Letting the bands play on


West Side preservationists hope to orchestrate a victory in an online contest offering a cash prize that could help save the longest-running live conjunto music venue in South Texas.

Lerma’s Nite Club at 1602 N. Zarzamora St., is one of 100 finalists chosen from more than 250 entries nationwide in the 2011 “This Place Matters” Community Challenge, sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The club, on one end of a five-unit building dating to the late 1940s, was cited by the city last year for code violations and structural problems. The building needs roof repairs and other structural upgrades.

Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/sacultura/conexion/article/Letting-the-bands-play-on-1436387.php#ixzz1QiIaVOns

Letting the bands play on – San Antonio Express-News.

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