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File #: 18-6938   
Type: Resolution
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 3/7/2019
Posting Language: Resolution to start landmark designation for 1411 W Ashby Place with a waiver of application fees and the authorization of a Memorandum of Agreement with the San Antonio Independent School District for SAISD to mitigate the loss of Beacon Hill #22 and implement mitigation strategies for structures of historical significance. Funds are available in the City’s FY 2019 General Fund Budget. [Roderick Sanchez, Assistant City Manager; Shanon Shea Miller, Director, Office of Historic Preservation].
Attachments: 1. Draft Ordinance, 2. Memorandum of Agreement, 3. Exhibit A - Cultural Heritage Curriculum Proposal, 4. Resolution 2019-03-07-0023R
DEPARTMENT: Office of Historic Preservation
DEPARTMENT HEAD: Shanon Shea Miller, Director
COUNCIL DISTRICT IMPACTED: District 1
SUBJECT:
Consideration and action regarding a Resolution to initiate landmark designation for 1411 W Ashby Place and the authorization of a Memorandum of Agreement between the City of San Antonio (City) and San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) for SAISD to mitigate the loss of Beacon Hill #22 and to implement mitigation strategies for structures of historical significance.
SUMMARY:
This resolution requests direction from City Council to move forward with historic landmark designation for the property at 1411 W Ashby Place. On November 7, 2018, the Historic and Design Review Commission (HDRC) found that the property is historically significant and recommended that the property be considered for landmark designation.
Staff finds that Beacon Hill #22 meets eight of the 16 criteria for evaluation and is eligible for landmark designation.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
Located within the original 36 square miles of San Antonio, the historic 1915 Beacon Hill School #22 is exemplary of educational institutions built during the Progressive Era. The school embodies San Antonio's history of this late 19th and early 20th century period as a reflection of the innovative political, social, cultural and economic reforms that took place at that time, especially in education, technology, and equality for women, children and immigrants.
The structure was designed by prominent San Antonio architect Leo M.J. Dielmann, named school board architect in 1914, and was one of a group of schools erected by the school board in 1915, along with Collins Garden, Lopez Street School, Starr Street School, Highland Park School, and the ground floor of the Calhoun School. Dielmann's career paralleled the period of the Progressive Era, and his designs characterize the progressive spirit of the time. His most notable works include San Antonio Landmarks such as the Convent...

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