Five Local Historic Districts (PDF) have been designated by the City of Liberty to recognize buildings and neighborhoods with unique historic and architectural significance.
In addition to the local districts, Liberty boasts six districts and eight individual properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places (PDF).
Because the City is committed to maintaining its unique historic character, properties within the historic districts are subject to special historic preservation zoning, which means that any exterior alterations to the property must be approved by the Historic District Review Commission (HDRC) before the work begins.
The HDRC is a 9-member citizen panel, appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. The HDRC monitors the historic districts and reviews applications for certificates of appropriateness on all exterior alterations, new construction, and demolition.
The HDRC meets on the first and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, when there are applications to consider. Applications for a certificate of appropriateness must be submitted no later than 10 business days prior to the HDRC meeting.
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Liberty was designated a Preserve America community in 2007. The Preserve America program is a White House effort to encourage and support communities that preserve and promote America’s cultural and natural heritage.