Intersection of Marion and Franklin StreetsIntersection of Marion and Franklin Streets
For over a generation Cottontown residents have actively fought to preserve their neighborhood’s character. Evidence of their success abounds. Testament to early efforts aimed at preventing commercial encroachment and stemming increased traffic between North Main and Bull streets stand in the form of decoratively landscaped traffic-calming devices. Later efforts resulted in the publication of a handbook of historic preservation guidelines for property rehabilitation and historic markers. Perhaps Cottontown residents’ greatest achievement has been maintaining their architecturally important community – a feat whose results merited their neighborhood’s inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.