Historic Preservation

Mark Miears

Development Services Director

mmiears@palestine-tx.org

(903) 731-8402

Greg Laudadio

Planner/Historic Preservation Officer

glaudadio@palestine-tx.org

(903) 731-8419

Athena Petty

Greg Hearn

Historic Preservation

Palestine City Hall

504 N. Queen Street
Palestine, TX 75801

Hours:
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fencing

Historically, fencing in Palestine included wood, iron, brick and a mix of wood and metal mesh.

Original fencing and walls should be preserved and repaired whenever possible using in-kind materials that match color, texture, scale, and design. When this is not possible or desirable due to environmental conditions or unavailability of historic materials, historically compatible materials should be used.

Building style and period of construction usually define the character of fencing and walls.

Preserves History 

  • Repairing deteriorated, broken, missing sections of the fence using in-kind materials.
  • Exactly copying existing features, such as wood picket or post designs.
  • When a fence cannot be repaired or replaced exactly, using a fence design that is historically compatible with the design of the building.

Damages History 

  • Using synthetic or man-made materials.
  • Using welded steel fencing, sheet metal fencing, or hurricane fencing.
  • Using unplastered concrete block, adobe, or poured concrete walls or other historically incompatible materials.
  • Placing fence taller than 3 feet in height at the front property line.