When a name change occurs, the first thought is uneasy — a change of direction, a new owner, a divorce, etc. But in the case of the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society, it’s not only good news, it makes perfect sense. Moving forward it will be known as Preservation Park Cities (PPC).
As PPC President Tish Key explained, “An underlying aim of our organization has always been to preserve the important elements of our past to inspire our future. Today we are excited to share some of that inspiration through our new branding initiative. Our new name is easier to remember and is also part of our history. It harkens back to 2006 when the Park Cities Historical Society, which was founded in 1982, joined with then Preservation Park Cities and formed the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society. Both organizations recognized they were working for similar purposes and merged. Together the organizations have recognized over 180 homes and building sites, through rigorous valuation, with bronze plaques posted on each site. The current community-led Society is an active, cohesive organization that continues to protect and promote the historic, architectural, cultural and aesthetic legacy of the Park Cities.”
Along with the new, compact name, there is a new logo featuring three windows “representing the past, present and future, while also depicting three Roman arches — consistent with PPC’s passion for architecture. And finally, the more traditional font ties the organization back to its roots.”
While there may be some wringing their hands that the new moniker indicates that PPC is associated with other similarly named organizations (i.e. Preservation Dallas, Preservation Austin, Preservation Chicago, etc.), fret not. PPC will stay an independent 501(c)3 and loyal to its mission to “celebrate and preserve the architecture, history, aesthetics and cultural traditions of the Park Cities.”
* Graphic/photo provided by Preservation Park Cities