Preserving Houston's History & Homes
Avenue knows that home is more than a house. Home is a feeling of being rooted, of being connected, to the community and its history.
Historic preservation strengthens pride of place and connects us not only to each other but to past generations who have paved the way – literally – for us. Through historic preservation, we honor those Houstonians who started this city, built our first neighborhoods, paved our streets, began our schools and hospitals, and laid the foundations for the world-class urban center we live in today.
Historic preservation also serves as an important tool for building civic engagement, rallying neighbors, and spurring economic development. When we work to keep a piece of history, we make a meaningful investment in our community.
Avenue’s first historic preservation project took place in 1993 when we partnered with the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance (now Preservation Houston) to restore the Cannata Houses, two Victorian-era shotgun houses which were in danger of demolition.
Avenue works with communities to obtain historic designations. These designations build camaraderie between residents, help protect and improve property values, and incentivize economic activity.
Avenue works not only to preserve the historical architecture of individual buildings, but also the historic character of our core neighborhoods. Ongoing real estate development is part and parcel of any growing city and can be an important catalyst for economic growth and opportunity.
Avenue pursues historic preservation strengthens pride of place and connects us, not only to each other but to past generations who have paved the way for us.