Public Invited to Informational Meeting on March 15 for Northside Neighborhood Historic Study

Date of Release: 
February 23, 2022

Date of release:  February 23, 2022

Property owners who live in the Northside Neighborhood are invited to learn more about the current nomination process for Northside to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The Kentucky Heritage Council (KHC) will hold an informational meeting on Tuesday, March 15 at 5:30 p.m. at House of Hope Ministries located at 1731 North 11th Street.

At the meeting, the KHC will explain terminology including the difference between contributing versus non-contributing structures.  Plus, the KHC will provide an overview of state and federal tax credit programs.

Senior Planner Josh Sommer with the Paducah Planning Department is coordinating the project.  Sommer said, “This meeting will be a great opportunity to learn about the rich architectural heritage in the Northside and how it has contributed to Paducah’s overall history.  Achieving a National Register of Historic Places listing would be beneficial to protecting the variety of homes and buildings in the neighborhood since property owners would be able to seek state or federal tax credits for building rehabilitations.”

The Northside Residential District consists of more than 450 buildings within an area generally between Park Avenue, North 10th Street, Palm Street, and North 14th Street.  The building stock ranges from Bungalows from the 1920s and earlier to Minimal Traditional, Mid-Century Modern, and Ranch-style homes. 

Several neighborhoods in Paducah are listed on the National Register of Historic Places including the Downtown Commercial District, the Lower Town Neighborhood District, and the Jefferson Street-Fountain Avenue District. 

This initiative is funded in part by a grant to the City from the Kentucky Heritage Council (KHC).  The KHC oversees and advocates for the documentation and preservation of Kentucky’s breadth of historic architectural and archaeological resources across the state’s 120 counties.

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