Downtown Newton closer to gaining historic status
At Tuesday’s Jasper County Board of Supervisors meeting, Newton Director of Planning and Zoning Erin Chambers will update the board on the progress of getting downtown Newton onto the National Register of Historic Places list.
Chambers is presenting on behalf of the Newton Historic Preservation Commission, whose initial survey in June 2012 began the process of getting downtown Newton on the list. The proposed historical district would extend west from West Fourth Street North all the way east to portions of East Second Street North and East Third Street North. The northern boundary would begin at the alleyways above North Second Avenue and would go as far south as the alleyways south of First Avenue.
In a release, Chambers states that:
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