Historic District Design Guidelines

These Guidelines should be used when planning and implementing renovations to buildings in the Historic Downtown District. 

Revised and updated November 2006 - funded in part through a Certified Local Government Grant from the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, as administered by the Texas Historical Commission.  Read more below.
North Main
Historic District Design Guidelines
Table of Contents
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Section
Page
Introduction
1
Historic Review Board
2
Historic Overview
3
General Guidelines
7
Building Types 
8
Special Features
11
Maintenance
13
Storefronts
  • Color
  • Windows
  • Entries
15
Awnings and Overhangs
23
Signs
  • Types of Signs
  • Window Sign
  • Projection Sign
  • Sign on Awning
  • Monument Sign
  • Freestanding Sign
  • Sign Illumination
  • Temporary Sign
28
Lighting
37
Painted Wall Murals
38
New Construction
39
Site Development
40
Temporary Buildings
41
Gardens and Beautification
42
Downtown Historic District Map i
Historic Ordinance
ii
Historical Review Board Application
xii
Application Requirements
xiii 


The contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Department of the Interior, nor does the mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Department of the Interior.

This program receives federal funds from the National Park Service. Regulations of the U.S. Department of the Interior strictly prohibit unlawful discrimination in departmental federally assisted programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, age or handicap. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility operated by a recipient of federal assistance should write to: 
Director, Equal Opportunity Program
U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
P.O. Box 37127
Washington, D.C. 20013-7127