National Register adds three WNC historic places

From a press release:

National Register Adds 17 North Carolina Historic Places, including three in WNC

The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources is pleased to announce that 17 individual properties and districts across the state have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The properties below were reviewed by the North Carolina National Register Advisory Committee and were subsequently approved by the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Officer and forwarded to the Keeper of the National Register.

“Architecture is among North Carolina’s rich cultural treasures,” Governor Pat McCrory said. “These selections are North Carolina’s adaptations of classic American styles of architecture ranging from a plantation house to a downtown auto dealership. I’m pleased these sites have merited selection to the National Register so they can be preserved, enjoyed and studied by future generations.”

“The National Register is a vital tool in the preservation of North Carolina’s historic resources,” said Susan Kluttz, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. “North Carolina is a leader in the nation’s historic preservation movement. When all of the buildings in historic districts classified as contributing to the districts’ significance are counted, it is estimated that North Carolina has approximately 73,300 National Register properties.”

The listing of a property in the National Register places no obligation or restriction on a private owner using private resources to maintain or alter the property. Over the years, various federal and state incentives have been introduced to assist private preservation initiatives, including tax credits for the rehabilitation of National Register properties. As of Jan. 1, 2014, 3,000 rehabilitation projects with total estimated expenditures of $1.7 billion have been completed.

In Western North Carolina

Clark-Miller Roller Mill, Lansing vicinity, Ashe County, listed 8/19/14: Built ca. 1915 by Ambrose Clark and Jessie Davis, the Clark-Miller Roller Mill is locally significant to the industrial history and architectural heritage of Ashe County. As one of the few remaining grain mills in Ashe County, the structure served the local agricultural community around the town of Lansing from 1915 until a devastating flood in 1940 ceased its operation. The vernacular frame building houses some of the most intact milling equipment of any surviving mill in Ashe County.

(pictured) West Asheville-Aycock School Historic District Boundary Increase, Asheville, Buncombe County, listed 9/03/14:  The West Asheville-Aycock School Historic District Boundary Increase expands the National Register Historic District, listed in 2006, to include the Mardis Building at 444 Haywood Road. Constructed ca. 1925, the Mardis Building is locally significant for its Commercial Style architecture and commercial role in the district.

Downtown Sylva Historic District, Sylva, Jackson County, listed 9/03/14: Located in the county seat of Jackson County, the Downtown Sylva Historic District covers approximately 13 acres and includes 44 contributing buildings and structures primarily along Main, Mill, Landis, and Jackson streets. The period of significance begins in 1900, with the construction of the Sylva Pharmacy at 596-600 West Main Street, and extends to 1964, when the Modernist United States Post Office building was completed. The Downtown Sylva Historic District is locally significant in the areas of architecture and commerce.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall has lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. She is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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