Several districts and landmarks throughout the state have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The National Park Service-led 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 & 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 & South Streets
- Bremen Residential Historic District, which as boundaries that fall between Bowen, Montgomery, South & Bike Streets
- 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.
You can connect to the March list that includes the Indiana additions by clicking here.