Late former mayor had role in historic preservation
With the rejuvenation of downtown Ennis since the 2013 tornado — new civic programs, new businesses, all taking advantage of the city’s historic charm — it’s easy to forget there was a time when the preservation of old buildings and a celebration of heritage were not considered locally.
It was the late Jim Bob Wilson, one-time mayor and for many years chairman of the Historic Landmark Commission, who galvanized the local preservation movement that has contributed much to this city’s nostalgic appeal.
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