When Joseph Magoffin helped write the articles of Incorporation for El Paso, he helped shape the modern city. In this series, we will compare Joseph’s vision for El Paso to what is has become in the last 150 years. Guest speakers from municipal agencies will be invited to speak about their departments and let us know why and when we might need to call upon them to help us keep El Paso thriving.
This session, we will discuss what it means to live in a historic district and what resources are available to homeowners with El Paso’s Historic Preservation Officer, Providencia Velásquez, the Chief Preservation Officer for the City of El Paso, and learn about her work and vision for El Paso. One of the defining features of El Paso is the architectural gems scattered across its landscape—from the historic Missions to downtown El Paso’s Trost masterpieces, Segundo Barrio’s tenement houses and the craftsman homes of Manhattan Heights and beyond. Learn more about the City of El Paso Historic Preservation Office which helps the home and business owners in these districts preserve these important buildings. This session will be particularly useful for anyone who lives or works in a historic building as it will highlight locally available resources.
This is a series meant to help us all become more aware of and confident in using city services available to us all and to celebrate 150 years of being an incorporated city in Texas. Call in advance to 915-533-5147, ext. 1002, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.