The City of Georgetown is conducting an update of the Historic Resource Survey this year. A kickoff meeting to provide information on the update process will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 4 in the historic Light and Waterworks Building at 406 W. Eighth Street. (This is the east entrance to the red brick former power plant building with the smokestack.)
The Historic Resource Survey documents historic resources such as houses and other structures through fieldwork and research. Each historic resource is documented with photographs, maps, and a written description on a form. Structures in the city limits or extra-territorial jurisdiction that extends 3.5 miles beyond city limits are included in the survey.
The first Historic Resource Survey in Georgetown was conducted in 1984. It was updated in 2007. The current survey map can be seen online at historic.georgetown.org/historic-resource-survey.
Undertaking a survey to identify historic resources acknowledges that these resources have value to the community and future generations. Historic resources provide character, continuity and a sense of uniqueness to the community. The survey project is an opportunity to capture and preserve the stories of Georgetown’s unique and vibrant history.
If you have questions about the meeting or the overall project, contact Matt Synatschk, historic planner for the City of Georgetown, at (512) 930?3581 or firstname.lastname@example.org.