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Posted on: August 31, 2022

City, County Plan Historical Marker Workshop

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The Longview Planning and Zoning Division and the Gregg County Historical Commission will hold a Historical Marker Workshop at 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3, at the Development Services offices at 410 S. High St.

The workshop will cover topics such as how to conduct research, apply to the Texas Historical Commission’s Historical Marker program and write the marker narrative.  Also, staff will discuss Longview’s Local Historic Landmark designation including current local landmarks, benefits of designation, and how to apply for designation.

Gregg County is home to 116 historical markers, according to information maintained by the Texas Historical Commission. Longview has 10 local historic landmarks designated by the Historic Preservation Commission.

Historical markers commemorate diverse topics in Texas history, including: the history and architecture of houses, commercial and public buildings, religious congregations, and military sites; events that changed the course of local and state history; and individuals who have made lasting contributions to our state, community organizations, and businesses.

Local historic landmarks are recognized for their significance with respect to the history, events, culture, economy, social fabric, ethnicity, architecture, archaeology or paleontology of the City, state or nation. Landmarks are protected by city ordinances and a Certificate of Appropriateness must be obtained before any work can begin on any property that is designated as a Local Historic Landmark structure or any property located within a Historic Overlay District.

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