A local historic landmark is a property so-designated by the Historical Preservation Board as a property of special significance in terms of its historical, prehistorical, architectural, or cultural importance; and that possesses integrity of design, setting, workmanship, materials, feeling, and association.
Historic Landmark recognition and preservation are in the public interest and serve to promote the welfare of the community.
Property owners can apply to have their property designated as a local historic landmark.
- The program began in 1983 and currently lists 119 local designated landmarks.
- Structures must be at least 50 years old and exemplify historic value through cultural,economic or social criteria.
- A tax abatement is available for 50 percent of City ad valorem taxes when a structure is designated as a local landmark.