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2 Tyler buildings made historical landmarks

TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - They have stood for more than 70 years, and Tuesday, two Tyler buildings were officially made historical landmarks.

The Tyler City Hall and the Cotton Belt Depot were both declared landmarks.

City Hall was singled out for its design, which incorporated depression-era architecture. The Depot began operating in 1905, and brought people to East Texas for more than 50 years.

"I think it's important for all of us to know our history," said Tyler Mayor, Barbara Bass. "There's a saying, "If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there," and knowing that history not only helps know who you are as a person, but as a community."

The dedications were part of National Preservation Month.

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