Lisbon's downtown commercial district is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Lisbon's Historic Preservation Commission received notice on November 1, 2019. The designation is the culmination of hundreds of hours of work over the past two years, as nearly 50 volunteers of all ages searched archives, took photos, conducted interviews and then pieced the information all together into a 55-page nomination.
Check out the following videos which are part of the "Opening Doors to Lisbon History" series. The videos are produced by high school students enrolled in the Lisbon INC class in collaboration with our historic preservation commission. Continue to check back as more videos will be added.
Kudos to the students for a job well done!
Video of Lisbon History by Lisbon Community Schools Third Grade
Lisbon Celebrates Preservation Month
On May 16, the Lisbon Historic Preservation Commission observed National Historic Preservation Month along with the third-graders from Lisbon Community Schools. This year's project included mapping the development of Lisbon in the 1880's.
Lisbon Historic Preservation Commission submits plans for historic district
The application for Lisbon's downtown to be listed as a Main Street Historic District is now on to the state Historical Society of Iowa, the first step in the process of the district being named to the National Register of Historic Places. The commission has spent the past 15 months, with more than 600 volunteer hours of work and the help of more than 50 people, completing its application. The application will be reviewed by June 15 by the state, and then be sent to the national level for review.
Mount Vernon-Lisbon Sun, Nathan Countryman, Sun News
April 24, 2019
Award Recipient: Lisbon Historic Preservation Commission and Lisbon Community School/Lisbon INC, Lisbon, Iowa
Video project: Commemoration of the addition of the Lisbon United Methodist Church to the National Register of Historic Places
Loren Horton Community History Award
This award recognizes an individual, group, or organization whose outstanding local history project was completed during the previous calendar year. The award is named in honor of Loren Horton, who represented the State Historical Society of Iowa in many capacities from 1973 until his retirement in 1996.