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Fort Worth recognized for preserving Texas history

Posted Aug. 16, 2017

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District 9 Councilmember Ann Zadeh, right, and Gannon Gries, left, chair of the City of Fort Worth Historic and Cultural Landmarks Commission, accept recognition from Madeline Clites, state coordinator for Certified Local Governments with the Texas Historical Commission.

Fort Worth has been recognized for its dedication to preserving Texas history and for its accomplishments as a Certified Local Government.

Last year, the nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act. This act was passed to acknowledge the importance of protecting our nation’s heritage, and in 1980 it was amended to include the Certified Local Government (CLG) Program. In 1986, Texas certified the state’s first CLG communities, among them the City of Fort Worth in September of 1986.

Since then, Fort Worth has actively protected important historic resources through the local preservation program. Today, more than 7,000 properties have been recognized and protected, and the city continues to set high standards in preservation and is a model for other Texas communities.

At the Aug. 14 regular meeting of the Historic and Cultural Landmarks Commission, the Texas Historical Commission, on behalf of the National Park Service, presented the City of Fort Worth with a certificate for its dedication to preserving Texas history and for accomplishments as a Certified Local Government.

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