City of Elgin
310 North Main St.
P.O. Box 591
Elgin, Texas 78621
Office: (512) 281-5724
Fax: (512) 285-3016

 

CITY OF ELGIN

HISTORIC DISTRICT DESIGN GUIDELINES

Prepared by: the Historic Review Board Members for the City of Elgin

Revised and updated November 2006 - funded in part through a Certified Local Government Grant from the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, as administered by the Texas Historical Commission.

The contents and opinions, however, do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Department of the Interior, nor does the mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Department of the Interior.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Historic Review Board
Historic Overview
General Guidelines
Building Types
Special Features
Maintenance
Storefronts

Color

Windows

Entries

Awnings & Overhangs
Signs

Types of Signs

Window Sign

Projection Sign

Sign on Awning

Monument Sign

Freestanding Sign

Sign Illumination

Temporary Sign

Lighting
Painted Wall Murals
New Construction
Site Development
Temporary Buildings
Gardens & Beautification
Street Furniture
pending
Downtown Historic District Map

i

Historic Ordinance
HRB Application

xii

Application Requirements xiii

1991 Funded in part by the U.S. Department of Interior through a grant from the Texas Historic Commission, Certified Local Government, Elgin Bank of Texas, The City of Elgin, and the Elgin Historical Association

This program receives Federal Funds from the National Park Service. Regulations of the U.S. Department of the Interior strictly prohibit unlawful discrimination in depart-mental Federally Assisted Programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, age or handicap. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility operated by a recipient of Federal Assistance should write to: Director, Equal Opportunity Program, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, PO Box 37127, Washington, D.C. 20013-7127.