Downtown Plano Added to Prestigious List of Historic Places – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
PLANO (CBSDFW.COM) – The National Park Service has named the downtown historic district of Plano on the National Register of Historic Places.
Plano joins a list of some of the country’s most prestigious historic neighborhoods, including Charleston, South Carolina and the French Quarter of New Orleans.
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The designation of the National Register honors areas worthy of preservation. It will also help promote tourism and give individual owners the opportunity to apply for and receive financial incentives from the state for the rehabilitation of buildings.
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Texas has over 300 districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but this is the first for Plano. Before today, Plano was the largest city in Texas without a district recognized by the National Registry.
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Plano City staff say they have been working with a consultant since 2015 to achieve this goal. They conducted surveys of individual properties, studied the history of the areas and prepared the district for nomination to the National Register.