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March 18, 2014

Dalton to conduct historic survey

The city of Dalton has received a $10,821 grant to complete the first survey of its three historic districts in three decades.

“This will enable us to update the inventory of historic buildings in downtown Dalton, the McCarty subdivision and the Murray Hill subdivision,” said John Hutcheson, chairman of the city’s Historic Preservation Commission. “Any building in one of those districts that is over 50 years old falls into the historic category.”

All three of those areas are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the federal government’s official list of places, sites and buildings worthy of preservation.

The grant, from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, will also allow the commission to do an assessment of the rest of the city to see if there are other areas that officials should seek to have included on the National Register.

“This would just be a quick overview to see what’s out there,” Hutcheson said.

Hutcheson said the commission will be working with the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission on the survey.

“We hope to get started on it as soon as possible, and we’d like to have it finished by the end of summer or early fall,” he said.

 

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