Two Lou. structures nominated for National Register of Historic Places

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Posted on May 16, 2013 at 5:44 PM

Updated Thursday, May 16 at 6:01 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- It's known around this area as the teepee.  But the pavilion at Hogan’s Fountain in Cherokee Park is one step closer to being on the National Register of Historic Places.

On Thursday, May 16, the Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board approved the pavilion’s nomination.

The register recognizes buildings and structures that are significant to American history and culture.

The pavilion was built in Cherokee Park in 1964; preservationists say the teepee shaped structure is significant to Louisville architecture.

In a separate move, the board also approved the nomination for the UofL library on the Belknap Campus.

“It's simply an indication of the importance of the structures and will probably help to ensure their preservation and sympathetic treatment in the future,” Patrick Snadon, a Professor at University of Cincinnati, said.

Now that the structures have been nominated they're sent to the U.S. National Parks Service which will decide if they should go on the national register.

That decision won't happen for a couple of months.
 

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