Park Cities Historic & Preservation Society
The roots of Park Cities Historic & Preservation Society (PCHPS) reach back to 1982 with the creation of Park Cities Historical Society to preserve, protect and promote the historic, cultural and aesthetic attributes and traditions of the Park Cities. The society originally was active in four distinct areas of historical interest:
- An extensive photographic survey of Park Cities residences
- A landmark designation program for buildings and sites
- An educational program about the history and heritage of the Park Cities
- Saving one of the Park Cities' oldest homes by moving it to Old City Park
Founded in 2000, Preservation Park Cities worked to preserve the character and legacy of our community, encompassing the preservation of our trees, parks, and pedestrian-friendly streets. This organization also instituted a recognition program for preservation-minded homeowners, an annual Historic Home Tour attended by over 1,000 people each year, and a survey of a portion of the Hackberry Creek neighborhood for possible Texas Historic Preservation designation.
In 2006 the Historical Society and Preservation Park Cities recognized that they were working for similar purposes and merged. Together the organizations have recognized over 150 homes and building sites, through rigorous evaluation, with bronze plaques posted on each site. The current community-led society is an active, cohesive organization that continues to protect and promote the historic, architectural, cultural and aesthetic legacy of the Park Cities.