Five more Nebraska locations have been put on the National Register of Historic Places; something their respective communities should be happy about, according to the State Historic Preservation Office.
The Domme-Haase Farmstead in Madison County, the George E. Dovey House and Velosco V. Leonard House in Cass County, the George A. Marshall House in Washington County, the Stanton Carnegie Library in Stanton County, and the Cozad Downtown Historic District were selected by the National Parks Service for listing.
National Register Coordinator David Calease says having a historic building in a community can provide a financial boon, especially in cities with small downtowns and plenty of millennial consumers.
“They love old buildings,” says Calease. “They love building with character.”
Calease says millennial would rather sip coffee in a historic, renovated building than a more modern one.
“We’re getting back into the Downtown habit of rehabbing historic buildings.”