Lincoln celebrates Historic
Citizens in Lincoln will
join thousands of individuals around the country as part of a
nationwide celebration of the 32nd annual National Historic
Preservation Week, May 5-11.
"Cities, Suburbs, and Countryside" is
the theme of the weeklong celebration that is being sponsored
locally by the city of Lincoln, Beans & Such, Blue Dog Inn and Main
Every community has a spirit of place
that identifies it as special and unique. It may be a building or a
monument or a public square. It sets the community apart from every
other. It attracts tourists, contributes to the area's stability and
livability, and gives residents a sense of connection with their
"Despite its importance in the social,
cultural and economic life of the community, the spirit of place is
easily destroyed," said National Trust President Richard Moe.
"Uniqueness fades into anonymity. Every place starts looking like
Anyplace, and eventually they all look like Noplace. Preservation
Week 2003 calls on us to do all we can to recognize, save and
enhance the irreplaceable features that give each community its
This year, Main Street Lincoln has
chosen to celebrate the history of the Arcade Building. The
one-story, mission-style building was designed by architect John M.
Deal and built in 1929. AMP Studio has designed this year's
commemorative poster, which will be displayed throughout National
Historic Preservation Week.
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The mayor's annual awards for historic
preservation will be announced at the conclusion of the week's
celebration. Nomination forms are available in both residential and
nonresidential categories for preservation, exterior rehabilitation
and sympathetic addition. Twenty-seven buildings have been
recognized since the awards were first given in 1993 and are
permanently recorded in photographs that hang in the Lincoln City
For more information on National
Historic Preservation Week or to make a nomination, call the Main
Street Lincoln office at (217) 732-2929.
Street program was developed by the National Trust for Historic
Preservation in 1980 to redevelop and revitalize America's
downtowns. Lincoln has been a designated Main Street community since
[Main Street Lincoln