National Park Service puts Savannah Historic District on National and Tennessee Registers of Historic Places

September 9, 2009

National Park Service puts Savannah Historic District
on National and Tennessee Registers of Historic Places

(NASHVILLE, TN) September 9, 2009 — State Senator Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) said today she has been notified by the Tennessee Historical Commission that the Savannah Historic District has been placed in the National and Tennessee Registers of Historic Places by the National Park Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

The National Register is a guide used by federal, state, and local governments, private groups and citizens to identify the nation’s cultural resources and to indicate what properties should be considered for protection.   The areas included in the Savannah Historic District would be roughly bounded by College, Main, Tennessee and Williams Streets.

“Savannah has a wonderful heritage that should be passed down for many generations to come,” said Senator Gresham.  “This designation is a planning tool that will help in those efforts.”

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