Clark Street – Main Street Historic District listed on National Register
For the City Times
STEVENS POINT – On June 22, the National Park Service listed the Clark Street – Main Street Historic District to the National Register of Historic Places.
“This designation honors the efforts that the city of Stevens Point and those property owners have taken to identify, evaluate and protect its historic resources. The listing to the National Register of Historic Places is an update from the District’s listing to the State Register of Historic Places in November 2019. The Clark Street – Main Street Historic District, roughly bounded by Prentice Street, Clark Street, Fremont Street and Main Street, joins the Mathias Mitchell Public Square Historic District as the City’s two historic districts that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places,” a city release stated.
“We have all known the historic significance of this area to Stevens Point, but having the National Park Service and the National Register of Historic Places recognize this area is a significant affirmation of its national importance,” added Stevens Point Mayor Mike Wiza. “This listing will open up opportunities to fund future preservation and restoration of buildings in this area.”
“The designation of this core area of Stevens Point to the National Register of Historic Places is an important recognition of the significance this area has played in the history and heritage of this community,” said Tim Siebert, chair of the City’s Historic Preservation/Design Review Commission. “The variety of architectural styles and the history of the people that built these houses are critical to understanding how this community grew and thrived. Applying this district to the National Register of Historic Places will allow for a better understanding and physical presence of these buildings within our community.”
With this distinction, property owners within the Clark Street – Main Street Historic District are eligible to apply for federal tax credits when performing rehabilitation or restoration activities. Only property owners pursing the use of tax credits are required to meet additional design guidelines, which are reviewed by the National Parks Service.
To learn more about the National Register of Historic Places and how to apply for federal tax credits, visit nps.gov/nationalregister.