Downtown Nacogdoches Honored

News Release:

NACOGDOCHES - The City of Nacogdoches is proud to announce that the Nacogdoches Downtown Historic District has been named to the United States Department of the Interior's National Register of Historic Places.

Roughly bounded by Old Tyler Road, Banita Creek, Pillar, Mound and Hospital streets, this national recognition is something to brag about. Properties within the district comprise the core of Texas' Oldest Town's historic commercial quarter and part of the industrial sector. These buildings represent significant aspects of the economic, physical, and architectural development of our community. As a military outpost and waypoint on the El Camino Real, historic downtown Nacogdoches can tout this national recognition to residents, and visitors to our town.

"Lots of hard work by numerous city staff members made this nomination possible," said Main Street Manager Sarah O'Brien, "a big round of applause for all involved is well deserved." The City of Nacogdoches plans on holding a ribbon cutting to celebrate the new Nacogdoches Downtown Historic District.

Representatives from the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Nacogdoches would like to invite everyone to join them. The ceremony will . take place at 5:30 p.m., Friday, August 1, 2008 on the plaza principal stage, located behind the Nacogdoches Convention & Visitor's Bureau. Then everyone is invited to participate.