Houston Archaeological and Historical Commission (HAHC)

Commission Meetings

After September 1, 2021, the Houston Archeological and Historical Commission (HAHC) will conduct meetings at the City Hall Annex in accordance with the provisions of Section 551.127 of the Texas Government Code. The Chair will be present in the room, though staff, board members, and the public may attend in person, or through a video conference link using Microsoft Teams. To join the meetings please see the following options:

  • In-person meeting at: 900 Bagby Street, City Council Chamber, Public Level, Houston, Texas
  • Join Microsoft Teams Meeting via the web


September 23, 2021 Agenda

  • Public Hearing and Consideration of and Possible Action on a Protected Landmark Designation Application for The J.F. Kessler Building at 1714 Houston Ave, Houston, TX 77007.
  • Consideration of and Possible Action on Certificate of Appropriateness Applications for Consent Agenda:

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Address Application Type Historic District
301 E 5th St Alteration – Addition Houston Heights South
1202 Ashland St Alteration – Addition Houston Heights West
803 W Melwood St New Construction – Garage or Carport Norhill
803 W Melwood St Demolition - Garage or Carport Norhill
919 W Melwood St Demolition – Garage or Carport Norhill
1011 Key St Alteration – Addition, Foundation, Siding or Trim, Doors, Windows, Roof Norhill
1220 Rutland St Alteration – Addition, Foundation, Siding or Trim, Doors, Windows, Roof, Porch or Balcony Houston Heights West
1844 Columbia St Alteration - Addition, Foundation, Siding or Trim, Doors, Windows, Roof, Porch or Balcony Houston Heights East
1126 E 14th St Demolition – Garage or Carport Norhill
527 Frasier St Alteration – Addition Freeland
411 Highland St Alteration – Addition, Foundation, Siding or Trim, Doors, Windows, Roof, Chimney Woodland Heights
1508 Rutland St New Construction – Single Family Residential Houston Heights West
1512 Ashland St New Construction – Single Family Residential Houston Heights West
1030 ½ W Temple St Demolition – Garage or Carport Norhill
610 Marshall St Alteration - Other Audubon Place
  • C. Comments from the Public
  • D. Comments from the HAHC
  • E. Historic Preservation Officer’s Report
  • F. Adjournment

About the Commission

The HAHC is a 13-member appointed Commission that issues Certificates of Appropriateness and reviews Historic District, Landmark, Protected Landmark, and Archaeological Site designation applications.

2019 Back row (left to right): Sue Lovell, John Cosgrove, Ben Koush and Charles Stava.
Front row (left to right): P&D Interim Director Margaret Wallace Brown,
Emily Ardoin-Vice Chair, Minnette Boesel-Chair, Ann Collum, and Jorge Garcia-Herreros.


Commission Members

  • Ashley Elizabeth Jones – Archaeologist (Position 1)
  • Minnette Boesel – Chair, Historian (Position 2)
  • Urmila Srinivasan – Architectural Historian (Position 3)
  • Rhonda Sepulveda – Cultural History Organization Representative (Position 4)
  • David Bucek – Registered Architect (Position 5)
  • Elizabeth Wiedower Jackson – Commercial Business Representative (Position 6)
  • John Cosgrove – Real Estate Appraiser (Position 7)
  • Stephen McNiel – Remodeler/Builder (Position 8)
  • Steven F. Curry – Preservation Specialist (Position 9)
  • Ann Collum – Citizen Representative (Position 10)
  • Dominic Yap – Citizen Representative (Position 11)
  • Charles Stava – Citizen Representative (Position 12)
  • Ben Koush – Citizen Representative (Position 13)

Ex-Officio Members

  • Samantha Bruer – Architectural Archivist, Houston Metropolitan Research Center
  • Marta Crinejo – Mayor's Liaison

Executive Secretary

  • Margaret Wallace Brown Director, Planning and Development

HAHC Deadline and Meeting Location

Certificate of Appropriateness applications are due 22 calendar days in advance of the meeting by 12 PM (noon) on the deadline date.

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