Crews to conduct historic resource survey throughout LaGrange

Published 8:00 pm Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Residents can expect to see crews conducting a historic resource survey throughout the City of LaGrange starting this month.

The City of LaGrange has hired consulting firm WLA Studio to conduct a historic resource survey as a requirement of LaGrange’s Certified Local Government (CLG) program.

The goal of the project is to identify properties built before 1979 that are eligible for potential historic designation.

Beginning this month, a consultant team will start field work to look for properties that appear to fit the established criteria with repeat visits anticipated through December 2019.

The survey team will also be gathering architectural data on previously recorded buildings located in the Local Historic District.

Residents may see team members walking around downtown and adjacent streets carrying clipboards and cameras, collecting information and will photograph buildings constructed before 1979. For the duration of the survey, the team will tour the areas on foot and will have a letter from the City of LaGrange identifying them. The crew will have a letter signed by Community Development Director Alton West that they can give any business owner who has questions about them being in the area.   

The survey team will take photographs of the front elevation and an oblique view. The information collected will focus on each building’s architecture, including building type and form, historic details, exterior materials and other features. Significant landscape features will also be recorded if present.