Thanks to DecaturMetro, the Historic Resources Survey commissioned by the City of Decatur is now available on-line. The survey reviewed all properties within the City and categorizes anything 50 years old or older as “historic”.
The map above indicates all the districts in the city that – by the strict 50-year rule definition – could be deemed historic at the national or local level in bluish green. Existing local and national historic districts are in red. Decatur has so much historic residential, it’s actually easier to summarize the large non-historic areas: the now urban-renewal showcase that was once “Beacon Hill”, the Decatur Cemetery, East Decatur Station and Decatur Heights.
The survey can be found here.