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Landmark nominations sought in Jefferson City

Jefferson City's Historic Preservation Commission is seeking nominations for 2014 Landmark awards.

Property owners of historic buildings within the city limits are encouraged to apply before the second Tuesday of March.

Applications are available at the city’s Web site at www.jeffcitymo.org/pps/documents/ApplicationforNomination61813.pdf

The honorary designation recognizes a property’s historical significance and contribution to the community. Evaluation criteria includes historic, architectural and cultural significance, type of property and its uses, location and historical context to its surroundings, architectural integrity and whether it is in danger of being razed.

The city council will approve the commission’s selections in ordinance form and then the Landmark recipients are announced during a Heritage Month event in May.

In other business from the commission’s meeting Tuesday, it:

• Released for demolition 1205 E. Miller St., which has been acquired for expansion potential of Immaculate Conception Church.

• Released for demolition 923 Harding St., where the private owner intends to replace it with affordable housing similar to the neighborhood.

• Agreed to draft a letter of support as part of a Request For Proposals process to be considered as a host city of the 2016 National Alliance Preservation Commission Forum. Although two years away, if selected, fundraising would need to reach a minimum $35,000 and many volunteers would need to be recruited. No community in Missouri or adjacent state has ever been selected to host this national event.

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