The Texas Historical Commission’s State Board of Review has approved nine blocks of downtown Killeen for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, a nomination that should secure the area for the federal designation by the summer of 2013. It will be the first National Register District in the State of Texas that is heavily influenced by mid-century architecture.
City staff worked together with Terri Myers, historic preservationist and owner of Preservation Central, Inc., to complete a National Register of Historic Places Nomination form for the Downtown District. The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is a federal program that provides national recognition to historically or architecturally significant properties and denotes it is worthy of preservation. The NRHP designation imposes no restrictions on property owners.
A NRHP designation helps to increase awareness, within the community and outside the community, of the city’s historic resources. If you are looking to substantially rehabilitate a downtown building in this district, then this designation provides basic eligibility for a federal historic preservation tax credit worth 20 percent of eligible rehabilitation costs.
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