Each year. the City of Fulton’s Historic Preservation Commission seeks new homes to be part of its Historic Property Designation. The window to apply for a historic property is between March 1 and April 30.
In order to qualify, a property must meet the following requirements which be found in Section 62-31 of the City of Fulton Codes.
Sec. 62–31. – Identification of historic properties; identification of, and addition to, historic districts; and designation of properties earning the title “A Fulton Preservation Property”.
(a) Powers of identification and designation. The city council, by formal ordinance and upon the completion of the following process may identify properties as city historic properties and/or for inclusion into an historic district: Identification of city historic districts and historic properties and designation of properties earning the title “A Fulton Preservation Property” does not require either federal or state historic register certification.
(b) “Fulton Historic Property” identification.
(1) Criteria to qualify for identification as an historic property. To qualify for identification as an historic property, each property described in the application must meet at least one of the following criteria:
a. Its value as part of the heritage or culture of the community;
b. Its location as a site of a significant event;
c. Its identification with a person or persons who made a significant contribution to the development of the community, state or nation;
d. Its distinguishing characteristics of an architectural style or method of construction;
e. Its identification as the work of a master builder, designer, architect or landscape architect whose work has influenced the development of the community, state or nation;
f. Its elements of design, detailing, materials or craftsmanship which renders it architecturally significant;
g. Its design elements that make it structurally innovative;
h. Its unique location or physical characteristic that makes it a familiar visual feature of the neighborhood or the community;
i. Its character as a particularly fine or unique example of a utilitarian structure with a high level of integrity or architectural significance; and/or
j. Its suitability for preservation or restoration.