Historic Register plaque program announced

Historic Register plaque program announced
The Clay County Historic Preservation Commission (CCHPC) has begun phase two of an historic plaque initiative within Clay County. Heavy bronze 8'' x 11'' exterior building signs reading "THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN PLACED ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR" will be made available for up to 25 historic property owners.

The CCHPC will provide the plaque for National Register Historic Properties at a total cost to the property owner of $51. This is a subsidized cost, as the program is partially funded with a grant from the South Dakota State Historic Preservation Office in Pierre.

National Register properties are located in the Vermillion Historic District, the Forest Avenue Historic District and the Downtown Vermillion Historic District. There are also several other individually listed properties not located in any of the three mentioned districts.

Complete information with addresses and photos of all National Register properties within Vermillion can be found in the Clay County Historic Preservation Plan booklet for 2002. Copies are located at the Vermillion Public Library and the Austin-Whittemore House.

For information please contact Holly Straub, CCHPC chair at 624-3049, or Dan Christopherson, Plaque Program chair at 670-2114 or email to danchris@iw.net.

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