Downtown Canton Historic District
ADDED TO NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
The center of downtown Canton has been designated a historic district and has been added to the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior effective June 7, 2006. The official name of the district is the Upper Downtown Canton Historic District, which includes approximately 30 city blocks.
The designation was determined by conducting a survey of historic and architecturally significant buildings in the center city. Sandvick Architects of Cleveland was commissioned by the Downtown Canton Land Bank to perform the survey because of their knowledge and experience in historic preservation, restoration, and renovation.
The street boundaries of the district generally comprise 2nd Street South to 6th Street North and Walnut Avenue Northeast to Dewalt Avenue Northwest.
According to the study, there are approximately 89 buildings in the district, of which, 59 are noted as contributing buildings or ones that have historical significance. One of the benefits of a historic district is that owners of buildings will not have to apply individually to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places and incur the expense associated with this process.