City and neighborhood leaders today watched as “Illsley Place-West Rudisill Historic District” signs were placed in the Illsley Place and West Rudisill neighborhoods. The district was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in April.

The National Register is the nation'€™s official list of properties considered worthy of preservation. The listing provides a degree of protection from any potentially adverse effects of state and federally funded projects. The City'€™s Historic Preservation office reviews nominations to the National Register.

“Our community is fortunate to have great neighborhoods such as Illsley Place and West Rudisill,” said Deputy Mayor Mark Becker. “Today we celebrate the importance of historic districts and the City'€™s commitment to preserving unique properties in our neighborhoods.”

The City has developed a walking tour brochure for the Illsley Place-West Rudisill Historic District. It has the history of the area, a map and photos of 18 properties with brief descriptions.

The City'€™s Historic Preservation Review Board and staff work to encourage the preservation of the City'€™s historic resources through local and national historic district designations as well as technical assistance to help property owners maintain or recapture the historic character of their properties.