Houston historic preservationist dies at 74

Bart Truxillo, an advocate for historic preservation and a founder of Preservation Houston, died April 19. He was 74.

Truxillo graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in architecture before he embarked on a career of preservation, according to the Houston Chronicle. He bought the 1910 Magnolia Brewery Building at 715 Franklin St. near Market Square Park in 1968 and later renovated the property.

Later, Truxillo bought and restored the Queen Anne Mansfield house in the Heights. Both…

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