The Blanco Family, Career and Community Leaders of America recently completed their first community service project of the year. Approximately 75 local members donated their time and data entry skills to help the Blanco Historical Preservation Commission (BHPC) with their Survey and Inventory project.
BHPC Commissioner Becky Greathouse provided copies of the updated Historic Resources Survey forms to FCCLA members. The forms contained the following information: architectural description, integrity/function, architectural history, archaeology ground/other information, geographic information, and significance/priority. FCCLA members read the hand-written data and entered it into an electronic format. Over a two-day period, members spent approximately one hour on the project and completed over 100 forms.
Background: The Blanco Historic Resources Survey Team was established as a workshop-type function of the Blanco Comprehensive Master Plan. The Plan was approved by the Blanco City Council on February 8, 2005.
Tasks: Identify, photograph, and prepare a record for those properties 50 years and older that are of historical significance and are located in and around the City of Blanco. This is a continuing program and as additional properties age and become part of the 50-year plus category, they will be included in the survey record.
Purpose: Develop and maintain a file of historical data pertaining to those properties in the Blanco area that are of historical significance.