First 10 Most Endangered property of 2010 moves towards “saved” column

Voters in Jackson County overwhelmingly defeated a proposal to demolish the existing Jackson County Resource Center (formerly the Jackson High School) and construct a new building in its place. The final vote tally was 1,657 against the proposal, and 717 in favor.

The Jackson County Resource Center is on the Alliance’s 2010 list of the state’s 10 Most Endangered Historic Places. The former school building, which has housed county human services offices since the 1990s, was built as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project in 1938. The building is not yet listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Read more about the vote and the historic school building that was at the center of the issue on the 10 Most Endangered page, or online at the Jackson County Pilot.

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