Sunday, September 09, 2007

Highland Park Residential National Historic District

The Highland Park neighborhood is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the "Highland Park Residential Historic District"!

National Register designation is a big honor for our neighborhood. It also increases the financial incentives for some private property owners to maintain the historic character of the Highland park neighborhood.

The Highland Park Community Development Corporation began the nomination process back in 1995 with surveys of over 1,300 structures, documentation of their historic qualities (both social and architectural), and an evaluation of significance by local, state, and federal preservation professionals. Highland Park residents David Hance, Charlie Uhl, & Mike Eversmeyer played a big role in getting the listing. No doubt big thanks should go to others as well.

The announcement was in this week's listing notice on the National Register of Historic Places web site.