The Historic Districts Council
The Historic Districts Council was founded
in 1971 as a coalition of community groups from the city’s
historic districts--of which there were only 18 at the time--primarily
to work on special projects and networking. In the late 1970s our
focus shifted to helping advance district designations; in the 1980s
our advocacy role expanded and finally, in 1986, we became an independent,
incorporated organization with our own officers. HDC’s first
full-time executive director was hired in 1992.
HDC advocates for historic preservation
through local community groups, the Landmarks Preservation Commission
and many other preservation groups.
To find out more about HDC's past, and our preservation methods
click on the links below.
LEARN ABOUT HDC'S
HDC'S ADVOCACY METHODS
LEARN HOW PRESERVATION
LEARN HOW HDC