Palmerton could be listed on the National Register of Historic Places in time for its 100th anniversary celebration of its incorporation as a borough.
Dale Freudenberger, market towns manager for the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, met with Palmerton Borough Council on Tuesday to rekindle talks on the potential distinction.
Freudenberger, who was joined by members of the Palmerton Area Historical Society, said several years ago grants were applied for, and an application submitted, which he said was rated the "highest in the state."
"Unfortunately, they were unable to help us," Freudenberger said. "Now, we're working with the Historical Society, and the [Palmerton Area] Chamber [of Commerce] to come up with a commitment of funds to hire a historic preservation specialist."