Historic Preservation

Planning Department

423 West Ferguson

Tyler, TX, 75702

Phone: (903)531-1175
Fax: (903)531-1170

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Upcoming Events

Attend the National Trust for Historic Preservation National Conference 

PastForward is the premier educational and networking event for those in the business of saving places. This year, attendees will be energized and challenged as we consider the role preservation can play in securing more healthy, sustainable, just and attractive cities during the 50th anniversary celebrations of the National Historic Preservation Act.

PastForward 2016 will take place in Houston, Texas, Nov. 15–18 with core programming taking place at the headquarters hotel, Hilton-Americas Houston, and the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Sign up to receive updates about registration, speakers, agenda and special events. Registration will go live July 1. Registration rates and early bird deadlines are now available online.

  • Registration Goes Live: Friday, July 1
    Conference Dates: November 15-18
    Location: Houston, TX 

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Preserving and Honoring Tyler


Historical Preservation


The Tyler Historical Preservation Board was created in 1969 and has been responsible for promoting and designating areas of historical, cultural or architectural importance and significance in the Tyler community. The purpose of the board is to recognize and preserve historic landmarks through a voluntary program of owner participation. The board is comprised of nine members appointed by the Tyler City Council. Their duties and responsibilities include reviewing and considering landmark applications for designation.

The City Council finds that the recognition and preservation of historic landmarks is in the public interest and serves to promote the welfare of the community. The purpose of the Historic Preservation ordinance is to preserve the historic structures of the community through a voluntary program of owner participation, and to carry out the City's responsibilities as a Certified Local Government.


Featured Video - The People's Petroleum Building (102 N College)




Half Mile of History Videos

The City is working hard to bring you videos linked with the current Half Mile of History stones.


Take a look and see the videos that are available now!

Henry Marsh Bell

Tyler Carnegie Library

Robert Walter Fair

Benjamin Bryant Beaird

Walter Connally 

Shirley Simons Sr.

Texas College

E. Davis Wilcox 

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