On May 19th the Texas Review Board for the National Register of Historic Places met in Georgetown, Texas to consider six nominations of properties to the Register. Abilene’s nomination of the former Abilene High School to the list was approved for forwarding to Washington and the Department of the Interior, which is the agency in charge of this prestigious list.
Many thanks to Abilene’s Historic Preservation Officer, Molinda Parker, for authoring the nomination. The panel could see that the property, which has been the site of education in Abilene since 1889, was certainly historic and had great community support. Now the challenge is to study the feasibility of various redevelopment options. Stay tuned for more information about these. If you would like to send us a comment or be on our Lincoln mailing list, please send us an email with your thoughts. Thanks!