Monday, January 10, 2011

Local Landmark To Be Considered For Register

A long-time Cookeville restaurant and night spot will soon be considered for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. John's Place on Gibson Avenue is one of several sites that will be looked at when the State Review Board meets on January 19th in Nashville.  The Board will vote on nine nominations from across the state. Those nominations that are found to meet the criteria will be sent for final approval to the National Register of Historic Places at the U.S. Department of the Interior. 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. The National Register program was authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. The public is invited to attend the meeting.