Welcome

Here you can find information on Current and Upcoming Neighborhood Events and Fundraisers to benefit the Monte Vista Neighborhood.

The Monte Vista Historic District is the largest and one of the oldest historic districts in the United States. The Monte Vista Historical Association came into existence in an attempt to halt loss of structures to demolition and decay.

Homes in this district were built in a prosperous era between 1890 and 1930 and represent Georgian, Moorish, Antebellum, Victorian, Queen Anne, Spanish and Hollywood bungalow styles.

Many of the builders and shapers of downtown San Antonio lived in these homes and have descendants living in the area today. In 1998, the Monte Vista Historical District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.


ALLEY UPDATE

You and your neighbors are cordially invited to participate in a community meeting to discuss the current and future status of our alleys in the Monte Vista Historic District.  If your alley has been  closed  for repairs with no end in sight or your alley has been forgotten and in need of   repair,  this meeting is for you!

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So spread the word!

Representatives from CPS Energy, San Antonio Water System (SAWS), Transportation & Capital Improvements (TCI, formerly Public Works), Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD), City of San Antonio and District 1 Field Office Staff will present the latest information on current work to be completed by end of 2014 fiscal year, September 29th, 2014 and what is planned for 2015 fiscal year.

 So bring your questions or your concerns so they may be addressed by these representatives.

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Monte Vista Historic District
Its Origin

Facing deterioration and developmental intrusion, neighborhood residents formed the Monte Vista Historical Association in 1973 to preserve the community. Monte Vista was designated a local historic district in 1975, and the historical association sought “to encourage the preservation of the distinctive heritage of the Monte Vista area; to keep the physical identity of this late nineteenth-early twentieth century district intact; and to educate the public, especially the youth, with the knowledge of our inherited neighborhood values which contribute to a wholesome urban environment.”


Architectural Review Committee: Scheduled Meeting Change

To better serve our community’s needs, the Architectural Review Committee will meet twice a month on the Second and Fourth Monday at 5:30 pm at the Landa Library Annex.

 

The Texas Historic Preservation Tax Credit

Its Impact on Monte Vista

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A workshop specifically tuned for owners, or potential owners, of income-producing and residential rental buildings, will be held at the Landa Library Annex on September 13th, 2014.  Come learn how the new State Historic Preservation Tax Credit can help make rehabilitation of your historic property a reality. The presentation will include an explanation of the eligibility requirements and the approval process. Your project could be eligible for 20-45% in tax credits.  (Click on Image to learn more)

Save the Date

Saturday, September 27, 2014

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6th Annual Historic Homeowner Fair

Pearl Full Goods Studio & Breezeway
9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Please stop by the Monte Vista Historical Association Exhibit.
Learn about the latest preservation efforts in Monte Vista.