WPR News
7:45 am
Tue September 18, 2007

State hones in on historic buildings

Laramie, WY – A deadline is quickly approaching that will affect years of historic building preservation projects throughout Wyoming. Kristi Hamilton at the state's historic preservation office says her department will file a report with the National Parks Service in the coming weeks that will set the bar for how the federal government funds the state's preservation projects over the next seven years. Hamilton says Wyoming has plenty of historic buildings despite the state's relatively young age, including many buildings that are just turning 50 years old the magic number for historic consideration.

Hamilton says there is a great stock of bungalow architecture in Worland that should be protected. She also notes that many towns have important examples of Greek Revival and Italianate architecture.