Nominate A Building

It is your turn to decide what building, home or area should be on the Most Notable Properties list of the Columbia Historic Preservation Commission.

Nominations are being taken for selection for the list. Here’s a link to more information and the nomination form. Nominations are due by Oct. 1, 2010. The gala event announcing the winners will be in February 2011.

The criteria are:

  • Properties must be at least 50 years old.
  • Located within Columbia’s city limits.
  • Have architectural or historic characteristics that contribute to Columbia’s social or aesthetic resources.

What kind of buildings or areas have made the list in the past? The brick streets of Columbia are on the list, as are several public schools. A modest Cape Cod is on the list as well as Columbia’s more majestic mansions including Maplewood. Two bed and breakfast locations are on the list. But the list also includes scores of residential homes that may look quite ordinary to some, yet have historic value either due to their former owners or the building’s qualities.

You can’t win if you don’t play and Columbia can’t laud historic properties if someone doesn’t nominate them.

Here’s your chance.

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