Congress completed action today on a bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. French Hill to add seven houses covering 1.47 acres to the area of the Central High School National Historic Site.
The measure opens the door
Backers of the site had long hoped to include the area in the historic district. There’d been some early resistance because of strings that might come with bringing property under a preservation umbrella. When introduced, it was said the bill could cost $500,000 to implement, if money is appropriated to carry out cooperative preservation projects with house owners.