Have a Historic Marker in Need of Refurbishing?
Click Here to Obtain an Application Form and Instructions
HPAC is currently seeking a clear photo of the original city hall / firehouse that was constructed in June 1933 east of the Downtown Square. A copy of it would be used on a historic marker. If you have one, please contact the Planning Department at 972-466-3040 to make arrangements for us to scan it.
Click here to watch the 2013 Historical Interviews.
The Historic Preservation Advisory Committee (HPAC) consists of 9 members appointed by City Council. The Committee advises and makes recommendations to City Council regarding the preservation and protection of the City's architecturally and/or culturally significant resources for future generations. The Planning Department provides staff support to this committee.
(Established by Section 34.050, Carrollton Code of Ordinances.)
Click here to see HPAC bylaws in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format (will open in a new window).
HPAC meets in the City Council Briefing Room of Carrollton City Hall. Enter the building from the north (Jamestown Drive) side where the big parking lot is. The south (Jackson Road) side doors may be locked at night.
All meetings are open to the public, and HPAC always welcomes any interested visitors!
HPAC holds regular meetings monthly on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall on the second floor in the City Council Briefing Room.
Next meeting will be Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Agenda & Minutes
Agenda for the meeting of
March 12, 2014
Approved Minutes for the meeting of
January 8, 2014
Want more minutes? Go to the HPAC Minutes Archive. There you will find all the minutes for 2008 through 2012 as well as all approved minutes for 2013. Minutes from previous years are available at the Carrollton City Hall.
Carrollton Depot Photos
HPAC has received electronic copies of four old photos of the Carrollton Railroad Depot in its heyday. Click the links below to see the photos.
Circa 1908 - Interior with Wm. Dell Smith, Clerk and Harry (last name unknown), Agent
Circa 1910 - Exterior
Circa 1924 - Exterior with Dew Smith and Fred Jones
1971 - Interior with G.V. Harper, Clerk Telegrapher
Historic Resource Survey
HPAC has completed an Historic Resource Survey. The intent is that this will be a "living" document that will be updated and added to as new information becomes available.
You can download the document by right-clicking on the title above, and saving to your own hard drive. It is in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format, and is quite large (5.7 M).
Historic Preservation Ordinances
On July 16, 2002, City Council approved Article XX.3 of the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, creating an historic preservation overlay district which could be applied to property in Carrollton.
On Tuesday, May 6, 2003, City Council approved the Carrollton Heights Historic District zoning ordinance, which provides for development regulations different than other residential districts.
History and Historic Preservation Links
Here is a page with some links to other useful web sites regarding history and historic preservation.
Learn about the history of Carrollton. (This page also includes a list of locally-recognized historic sites.)
Our historic brochure (in Adobe Acrobat PDF format). Discover historic Carrollton!
The historic town square is still an active retail area. Visit the Old Downtown Carrollton Association website.
The Peters Colony Historic Society is still active.
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