More TxDOT Guidance Documents

Since the Friday is a Gas series that was influenced by the TxDOT A Field Guide to Gas Stations in Texas was so popular I thought all the TxDOT histoirc preservation guidelines would be worth sharing.  There are a considerable number of other survey Guidance Documents produced by the Texas Department of Transportation.  Some topics such as adobe might be interesting, but are not likely to be applicable in Mississippi.  On the other hand, guides such as A Field Guide to Industrial Properties or A Field Guide to Irrigation might yield some information that could be useful to us here in Mississippi.  Take a gander below and share in the comments what you find interesting.  I will definitely be reading some of these this weekend.

Title Date Description Format
Adobe in Texas 11/2008 Provides guidance for surveying and evaluating National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) eligibility of historic-age adobe resources
Historic Agricultural Processing Facilities in Texas 04/2010 Provides guidance for surveying and evaluating NRHP eligibility of historic-age agricultural processing properties
Agricultural Theme Study for Central Texas 09/2013 Provides guidelines for identifying, documenting and evaluating the NRHP eligibility of agricultural properties
Agricultural Landscape Development Along US 277 05/2003 Describes the history of agriculture, transportation and community development of the architectural resources along US 277 Wichita Falls to Abilene, including a case study of the cotton industry in Haskell
A Field Guide to Gas Stations in Texas 02/2017 Provides guidance for surveying and evaluating NRHP eligibility of historic-age gas stations
A Field Guide to Industrial Properties in Texas 05/2003 Provides guidance for surveying and evaluating NRHP eligibility of historic-age industrial properties
A Field Guide to Irrigation in the Lower Rio Grande Valley 2009 Provides guidance for surveying and evaluating NRHP eligibility of historic-age irrigation resources in the Lower Rio Grande Valley
A Guide to the Research and Documentation of Local Texas Bridges 10/2013 Provides guidance on how to conduct research and prepare National Register of Historic Places documentation for local Texas Bridges
Guidelines for Assessing the NRHP Eligibility of Commercial Historic Districts in Crossroads Communities in Northwest-Central Texas 08/2011 Provides guidance for evaluating the NRHP eligibility of historic downtowns in crossroads communities
Historic-Age Motels in Texas from the 1950s to the 1970s: An Annotated Guide to Selected Studies 03/2011 Provides guidance for surveying and evaluating NRHP eligibility of historic-age motor courts and motels
South Texas Ranching 04/2007 Provides the results of a study and preliminary NRHP eligibility assessments undertaken for TxDOT to objectively and independently identify and analyze historic ranches for the proposed construction of a segment of new Interstate 69 corridor through South Texas
Texas General Aviation 03/2008 Provides guidance for surveying and evaluating the NRHP eligibility of historic-age general aviation facilities and resources
Texas Roadside Parks Study: Historic Context and National Register Requirements 05/2015 An historic overview of the development and evolution of roadside parks and rest areas constructed by TxDOT from 1930-2015. Includes National Register of Historic Places Registration Requirements for roadside parks in Texas


Categories: Preservation Education, Urban/Rural Issues

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  1. Texas had so many roadside parks, likely due to the large expanse of rural areas without easy access to a town. I recall many a trip from early childhood through adulthood and stopping at roadside areas for a brief rest, or to eat lunch. Many are gone, but a surprising number still survive including some built by the New Deal Administration.

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