Historic Districts and Your Neighborhood

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Lebanon's Historic Districts

Greenlawn Historic Distric
On November 18, 2014, The City of Lebanon established its first Historic District with the creation of the Historic Greenlawn District with the purpose of preserving the special historic value and style that is representative of the City of Lebanon. Consisting of twenty-one houses, it encompasses mostly Colonial Revival style and Tudor Revival style dwellings. The most famous is the two-story Colonial style Bone House. Although built in 1956, it contains remnants salvaged from other famous buildings in Lebanon, most notably the stone slabs from the Caruthers Hall Law Building.

Ordinance for Greenlawn Historic District
Greenlawn Architecture Descriptions
Greenlawn Map

E Spring Street Historic District
The City of Lebanon designated its second Historic District on November 17, 2015 with the formation of the East Spring Street Historic District. This street encompasses some of the oldest houses in the City dating from the 1900’s with special recognition to the Tinsley House. This Craftsman-Style Bungalow was built circa 1909 and at one time was a Pastorium for the First Baptist Church.

Ordinance for E Spring Historic District
E Spring Map

Cumberland University Historic Preservation District
The third and largest district in the City was recognized when it was approved on January 03, 2017 by City Council. The district encompasses over 80 acres with 146 houses of varying architectural styles. When Cumberland University moved to this location in 1892, the houses were built around it by the professors and townspeople and this neighborhood was born.

Ordinance for Cumberland University Historic Preservation District

Cumberland Map

National Register of Historic Places

National Register of Historic Places

A Walkable Community
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Information to help us to know how to evaluate your neighborhood and what things to look for that makes a neighborhood walkable.
A Bikeable Community
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Information to help know how to evaluate your neighborhood, things to look for that make a bikeable neighborhood

Bikeable Checklist
Bikeable Resources (PDF)
Improving Your Neighborhood Bikeablility (PDF)
Kids Stuff Online
Learning can be fun. In this section look for information that will teach children and adults facts about City Planning, Games, Books, Curriculum and other related topics.

Kids and Community Planning
Architecture and Urban Planning for Children
A Kids Guide to Building Great Communities
City Planning as a Kid's Pastime