Welcome to Power of Preservation
Thank you for visiting the Power of Preservation Foundation (PoP)!
PoP is dedicated to supporting historic preservation right here in San Antonio. We host a number of fundraising events every year, including the Preservation PROMenade which recognizes and celebrates the achievements of leaders within our preservation community.
Started in 2012, the Power of Preservation Foundation (PoP) is a coalition of advocates, businesses, neighborhoods, and agencies interested in promoting the literal “power” of preservation in our community. While many citizens, business leaders and elected officials may not self-identify as preservationists, most people value that which preservation is about: a sense of place, a sense of community, reinvestment in downtown and the central city, adaptive reuse of existing buildings and infrastructure, economic development, protection of neighborhoods, authenticity, walkability, and sustainability. Historic preservation is truly economic, cultural and environmental sustainability! Proceeds raised by PoP support the hands-on preservation programs of the Office of Historic Preservation, including OHP’s S.T.A.R. project (Students Together Achieving Revitalization). More information available here: http://sanantonio.gov/historic/STAR.aspx.
In addition to support of preservation programs, PoP seeks to engage young professionals and students to become the next generation of preservationists. For more information, visit the SA Preservation Facebook page.
The Preservation PROMenade
PROM is held the 4th Thursday in October in a place that will bring awareness or highlight the potential for reuse of historic buildings around the city. The inaugural event was held on October 25, 2012, at the Mission Road Power Plant.
PoP celebrated the 2nd-annual Preservation PROMenade on Thursday, October 24, 2013, at the Inter-Continental Motors Building.
In 2014, PROM took guests back to 1968 at the historic Women’s Pavilion at Hemisfair Park. Stay tuned for ticket information and sponsorship opportunities!
On October 22, 2015, we’ll be celebrating the golden age of aviation at Stinson Airport! Join us!
(Save the Date here)