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


Outbuildings provide secondary uses on a historic property.  Historic properties once often included outbuildings of many types such as smokehouses, chicken coops, servants quarters and carriage barns. Those most likely to be still standing are garages, sheds, guest houses, and garage apartments. The preservation of outbuildings contributes to the understanding of historic lifestyles and historic building techniques. 

Preserves History

  • Repairing outbuildings using in-kind materials that match the existing texture and pattern of historic materials.
  • Ensuring that non-historic elements such as carports are compatible with historic buildings and do not block the view of historic buildings or historic outbuildings.

Damages History

  • Repairing outbuildings with synthetic materials.
  • Installing pre-fabricated outbuildings not compatible with the period and style of historic buildings.