Survey under way of historic homes

They want us to take an inventory. We look for the style of the house that it is, the material it was made with and how it is configured, Warwick, a Public History major, said.

It is everything around Cumberland, too, Parks added of the area students covered. Hopefully, after the first of the year we can get some kind of historic zoning or conservation overlays and that has to be approved by the Lebanon City Council. Right now we are just doing some research for when we present to them.

Parks, who resides in a South Tarver house featured on the annual Historic Tour of Homes, said that she has always been interested in preserving these landmarks.

{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=95|imageid=645|displayname=0|float=left}My grandparents lived in a farm house that had been in their family for 150 years. Ive always been exposed to it, she said. For years, none of these historic houses in Lebanon went up for sale. In 2006, we bought this house on auction. Ive always wanted to live here.

The graduate students will continue to do these surveys throughout the next two weeks.

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