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Holland gets upgraded on historic register

In a move that could open the door to additional grant funding opportunities, the Holland Theatre has been designated as a place of state significance by the National Register of Historic Places.

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The Holland Theatre was recently designated by the National Register of Historic Places as a place of state significance, opening the door to additional grant funding. (PHOTO SUBMITTED)

The National Park Service, which oversees the registry, approved the change last week and Holland Theatre board president Kristine Swisher said she learned of the designation on Friday.

The historic theater, which is the only Dutch-themed theater in the United States, was placed on the National Register in 2001 as a place of national significance but the additional state designation is necessary for other grant programs, Ms. Swisher said.

“That’s going to help us with other opportunities for grants,” she said. “In Ohio, you have to show it is significant in your state.

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