Historic group eyes Langley Middle School

Preservation and identification remain the major undertakings for Langley’s Historic Preservation Commission.

The commission’s chairman, Bob Waterman, gave a semiannual update to the city council Monday night, showing off the mockup of new plaques the group designed for buildings on the city’s register. Currently, seven buildings are on the city’s official list — a voluntary registration — of historic places.

“All of these things are designed to increase people recognizing and appreciating the history of the town,” Waterman said.

Two locations remain high on the commission’s priority list to add to the register: Langley Middle School and the Langley United Methodist sanctuary. Waterman said he hopes that the sanctuary will soon be nominated, and that the Langley Middle School campus is “in the works.”

His dedication and effort was praised by a few council members, including Councilman Bruce Allen.

“There’s nobody who works harder on this than you,” Allen told Waterman.

In order to buy more plaques for the historic places, Waterman requested $1,000 in the 2015 budget, similar to what it received this year.


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