Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Putnam Site Considered For National Register

A historic Putnam County church will be under consideration for placement on the National Register of Historic Places later this month. The State Review Board will meet on Wednesday, September 29, to examine Tennessee's 10 proposed nominations to the National Register. The meeting will be held at the Tennessee Historical Commission’s office in Nashville. Officials say the board will vote on the nomination from Putnam County as well as others from across the state. Nominations that meet the criteria will be sent for final approval to the National Register of Historic Places in the U. S. Department of the Interior. In Putnam County, it is being proposed that the First Presbyterian Church be placed on the list. It was originally built in 1910 and the sanctuary walls from that time remain in place, although there have been additions to the building. The State Review Board is composed of 13 people with backgrounds in American history, architecture, archaeology or related fields. It also includes members representing the public.