Historical Interpretive Signage in Old Town Helotes Dedication

HELOTES, TEXAS — The Historical Society of Helotes cordially invites the public to a dedication of Historical Interpretive Signage in Old Town Helotes on Saturday, February 18, at 11:00 am, in front of the Texas Grounds Coffee Company building (Hileman-Riggs House). The ceremony will be followed by a tour of the historic Old Town buildings. In the event of rain, this event may be postponed.

The buildings, which are at least 50 years old and have historical significance in Helotes history, are:

  • Hileman-Riggs House (Texas Grounds Coffee Company)
  • Riggs Grocery Store (Helotes Gallery)
  • Terry Residence (J Gibson Salon and Spa)
  • Riggs Gas Station and Garage (Old Town Depot Antiques)
  • The Cottage (The Cottage Antiques)
  • Helotes General Store (Cheetahlish)
  • Ross Barham House (The Cracked Mug Coffee House).

With funding by the Helotes Economic Development Corporation, the Historical Society of Helotes produced the 12” x 18” signs erected in front of these historic buildings. They provide an overview that includes historic photos and text highlighting the historical significance of each building. The Historical Society plans to erect several more interpretive signs in the Old Town district in the future.

The interpretive signs are Phase Two of a two-phase project that started with the Old Town Helotes Historic Walking Tour Map produced in the spring of 2019 by the Historical Society of Helotes, in conjunction with the City of Helotes.

Hard copies of the map are located in three receptacles in Old Town, one at the south end, one at the north end, and one in the center, across from the intersection of Old Bandera Road and Floore Drive. You may also download the map from the Historical Society website: https://historicalsocietyofhelotes.org/helotes-1. Additional information about each historic building is also on the Historical Society website.

Helotes was designated a historic settlement and awarded a Texas Historic Landmark marker by the Texas Historical Commission in 1992.

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