchase of an additional Yuma unit as well as hundreds of hours of paid student work. In fact, the Center's students began some of the earliest work on this project in summer 2010. This project is dedicated to all of these students because we are first and foremost teachers and through their efforts we will now be able to reach out to the public and begin to encourage it to learn about the built landscape of Nacogdoches and the often changing role of historic preservation in the oldest town in Texas. Thank you City of Nacogdoches for providing this opportunity - Brian Bray and Jessica Sowell - and the Engineering Department for your assistance with the hard stuff - Tred Riggs.
Dr. Perky Beisel
Fall 2010, HIS414 American Architecture
|William Burgess||Tim Gilbreath||Michael Harris|
|Jack Klug||Grovey Latimer||Amelia McComb|
|Molly Miller||Kandace Mullins||Amy Pariseau|
|Autumn Pendergras||Joyce Preston||Jonathan Scott|
|Clint Shelton||Jacqulyn Subar||Adam Tate|
|Blake Vandermolen||Vanessa Villegas||Mary Welch|
Spring 2011, HIS535 Introduction to Public History
|Greg Garcia||Joyce Pitts||Laura Blackburn|
|Megan Jenkins||Misty Hurley|
Summer 2011, HIS582 Internship in Public History
|W. Tracy Allen||Natalie Bach||Stephen DeLear|
|Misty Hurley||Ashley McDonald||Trent Nelson|
|Joyce Pitts||Whitney Rains||Pamela Temple|
Summer 2011, HIS475, Individual Internship in Public History
Fall 2012, HIS535 Introduction to Public History
History Department Student Workers
|Kimberly Frugi||Christina Milburn|
Center for Regional Heritage Research Graduate Assistants & Student Workers
|Cassandra Bennett||Samuel Burkholder||Ellen Denney|
|Ryan Gullett||Mick Haven||Ricardo Romero|
|Zac Selden||Damika Thomas|