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San Antonio historic commission votes to preserve Whitt Printing Building

Photo courtesy of Anisa Schell of the Tier One Neighborhood Coalition

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — The City of San Antonio Historic and Design Review Commission voted to preserve and secure the historic Whitt Printing Building on the city’s westside.

The approved plan will allow for full preservation of the 90-year-old concrete structure, including all five of its bays and its front facade. In order to secure the structure, the roof, concrete masonry infill and interior debris will be removed.

The plan was approved with an 8-0 vote and with the support of the property owner.

“Maintaining the public’s safety, as well as protecting the historic fabric of our community, are both priorities for the City of San Antonio,” said Mike Shannon, Development Services Director, and Shanon Miller, Office of Historic Preservation Director. “The unanimous action by the HDRC will preserve the historic Whitt Printing Building’s structure and facade, while also securing the site to ensure the safety of those who want to enjoy it. This collaboration between the Development Services Department, the Office of Historic Preservation, the property owner and the preservation community strikes a great compromise for all involved.”

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