Even though neighborhood opposition means it won’t receive a place on the National Register of Historic Places, a board in Nashville has decided a historic neighborhood in Johnson City does meet the criteria for that recognition.
Residents of a historic neighborhood in Johnson City say a 79-page application sent to the state contains inaccurate information about their homes.
A local historic neighborhood will not be considered for nomination to the National Register of Historic places because a majority of residents raised objections.
Pointing to concerns from residents, Johnson City Commissioners have decided they need more information before they can endorse seeking recognition for a historic neighborhood.
When Louis H. “Louie” Gump’s family moved into Hillrise Park in November 1941, one month before the U.S. entered World War II, there were 10 houses in the Johnson City subdivision.
East Tennessee State University and the City of Johnson City each received grants this year from the Tennessee Historical Commission to fund two separate preservation projects.