Learn more about preserving downtown

| May 22, 2018

COSHOCTON – Our Town Coshocton in conjunction with the Port Authority and support of local leaders has engaged the historic preservation consulting firm Naylor Wellman, LLC for the creation of a National Register Historic District for the downtown commercial area. The public is invited to learn more about this project during a meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at the Presbyterian Church, 142 N. Fourth St.

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of properties recognized by the federal government as worthy of preservation for local, state, or national significance in American history, architecture, archaeology, engineering, or culture.

Listing of the historic district will help celebrate and recognize Coshocton’s sense of place and give identity to the downtown while providing the opportunity for historic tax credit rehabilitation projects for income producing buildings located within the district. Historic preservation of these buildings helps to stabilize and increase property values, strengthen the local economy, and enhance the community’s attractions to prospective residents, businesses and tourists. This project does not include creation of a local historic district.

Naylor Wellman will be photographing and documenting the exteriors of buildings located within the proposed historic district; generally, between Second and Seventh streets to the east and west, and Chestnut and Walnut streets to the north and south. The district is representative of the Main Street tradition in America and as the center of activity and commercial development as the Coshocton county seat. In addition, the historic district is significant for its distinctive collection of commercial and institutional architecture encompassing historic resources spanning the 19th and 20th centuries.

Naylor Wellman, LLC are registered preservation consultants qualified under the Federal Historic Preservation Professional requirements, U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Archeology and Historic Preservation (48 FR 44716). The firm was established in 2013 and specializes in historic building preservation and adaptive-use, architectural history & historic preservation planning with experience spanning 40+ years with projects in OH, CT, IL, IN, MI, NY, PA, and WI.

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