Downtown Association awards markers
“Historic Downtown Rockdale Markers” were presented recently to the City of Rockdale for the original City Hall building that now houses City of Rockdale Police Department (circa 1895) and the Kay Theater (circa 1947), Rockdale Downtown Association president Chris Dyess announced.
The Rockdale Downtown Association (RDA) developed a marker process to offer to owners of historic buildings in Downtown Rockdale Business District, Dyess said.
Along with members of the RDA, representatives from the Milam County Historical Commission,
Rockdale city council, Rockdale Police Department and Kay Theater Foundation were on hand for the presentations.
Milam County Historical Commission Preservation Grant funds were used to purchase the historic markers.
Historic Downtown Building Marker information can be obtained from Mary Lee Dyess, marker chair. Building marker requirements include buildings that are fifty years old and meet historic requirements. Applications will be available in the fall of 2011 for presentation in 2012.
Rockdale Downtown Association Historic Marker Process was established to note the history of the downtown buildings in the early history of the City.