PAINESVILLE, Ohio — Downtown Painesville has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
The recognition allows businesses and organizations to allow for preservation tax credits.
“This has been a work in progress for about four years. Having this final approval is very satisfying after all of our hard work as well as very exciting for the City of Painesville,” said project leader Tara Carlson.
The historic district includes 25.11 acres downtown, 49 resources, 40 contributing buildings, one contributing park, and one contributing monument. Only seven buildings within the district are considered non contributing, either due to age or lack of integrity.
“The application process is very technical,” said Carlson. “Certain terminology needed to be used, certain criteria met, specific applications used. After all the research and writing was done, the application went through three reviews at the state level and one at the national level.”
The National Register of Historic Places was authorized in 1966 by the National Historic Preservation Act to support efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America’s historic and archaeological resources.