(Nov. 3, 2010)--The Historic Preservation Association (HPA), a UTSA student organization, and the UTSA College of Architecture are working with the City of San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) Nov. 6-7 on volunteer projects in a near East Side neighborhood.
The group's most recent achievement is the restoration of the house at 934 Dawson St. Students worked with the OHP to save the 1920s home in the Dignowity Hill neighborhood. HPA members learned through hands-on training how to stabilize a foundation and restore wood windows, among other tasks. HPA members have worked on other projects including Historic Preservation Month last May and OHP restoration workshops and a homeowners fair.
Dignowity Hill is on the city's near East Side, two miles from downtown. Listed on the National Historic Registry of Neighborhoods, it is named for Anthony Michael Dignowity, a Czech-American writer, public official and physician born in Kuttenburg, Bohemia, in 1810.
According to the City of San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation website, Dignowity Hill was San Antonio's first exclusive residential suburb. The area was settled by Dignowity, who built his family home on a hill east of town and called it Harmony House.
During the latter part of the 19th century, Dignowity Hill, as it became known, was home to prominent San Antonio merchants and business owners who constructed large estates. Dignowity Hill was an exclusive and affluent residential area in San Antonio because of its high elevation, proximity to downtown, the size of the lots and lack of city water, which required residents to construct expensive water collecting systems.------------------------------
The UTSA Historic Preservation Association is an organization created by students seeking the Historic Preservation Certificate offered by the UTSA College of Architecture. The educational organization is dedicated to historic preservation and related areas of study through activities including volunteering, advocacy, community outreach, extracurricular scholarship and interdisciplinary collaboration. The group is centered on creating partnerships of opportunity and understanding at UTSA and in San Antonio.
The UTSA CACP welcomes renowned architect Cesar Pelli, FAIA, RIBA, JIA as part of the CACP’s 2016-17 Speaker Series. Pelli is founder and Senior Principal of the New Haven, Conn. firm Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects.
Buena Vista Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus
Join the combined UTSA Bands as they perform a program of holiday and seasonal-themed music! This program is appropriate for all ages and includes medleys and arrangements of well-known favorites. Tickets are $10; no free admission.
Arts Building, Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus
State Rep. Diego Bernal presents a Q&A panel discussion with MALDEF, RAICES and DMCA Immigration Law Firm about DACA and the current state of affairs for Dreamers. Opening remarks by Congressman Joaquin Castro and Congressman Lloyd Doggett.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Auditorium (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
Graduates from the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, College of Business, College of Education and Human Development and the College of Public Policy will participate in the first commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
Graduates from the College of Engineering, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, College of Sciences and University College will participate in the second commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
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