Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation




Active members of the Steubenville Historic Landmarks Commission include, from left, Kimberly Georgedes, David Snelting, P.E., Alan Hall, Donna Hrezo, Anthony Corella, and Judy Brancazio. Commission members are shown accepting a certificate of recognition from the National Park Service for being a Certified Local Government and preservation partner since July 10, 1989.

Historic Preservation activities are overseen by the Steubenville Historic Landmarks Commission. The Historic Landmarks Commission consists of seven (7) citizens who serve without compensation. The City has two (2) existing historic districts, these being the Steubenville Commercial Historic District located in the Central Business District (CBD) and the North End Neighborhood Historic District, both of which are found in the downtown area and have been listed by the U.S. Department of the Interior on the National Register of Historic Places. All exterior alterations or changes in the historic districts must comply with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and the design guidelines adopted by the Historic Landmarks Commission. The Planning and Community Development Office processes applications for certificate of appropriateness for work in historic districts. Historic Landmarks Commission meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 11:00 a.m. in Steubenville City Council Chambers. More information about historic preservation can be found at www.ohiohistory.org ,www.nps.gov and www.nationaltrust.org

If you are interested in doing research on your property, there are a few local sources of information available: (1) the property and other records at the Jefferson County Courthouse; (2) the resource library at the Jefferson County Historical Association; and (3) the Ohio Room at the Schiappa Branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County, the website is www.steubenville.lib.oh.us.   You may also contact the Jefferson County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society at www.jeffcochapter.com for information.

Steubenville Planning and Community Development Office

115 South Third Street,

Steubenville, OH 43952

Phone: (740) 283-6000 Ext. 1700

Fax: (740) 283-6082

E-Mail: cdp@cityofsteubenville.us

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