Historic nomination for Harrisburg School clears state hurdle

Monday, August 12, 2013 | 4:47 p.m. CDT

A state nomination to place the old Harrisburg School on the National Register of Historic Places has been sent to the National Park Service.

The Missouri Advisory Council on Historic Preservation on Friday gave unanimous approval to the nomination.

The Park Service has 45 days to decide whether or not to list the site. Actual listing of the site usually takes six months, according to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. More information about the nomination and listing process can be found on the department's website.

The Harrisburg School was built in 1878 by local Masons, who incorporated Masonic symbols in the construction. In addition to serving as a school until 1937, the building was a meeting place for the Masons until 2010. The building has not been used since 2010 because of its condition.



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