The Grenada City Council on Monday voted to write a letter of recommendation to a group that wants to designate part of downtown as a national historical district.
The council voted unanimously to draft a letter in support of Bill Gatlin’s efforts, on behalf of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, to recognize several items and buildings downtown as historically significant.
“The most common things that we list are objects,” said Gatlin, a historical architect. An example of an object that the MDAH wants to designate is the Civil War monument.
MDAH also lists structures, like the gazebo on the courthouse square, buildings, of which 77 are
of interest to the organization, and sites, including a large swath of downtown with parts of Church
Street, Doak Street, First Street, Green Street, Main Street, and Second Street forming the
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