Round Rock Preservation
Preservation promotes respect & understanding of our shared past. Richard Moe, President of the National Trust said "Preservation is making opportunities for contact with our shared heritage; it's the glue that holds us together."
When it comes to getting to know one's city, there is nothing more educational than walking through our streets & experiencing living monuments to the city's past.
After WW II, our country wanted to renew itself with newer buildings. It was out with the old and in with the new. The result was a huge loss of signifcant historic buildings across our nation and within our own city.
The National Preservation Act of 1966 was created to slow/stop the loss of significant historic structures.
Every generation defines what it considers historic in terms of what it deems as valuable from the past. Demolition is the ultimate deadline & the utlimate failure of historic preservation. Once a structure is demolished, that visual part of our history is lost forever.
Over the years Round Rock has lost too many irreplaceable historic structures. We are working to save the historic places that matter in Round Rock, Texas.
How can you help?
Support Historic Preservation efforts within the City of Round Rock:.
Become a member of Round Rock Preservation to support historic preservation within the City of Round Rock on an annual basis, every day of the year.
Make a donation(s) to support the preservation project that Round Rock Preservation undertakes each year.
Become a sponsor of Round Rock Preservation, or sponsor a preservation project to ensure organization's ability for success in preserving & saving important historic buildings & sites.
Help create public awareness about endangered historic buildings & sites within the City of Round Rock & how Round Rock Preservation works to save these important historic assets.
Invite your friends & families to join Round Rock Preservation.
What makes a landmark?
"A building does not have to be an important work of architecture to become a first-rate landmark. Landmarks are not created by architects. They are fashioned by those who encounter them after they are built. The essential feature of a landmark is not its design, but the place it holds in a city's memory. Compared to the place it occupies in social history, a landmark's artistic qualities are incidental."
Round Rock City Council approves resolution to appoint Architexas as Project Manager for the RR Stagecoach Inn Project and approves Phases 1, 2, & 3 of the project to relocate the RR Stagecoach Inn to the City's future Bathing Beach Park along Chisholm Trail Road (just northwest of the round rock of Round Rock along Chisholm Trail Road.
The City also stated they will complete Phase 4 (the interior and exterior restoration of the Inn) at a later date. Their vote on Jul 13, 2017, was made to ensure the RM 620 project could proceed as scheduled. The City choose to save one of the two oldest historic structures within the City of Round Rock and they choose not to demolish the Inn. This is a truly historic decision.
RR Preservation presented the City of Round Rock a check in the amount of $2,500 designated for the RR Stagecoach Inn Project. In turn RR Preservation will renew its efforts, asking everyone to become a RR History Marker and help fund Phase 4 of the Project.
Thank you City of Round Rock for making the relocation of the Stagecoach Inn a reality with the citys decision to fund phases 1,2,3, in the amount of $567,251 (which includes $98,300 in Project Manager fees).
2017 - 150th Anniversary
(As of June 7, 2019)
$2,500 paid to City of Round Rock (2017)
Brick Campaign: $17,925.54
(brick vendor to be paid from these funds)