Meeting Set to Examine Tennessee Nominations to National Register of Historic Places

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The State Review Board will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, to examine Tennessee’s proposed nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. Beginning at 9 a.m., the meeting will be held at the Tennessee Historical Commission office, Clover Bottom Mansion, located at 2941 Lebanon Road in Nashville.

The Board will vote on seven nominations from across the state. Those nominations that are found to meet the criteria will be sent for final approval to the National Register of Historic Places in the Department of the Interior. The Board will also review and re-assess one property that is listed in the National Register.

·        Franklin County: Sewanee Fire Lookout Tower

·        Grundy County: Christ Church

·        Knox County: Winstead Cottage and Bethel Confederate Cemetery

·        Shelby County: 100 North Main

·        Smith County: Moss Mounds

·        Tipton County: Dr. Thomas H. Price House

·        Williamson County: Glass Mounds

Other business at the meeting will include a review and re-assessment of the Pinch-North Main Commercial District in Shelby County.

The State Review Board is composed of 13 people with backgrounds in American history, architecture, archaeology or related fields. It also includes members representing the public. The National Register program was authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

The public is invited to attend the meeting. For additional information, contact Claudette Stager at 615-532-1550, extension 105, or at

For more information about the National Register of Historic Places or the Tennessee Historical Commission, please visit

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