Stanley O. Graves

Stan Graves is the director of the Architecture Division and is a Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer of the Texas Historical Commission in Austin. As director, he administers the nationally acclaimed Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program, which has awarded $222 million to 81 historic county courthouse projects to date. Mr. Graves also directs project reviews for the rehabilitation tax incentives, coordinates the reviews of architectural changes and promotes the preservation of the state's 235 historic county courthouses, ensures that the highest preservation standards are observed for the Texas Governor's Mansion, provides consultation and proposes mitigation for federally funded or licensed projects affecting historic properties, reviews construction on Recorded Texas Historic Landmark projects, and monitors preservation easements that ensure the long-term preservation of grant-assisted properties. He served as the agency's liaison for the restoration of the Texas State Capitol and Grounds. Mr. Graves and his 16 member staff have approved, consulted on or provided grants for over $2 billion dollars worth of preservation activity in the State of Texas.


Additionally, Stan Graves operates his family's fourth generation Central Texas ranch. He has also restored several historic homes, including the award winning restoration of his great grandfather's 1870s Greek Revival home, which serves as his family's residence.