Created in 1997, the Murray Historic Registry includes local homes, businesses, and districts at least 50 years old, which have maintained their historic character or have significant historic value. They have been nominated and reviewed by the Historic Preservation Board and designated to the Murray Historic Registry. The owner may choose not to be placed on the Registry.
Each historic site receives a special ranking of A (has been well preserved) or B (has had some changes). These designations may be changed higher or lower or removed from the Registry depending on what kinds of changes are made to the home.
The registry is a non-regulatory ordinance (City Code 2.40.020) that requires communication between the owner and the Cultural Arts Division prior to changes in the footprint or original building materials. After communication is complete, the owner may proceed with regular requirements of the City.