Friday, October 26, 2007

First Draft of Proposed Clayton Historic District Nomination Ready

Informational Presentation Set for Tuesday, November 13

The first draft of Clayton’s proposed historic district has been given to the State Historic Preservation Office for review, and is also available for review locally. An opportunity to ask questions about the proposed district is scheduled for Tuesday, November 13 at 7:00 pm in the Poole Room at The Clayton Center, 111 E Second Street. National Register consultant, Nancy Van Dolsen, will provide a brief review of the process of developing the historic district, and give a presentation about the proposed Clayton Historic District. A copy of the document is available for review at the Hocutt Ellington Library at 100 S Church Street and in the Town Clerk’s office at The Clayton Center, 111 E Second Street.

The proposed historic district is bounded by Fayetteville Street, Stallings Street, Mill Street, Lombard Street and Blanche Street and, in the first draft, is comprised of 207 contributing buildings and structures and 64 non-contributing buildings ands structures. The proposed district’s period of significance is 1890 – 1960.

In June, 2006 a proposed Clayton Historic District was approved by the National Register Advisory Committee for placement on the North Carolina National Register Study List. That was the first step in the process of nominating a district to the National Register of Historic Places in North Carolina.

Last fall, the Town of Clayton engaged the services of National Register consultant, Nancy Van Dolsen of Wilson, to prepare the nomination for Clayton’s Historic District. She had prepared the Study List application as part of Keep Johnston County Beautiful’s historical survey update of the county in anticipation of publishing a book on the county’s historic architecture.

Seating will be limited, but is open to the public. For more information, please contact Downtown Development Coordinator, Bruce Naegelen at 553-1545 or via email at

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

how about starting with closing down the two ABC package stores downtown serving all the local drunks? Nothing nicer then seeing an intoxicated person wanting to hold the door for me at the Clayton Mart, simply disguting.