Downtown Tupelo Properties Considered for National Register of Historic Places

Several blocks of downtown Tupelo, Mississippi will be considered for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places by the Mississippi National Register Review at a meeting in March 2014. The National Register of Historic Places is the Federal government’s official list of historic properties worthy of preservation because of their significance to local, state, and/or national history. The National Register provides recognition of a community’s historic resources and assures protective review of Federal projects that might adversely affect those historic properties. Also, if a property is listed in the National Register, certain Federal and state investment tax credits for rehabilitation and other provisions may apply. Listing in the National Register, however, does not mean that limitations will be placed on private property by the Federal government.

An overview of the National Register and details of the district’s listing will be presented at a public meeting at the Tupelo City Hall, Council Chambers – 2nd Floor, 71 East Troy Street, Tupelo, MS on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 5:30pm. Staff from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History will be on hand to answer questions.

For more information, contact the Downtown Tupelo Main Street office at 662-841-6598.