National Register of Historic Places meeting will discuss updating buildings in downtown Franklin historic district


National Register of Historic Places meeting will discuss updating buildings in downtown Franklin historic district

Franklin’s town square, as seen during the 2017 Christmas Parade/ Photo by Brooke Wanser.

By BROOKE WANSER

The Tennessee State Review Board will meet to examine proposed nominations to the National Register of Historic Places on Wednesday, Jan. 10, including additional documentation to the Franklin historic district.

The board will vote on eight nominations, including updates to Travellers Rest in Nashville, and the Franklin historic district.

Claudette Stager, the deputy state historic preservation officer and assistant director for federal programs, said the Nashville and Franklin locations will have “substantial updates.”

For Travellers Rest, a historic plantation house just north of Brentwood, Stager said the review board hopes to add archaeological items.

Franklin’s historic district is being nominated for update, “so the twentieth century buildings are considered contributing,” Stager said.

The nominations found to meet the board’s criteria will be sent to the National Register of Historic Places in the Department of the Interior for final approval.

The Jan. 10 meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at Travellers Rest, 636 Farrell Parkway, Nashville, TN 37220.

The full list of nominations includes:

  • Sanda Hosiery Mills, Cleveland, Bradley County
  • Travellers Rest (additional documentation), Nashville, Davidson County
  • Bethel Methodist Church, Morristown, Hamblen County
  • Oaklawn Garden, Germantown, Shelby County
  • Sterick North Garage and Hotel, Memphis, Shelby County
  • Bozo’s Hot Pit Bar-B-Q, Mason, Tipton County
  • Wassom Farm, Telford, Washington County
  • Franklin Historic District (additional documentation) Franklin, Williamson County

Thirteen members with backgrounds in American history, architecture, archaeology, or related fields comprise the Tennessee State Review Board, as well as members representing the public. The National Register program was authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

About The Author

Brooke Wanser is the associate editor for the Franklin Home Page, and can be reached at brooke.wanser@homepagemediagroup.com. Follow her on Twitter at @BWanser_writes or @FranklinHomepg.

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