Greater Houston Preservation Alliance

Purpose: To promote the preservation and appreciation of Houston’s architectural and cultural historic resources.

712 Main Street, Suite 110
Houston, Texas 77002
(713) 216-5000/fax: (713) 216-2143

Ramona Davis, Executive Director

David Bush, Director, Programs and Information

Thomas McWhorter, Director, Historic Neighborhoods Council

Publications: For Preservation, quarterly newsletter; Historic Neighborhoods Council e-newsletter, monthly.

Programs: Preservation advocacy, Good Brick Awards, Historic Neighborhoods Council, architectural walking tours, realtor programs, Heritage Education Program, heritage tourism promotion.

Major Events: Cornerstone Dinner presenting the Good Brick Awards, Jan 28, 2005; National Historic Preservation Week, May 9-13, 2005.

Speakers Bureau: GHPA can provide speakers to discuss the economics of historic preservation and the value of preservation in enhancing Houston’s quality of life.

Meeting Time: Historic Neighborhoods Council, last Saturday of each month. Architectural walking tours, fourth Sunday of each month. Annual membership meeting, Oct. See Web site for details.

Volunteer Opportunities: Architectural walking tour docents and ticket sellers. Historical research and photographic documentation of historic buildings for the Historic Neighborhoods Council. Periodic cleanups of historic neighborhoods and cemeteries. Other opportunities may be available. E-mail with any questions.