|View single post by Steven Cone|
|Posted: Thu Jun 15th, 2006 07:36 pm||
Since this property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, I believe they had to get permission to demolish it. They weren't stupid enough to demolish it without the required permission, were they?
I thought the same thing and wrote Patrick McIntyre - Executive Director:
Tennessee Preservation Trust http://www.tennesseepreservationtrust.org
And this was his reply..
With the exception of some protections when Federal funding is involved, the National Register is an honorary designation. The ways to protect historic buildings are twofold: You can place the building under a protective easement, which transfers with the deed from owner to owner; or more commonly the building can be locally landmarked individually or as a part of a local historic district (administered by the city.) The Jenkins House fell under neither protection.
My hope is that we can get enough intrest in propsing a bill that woul;d place buildings that are 150 years old plus or homes that had a significant historical value automaticly placed in theses catagories..