HOUSTON, Miss. (WTVA) -- Downtown Houston is hoping to get some national recognition.
A representative with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History talked to residents Monday night about the beneftis of having the area listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
"It's about 130 buildings or so. It is historic based on the association with commerce. This has always been the business district in this part of Chickasaw County and community planning and development," said Bill Gatlin of the Mississippi Department of of Archives and History.
"We hope the community buys into this. There are some tax credits that our businesses and residents can take advantage of if you do renovate," stated Joyce East of the Houston Main Street Association.
A review board will meet March 21 in Jackson.