His wife, Tricia Stevenson, was the Assistant to Tina Carpenter, Director of the Ashland County Historical Society.
Ordinance 51-05, which created the Historic Preservation Board only has authority in the Center Street Historic District or other areas designated by the city. There are guidelines on how a property is placed under the authority of the Historic Preservation Board, firstly, the property owner needs to request to be part of the Preservation Guidelines.The residents of Center Street requested to have these restrictions put on their properties. Preservation ordinances have been held up in federal court. They are no different than general zoning.To read the ordinance for your self click on Preservation Action in the tool bar menu. A copy of
Read the letter from the Ohio Historic Preservation Office which deals with the National Register of Historic Places properties in Ohio. The Office states that there are more architectural features visible now (June 2006) than when the application to become a contributing structure in the Center Street Historic District was filed. They declined Tina Carpenter’s request to removed the A.N. Myers home as a contributing structure in the National Registered Center Street Historic District
The Association paid to have a private architect examine the building with a feasibility study. To date, the Historical Society has produced no paperwork from a feasibility study to document a million dollar renovation.