Lincoln downtown designated as a National Historic Place

Lincoln downtown designated as a National Historic Place

Just in time for the county’s 150th birthday, the downtown area of Lincoln has been officially listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, thanks to the hard work of Lincoln County Economic Development Foundation Executive Director Kelly Larson.

Lincoln’s City Park has also gained that designation. Sylvan’s downtown area has been nominated for the State of Kansas designation and Larson said notification should be received in early August.

The National Register of Historic Places is the coun try’s official list of historically significant properties, which must meet one or more of the four criteria for evaluation. These criteria include properties that are associated with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of our history; that are associated with the lives of historically significant persons; that embody the distinctive characteristics of a type, period, or method that represent the work of a master, possess high artistic values or represent a significant and distinguishable entity whose components may lack individual distinction; or that have yielded, or may be likely to yield, information important in prehistory or history.






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