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Recognizing historic properties

Preservation Mathews is sponsoring a plaque program to recognize historic properties in Mathews County. Downtown Mathews and the court green are all part of an historic district recognized by the U.S. Department of the Interior, and are thus eligible for the plaques, said Preservation Mathews board member Tom Karow, center in photo above. Shown with him are Mathews County Board of Supervisors’ vice chairman Amy Dubois receiving a plaque for the historic courthouse, left, and Preservation Mathews board member Lori Black. Below, Ian Morse, shown at left, receives the first plaque for the Callis House Inn from Preservation Mathews board members Tim Hill and Dee Russell. Preservation Mathews and Morse Construction were instrumental in saving the Callis House, which is located in the Mathews Downtown Historic District. Karow said that other noteworthy properties in Mathews may qualify for plaques even if they haven’t been recognized by the state or federal government as histori...

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