Litchfield’s Heritage Preservation Commission, formed in November 2008, began the task of researching and writing a Historic Context Report. The purpose of the report is to identify a framework for protecting the community’s historic resources — a way to determine what is most significant to our heritage.
The Commission focused the context report on how the community came to be and how the community grew by protecting, providing and enriching itself. The Commission identified themes – industry, transportation, agriculture, residential, health care, education, churches, parks, entertainment and social fabric.
The Commission identified four goals for the use of this report.
1. Maintain the historic integrity of the City of Litchfield including, but not limited to structures, landscapes, and parks.
2. Promote the wise use of Litchfield’s heritage resources through planning and education.
3. Identify properties for possible nomination and recognition.
4. Serve as an educational document for elected officials and the public.