Historic Preservation

Mark Miears

Development Services Director


(903) 731-8402

Greg Laudadio

Planner/Historic Preservation Officer


(903) 731-8419

Athena Petty

Greg Hearn

Historic Preservation

Palestine City Hall

504 N. Queen Street
Palestine, TX 75801

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


Overall foundation height and height of exterior foundation walls are important character-defining elements of historic buildings and care should be taken when repairing foundations and their exterior walls to maintain the foundation height of the historic building and utilize construction methods compatible with the historic methods.

Preserves History

  • Repair and maintain elements of the foundation using materials that are an exact match for existing elements.
  • Although often not visible from the street, maintenance and periodic inspection of building structure and foundation helps ensure building longevity.

Damages History 

  • Failure to maintain foundation and structural system, resulting in loss to property value.
  • Changing structural system and visible foundation features in ways that remove historic material.