Putnam Landmark Closer to Preservation

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Putnam County's first courthouse has been nominated for the National Register of Historic Places.
A state Division of Culture and History committee approved an application last week to include the 169-year-old James W- Hoge home on the register.
If the National Park Service approves the application, the three-room brick house would be eligible for federal grants for renovation and preservation.
Hoge served as a circuit judge after the Civil War and held court in his home. It's located behind the current courthouse in Winfield.
Putnam County parks director Scott Williamson says he hopes the house can be restored and used as a museum and meeting place.

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