Historic designation for Stowe House gets another nudge

The effort to win national historic landmark status for the Harriet Beecher Stowe House was given a new nudge forward today by U.S. Sens. Joseph Lieberman and Richard Blumenthal, and U.S. Rep. John Larson.

The legislators reiterated their support for the idea now that the National Historic Landmark Committee has unanimously approved the nomination and sent it on to the National Park System Advisory Board. Its members will determine whether to officially designate the Stowe House as a National Historic Landmark.

According to Katherine D. Kane, executive director of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, “We understand the full advisory board will consider this and make a recommendation to the Secretary of the Interior. We are particularly grateful to the offices of Congressman Larson and Senator Lieberman who testified in support of this designation. This is an important step in the process of recognizing the national significance of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Hartford home.”

In October, Lieberman, Blumenthal and  Larson wrote a letter to the Chief of the National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks Program, J. Paul Loether, in support of nominating the Harriet Beecher Stowe House as a National Historic Landmark.