Counties are encouraged to develop a cyclical maintenance plan for immediate and long-term care of their historic buildings and sites. A complete plan should include inspection schedules, recommendations for appropriate materials and procedures, as well as projected budgets for the prescribed work. The THC will provide guidance by offering technical preservation resources, cyclical and preventive maintenance checklists, sample templates for schedules, budget formats, and inspection forms.
The THC's staff can help counties address their pending issues in a manner that best preserves the historic integrity of the building. Please contact James Malanaphy or your grant project reveiwer/architect to request assistance. A site visit is sometimes helpful to determine the extent of the problem.
Courthouse Maintenance Handbook
The Texas Historical Commission’s Historic Courthouse Maintenance Handbook is designed to help facilities directors, maintenance and housekeeping staff, and county officials in Texas maintain over 240 historic courthouse buildings throughout the state. The handbook was launched in digital form in Spring 2019, with fillable PDFs and links to resources.