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Front Page - Friday, May 8, 2020

National Register to vote on two local sites May 20




The Tennessee State Review Board will consider adding two Hamilton County sites to the National Register of Historic Places when meets via WebEx on May 20.

The board will vote on the Dixie Mercerizing Company and the Downtown Chattanooga Historic District, along with six other sites across the state.

The public is invited to attend the WebEx meeting. Connection information will be available on the Tennessee Historical Commission’s National Register webpage the morning of May 20.

Other nominated sites include:

• Arch Bridge – Hardin County

• Sulphur Fork Bridge – Montgomery County

• Anshei Sphard-Beth El Emeth Synagogue – Shelby County

• Ward School – Trousdale County

• Higgenbotham Turnpike (Trail of Tears segment) – Warren and White counties

• Wayne County Courthouse – Wayne County

The board will send nominations that meet the criteria to the National Register of Historic Places in the Department of the Interior for final approval.

More than 20 Hamilton County sites are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Tennessee State Review Board is composed of 13 members with backgrounds in American history, architecture and archaeology. It also includes members representing the public.

The National Register program was authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

The National Register of Historic Places is the nation’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. It is part of a nationwide program that coordinates and supports efforts to identify, evaluate and protect historic resources.

The Tennessee Historical Commission, the state agency designated as the State Historic Preservation Office, administers the program in Tennessee.

For more information or copies of the nominations, contact Rebecca Schmitt at Rebecca.schmitt@tn.gov.

Visit tnhistoricalcommission.org to learn more about the Tennessee Historical Commission.

Source: Tennessee Historical Commission