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Enchanted Rock

Enchanted Rock is located between Llano Texas and Fredericksburg Texas, not too far out of Fredericksburg

Llano Texas Old Texas Style Bridge

This bridge goes over the Llano River and is a great example of the beautifully preserved architecture in this area! Click HERE to contact Betty Saenz REALTOR® and expert in the buying and selling of historic homes in Llano Texas.

Water for Your Home: An Old Idea in a New Era

          This is the water storage unit from the Fredericksburg Texas Pioneer Museum. Click HERE to visit their website! This is a great example of how historic building concepts set the precedent for water collection systems that we now use! Below is a more current version of the same technology!  

Mid Century Modern Homes in Central Texas

There are many varieties of Mid Century Modern homes in Central Texas located in a wide range of neighborhood settings from urban downtown to country lake. Yet they all share an easily identifiable appearance characterized by a elegantly contemporary, futuristic designs that placed an emphasis on function. Classical styles and excessive features were removed to

Slate Roofs on Texas Historic Homes

Slate is a very rare, natural roofing material in Central Texas that has been busy protecting Texas historic homes and buildings for over a century. Not many people go to the trouble or expense to install slate in today’s world but there are still some slate roofs around on historic homes. In my travels as

New TV Show Finds “Home Diagnosis”

Home Diagnosis is a new TV series coming to Austin’s KLRU or your local PBS TV station in 2019. This science-based 6-episode 30-minute program features Home Performance Experts Grace and Corbett Lunsford. They created this show to demonstrate the ability of building science to improve the quality of our lives. Historic homes and even the

Visiting the Republic of Texas Embassy in London

On my recent trip to England, Texas was never far from my mind. I made some stops at historical places related to the story of Texas. Here’s a photo of my visit to 4 St. James’s Street in London. Many interesting people have stayed here over the years. It served as the unofficial embassy for

Texas Veteran Home Loans

The Texas Legislature created the Veterans Land Board in 1983 to administer the Veterans Housing Assistance Program also known as the VHAP, to assist Texas Veterans in buying land, purchasing a home, or making home improvements. Competitive, low-interest loans with little or no down-payment are available for eligible Texas Veterans, military members, and their spouses. *Please note that this

Texas Historical Commission 2017 Diversity Internship Opportunities

The Texas Historical Commission is accepting applications now for their paid Diversity Internship Program for people interested in historic preservation and Texas cultural heritage. Preference will be given to applicants from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds. The deadline is March 17, 2017 see more information about this program on the Texas Historical Commission web site on their