Properties nominated as ‘Historic’

Monday, May 6, 2019

The Cherokee Historic Preservation Commission announces progress made regarding a grant from the State Historical Society of Iowa (SHSI) to nominate residential properties in Cherokee to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). The Historical Resource Development Program (HRDP) grant application was submitted by the Cherokee Historic Preservation Commission (CHPC) on April 25, 2018, and approved by the State Historical Society of Iowa (SHSI) on July 12, 2018. CHPC requested and received bids from qualified consultants, and eventually hired

Richard Carlson, Architectural Historian, Office of the State Archeologist, University of Iowa. Carlson submitted the lowest bid by far, and he is very qualified to do the work, aqccording to the CHPC.

In early April 2019 CHPC received papers regarding three nominated residential properties completed by the consultant and by SHSI staff. CHPC also received guidance on procedures to accomplish correct and timely review of the nomination paperwork.

Nominated Properties:

•Boughton, Lemuel C. and Mary (Vaughn), House. 736 West Cedar Street

•Gillette, Guy M. and Rose (Freeman), House. 111 N. 11th Street

•Seaman, Roy C. and Lena (Johnson), House. 400 Magnetic Avenue

Public Review of Nominations

Copies of the nomination packet for each of three residential properties are available for review by the public during regular office hours at the following locations in Cherokee:

•Cherokee City Hall, Office of the City Clerk

•Cherokee Public Library, front desk

•Cherokee County Court House, Auditor’s Office

The Cherokee Historic Preservation Commission will hold a public meeting to review the nominations of three residential properties to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The meeting will be held Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 5:15 p.m. at the Cherokee Depot, 119 S. 4th St., south room, first floor. The depot is handicapped accessible. The public is welcome to attend all meetings of the CHPC.

After the public meeting, the CHPC will forward recommendations to the SHSI for consideration at the State Nominations Review Committee in Des Moines on June 14, 2019.

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