Friday, October 20th, 2017

Park makes National Register of Historic Places

Posted: Friday, June 2, 2017

By Dan McGowan, Senior Writer/Reporter

Several districts and landmarks throughout the state have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The National Park Service-led (NPS) designation identifies “historic places worthy of preservation.” Indiana Landmarks calls the classification “mostly honorary,” but says it could open up qualified buildings for potential tax incentives for preservation efforts.

The six recent additions in Indiana come from Adams, Fayette, Huntington, Marshall and Wayne counties. They are: Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad Depot in Decatur; Connersville Downtown Historic District, which has boundaries that roughly include Eastern and Grand Avenues, and East and West 4th and 9th Streets; Memorial Park in Huntington; Bremen Commercial Historic District, which has boundaries that fall between Jackson, Washington, North and South Streets; Bremen Residential Historic District, which as boundaries that fall between Bowen, Montgomery, South and Bike Streets and the Oliver P. and Mary Alice Gaar House in Richmond,

The program was launched in 1966 and is part of NPS efforts to coordinate and support identification, evaluation and protection initiatives by the public and private sectors.