AC approved for nomination to National Register of Historic Places

A quiet but audible cheer of happiness and relief sounded through the LaCharrette conference room in the Lewis and Clark state office building in Jefferson City on Friday, March 29, as several Appleton City representatives heard the unanimous approval of their submitted nomination - that a portion of Appleton City’s Downtown Commercial District be added to the register of historic preservation. With the approval by the Missouri Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (MOACHP), the application now moves to the Keeper of the National Register in Washington D. C., the nation’s honor roll of historic properties, for final approval.

The National Register of Historic Places is the nation’s official list of significant historic buildings, structures, objects, sites, and districts worthy of preservation.  Resources listed in the National Register meet criteria defined by the National Park Service that have local, state, or national significance in one or more of the following areas:  history, architecture, archaeology, engineering or culture. Being on the list provides recognition and assists in preserving the Nation’s heritage. This whole process actually had its beginning when Cindy McDaniel was recommended by Kay Caskey to then governor Jay Nixon to serve on MOACHP.  MOACHP is a group of historians, architects, archaeologists and citizens with an interest in historic preservation. McDaniel went through the process to be on the board and is now in her seventh year, having been recently reappointed by Governor Mike Parson.

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