The Greatest Challenge: When tornadoes roared through our community December 11, 2021, the loss of lives and destruction of property created the greatest challenge our community has faced in modern time. This is our story of resiliency through the eyes of your City employees and other community leaders. Read Our Story

If you'd like to contribute your own personal tornado story, please email your story to Stories may be edited at the City's discretion.

Historic Districts & Local Historic Sites

Historic resources are buildings, sites, structures and objects that possess  integrity of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling and association.  Owners of historic structures within the local historic districts are required to apply for a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) for any exterior alterations, demolition, or relocation. Bowling Green presently has three local historic districts: the Downtown Commercial, Upper East Main Avenue, and College Hill. The Historic Preservation Board holds a public hearing for each Certificate of Appropriateness. At the public hearing, the Board reviews each application and decides what effect the proposed work will have on the historic building and historic district.

If I am interested, who do I contact...

Historic Preservation Office, City-County Planning Commission, 922 State St, Suite 200, (270) 842-1953

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