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Press Release

For Immediate Release                                                                                  Date: 5/4/18

Stephenville Downtown Historic District and Erath County Arches
 Named to National Register of Historic Places and Buildings

 

The National Park Service has confirmed that the Stephenville Downtown Historic District and Erath County Arches has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the official list of the Nation’s historic places worthy of preservation.

The Stephenville City Council initiated the designation in May of 2016. The National Register designation will provide a prestigious recognition for Downtown Stephenville, promote tourism and economic development, and provide eligibility for individual property owners to apply and receive state and financial incentives for rehabilitation of buildings. The designation imposes no restrictions on property owners. The Stephenville Downtown Historic District will now be listed with some of the nation’s most prestigious historic districts including Charleston, South Carolina and New Orleans’ French Quarter.

The National Register of Historic Places is a federal program administered in our state by the Texas Historical Commission in coordination with the National Park Service. There are over 300 districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Texas today.

City of Stephenville staff has been working with a consultant since 2016 to conduct individual property surveys, research historical photos, and prepare the district for National Register nomination.  “The City is very proud of this nomination.  Our Council had a vision two years ago to bring recognition to the downtown area and today it is a reality.”

 

Media Contact

Jeremy Allen

Director of Planning and Building

(254) 918-1294

jallen@stephenvilletx.gov