Thursday, September 15, 2011

One Step Closer!

The Livingston County Preservation Committee, an ad-hoc committee of the Livingston County Historical & Genealogical Society, submitted a nomination for the Livingston County Courthouse and Clerk’s Offices to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board approved the Nomination on September 6, 2011 and the nomination will now be forwarded to the National Park Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior for final determination of eligibility. A decision should be made by the end of the year.

The National Register of Historic Places was designated by federal law in 1966. It is the nation’s official list of historic and archaeological resources deemed worthy of preservation and protection.

This is great news for those interested in the preservation of historic homes and buildings. It shows folks really do care what happens to them.

The Livingston County courthouse was built in 1845 and the clerk's offices were built less than 10 years later. Both are worthy of recognition and preservation.

Octoberfest on October 1 at 1 pm in Smithland will feature a Pow Wow of historic stories and a silent auction to entertain and help fund preservation in Livingston County. Civil War artifacts from the local area will be on display for one hour following the Pow Wow. This is a fun event for a worthy cause. If you are in the area, come join the fun!

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