Historic Preservation

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The Historic Preservation section of the Planning Services Division is charged with planning for the preservation of Abilene's unique architectural and historical resources. The Planning Services Division administers the historic preservation ordinances, assists the Abilene Landmarks Commission in their duties and responsibilities, and processes applications for Historic Overlay zoning, Certificates of Appropriateness, and Historic Project Tax Reductions for consideration by the Landmarks Commission and City Council.

For information regarding historic preservation in the City of Abilene, including zoning and application requirements, please contact:

Planning Services Division 
(325) 676-6230

Historic Buildings in Abilene

The city of Abilene, Texas boasts many historic buildings from the late Victorian hardscrabble beginnings of the town, to Gothic Revival high-rises, and mid-century modern commercial buildings.

Historic Buildings Database

If you have any additional information or comments about the survey or any buildings that you feel are a historic or cultural resource to Abilene, please feel free to contact the Planning Services Division at (325) 676-6230. All comments are welcome.

Historic Preservation Applications

Landmarks Commission Application

Landmarks Information Handout

Landmarks Commission Meeting Dates & Application Deadlines 2019

Abilene Register of Historic Places
Abilene Historic Preservation Trivia
Understanding Historic Overlay Zoning
Learn More About Abilene History

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