The preservation of historic areas can help a city stabilize and improve property values and foster civic beauty and community pride. While each building may not be individually worthy of landmark status in our District, collectively they highlight the historic, architectural, scenic and cultural significance of Rome. In the late 1960s, special ordinances were developed to preserve the “ambiance” of the past and protect investment well into the future. These ordinances require that any exterior alteration, addition or demolition involving a building in the Historic and Scenic Preservation District is required to be reviewed by the Department of Community and Economic Development, prior to the start of a project.
The City of Rome is proud to have six properties or areas listed on the National Register of Historic Places including:
- Arsenal House: 514 West Dominick Street - listed 7/18/1974
- Fort Stanwix National Monument: Bounded by Dominick, Spring, Liberty and James Streets - listed 10/15/1966
- Gansevoort-Bellamy Historic District: Roughly bounded by Liberty, Stuben and Huntington Streets to Bissel - listed 11/12/1975
- Jervis Public Library: 613 North Washington Street - listed 11/4/1982
- Mills House: 507 North George Street - listed 6/13/1997
- Zion Church: 140 West Liberty Street - listed 8/21/1997
By working together, we can safeguard the heritage of the city by preserving neighborhoods that reflect diverse elements of our history and character.