A new exhibit featuring a historical retrospective of Old Town Helotes has been installed in the exhibit case at Helotes City Hall. The exhibit, which will be on display until the summer, showcases a 19th-century Western Town with images of the town’s historic buildings “Then and Now,” and corresponds to the unveiling of the recently installed Historical Interpretive Signage in Old Town.
The signs were placed in front of buildings that are at least 50 years old and have historical significance in Helotes history. They 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.
Please visit Helotes City Hall to view this interesting historical exhibit and plan a walking tour of Old Town to see the new interpretive signs.