On Dec. 5, 2012, City Council approved “Germantown” as the newest protected historic district in the City . There are now 20 historic districts in Houston with more on the way!.  Also, the City did not waste any time putting up the coveted “Historic District” street signs. We are so proud!

In February, the non-profit organization, “Preservation Texas”, held a special day for all the previously-listed “most endangered neighborhoods” and recognized our neighborhood for being “saved” from possible future destruction. A presentation was made and our neighborhood was proudly recognized for all its efforts to save one of the most threatened historic neighborhoods in the State!

Neighborhood Happenings:

§   Major renovations continue at 101 Parkview! The Lensgrafs are eager to move into their first historic home in Fall 2013 and Bungalow Revival continues to amaze us with their true-to-period additions and renovations. We can’t wait to see the finished product!”

§   The new construction at 340 Parkview is also coming along.

As A Reminder
As Germantown Historic District residents, we are subject to the City’s Historic Preservation Ordinance. To ensure compliance, please contact the City’s Planning Department before making any changes to the outside of your home and be sure to get your usual City permits if needed. (Click on “City Links” above for Planning Department contact information)

• If your home is a contributing structure, don’t forget to submit your previous interior and exterior renovations to the City to see if you qualify for reduced property taxes (All renovations from Dec. 5, 2007 to present can be reviewed). A COA application should be used for the application.
• If you have any questions about the district or basic Ordinance requirements, please contact Wendy Parker at

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