The National Register of Historic Places Portal
The National Register of Historic Places
is the United States
' official list of historic sites worthy of preservation which was authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966
. There are around 84,000 listings
of individual properties (sites, buildings, structures, and objects) and historic districts. The districts include, in turn, about 1,000,000 buildings, sites and structures. The Register automatically includes all 2,450 or so
U.S. National Historic Landmarks
designated by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior as well as the approximately 300 historic areas that are National Monuments declared by the U.S. president or National Historic Sites or other National Park Service
areas authorized by the U.S. congress.
The National Register of Historic Places is primarily a tool to recognize the historical significance of a building, structure, object, site, or district. Listing in the National Register does not directly restrict private property owners from the use of their property. Some states, however, might have state or local laws that become effective when a place is listed on the National Register. In contrast, a local historic district often has enabling ordinances at the municipal level that restrict certain kinds of changes to properties and thereby encourages those changes that are sensitive to the historic character of an area.
Any individual can prepare a National Register nomination although historians and historic preservation consultants are often employed for this work. The nomination contains basic information on the type of significance embodied in the building, structure, object, district, or site. The State Historic Preservation Office receives National Register nominations and supplies feedback to the individual preparing the nomination. A description of the various aspects of social history and commerce, architectural styles and ownership of the property is also part of the nomination.
Waller Hall is the oldest building on the campus of Willamette University in Salem. Built in 1867 as University Hall, the five-story, brick structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. The building has been gutted twice by fires with the interior rebuilt each time, and went through renovations in 1987–1989 and 2005. From 1872 when the Oregon Institute building burned down until 1906 the building was the only permenat structure on campus.
Built in the Renaissance style of architecture, it is currently used for administration offices and is the oldest university building west of the Mississippi River in the U.S. still in use. Waller Hall is located on the north end of campus opposite the Oregon State Capitol building across State Street. All of the bricks used in the construction were fired on campus using clay excavated from the construction site in order to build the foundation. The school renamed the building in 1912 to Waller Hall in honor of longtime university trustee Alvin F. Waller. Waller is used for administrative functions, including housing the office of the university's president (as of 2008 M. Lee Pelton), and contains the Cone Chapel. Learn more...
James Knox Taylor (1857-1929) was Supervising Architect of the United States Treasury Department from 1897 to 1912 and as such his name is listed as architect of hundreds of federal office buildings and post offices built throughout the United States in large and small cities during the period.
In 1882 he moved to St. Paul, Minnesota where he formed a partnership with Gilbert called Gilbert & Taylor. They built many homes and churches. Subsequently they designed the Pioneer and Endicott Buildings.
In 1893 he moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and formed a partnership with Amos J. Boyden. In 1895 he got a job with the Supervisory Architect as a temporary draftsman. In 1897 he became the Supervisory Architect -- the first architect promoted from within. Learn more...
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The National Register of Historic Places 05 20 2010
The National Register of Historic Places lecture held on May 20, 2010.
May 4, 1970 Site Makes National Register of Historic Places
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Texarkana's National Register of Historical Places
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Sheridan Media (press release)
The Sheridan Press (subscription)
Fri, 17 May 2013 10:05:28 -0700
SHERIDAN — Sheridan has a new addition to the list of buildings currently on the National Register of Historic Places. Two buildings owned by Holy Name Catholic Church and operated by the Holy Name Catholic School were placed on the National ...
Shelby County Reporter
Tue, 14 May 2013 18:37:21 -0700
Downtown Montevallo is now on the National Register of Historic Places. The designated area includes portions of Main Street, Middle Street and Valley Street and impacts all buildings in the downtown business area over 50 years old. The designation ...
Wed, 15 May 2013 16:14:25 -0700
The Westside IOOF Lodge at 928 & 930 W. Douglas in Wichita has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1911. The Westside IOOF Lodge at 928 & 930 W. Douglas in Wichita has been added. Brian Corn/The Wichita Eagle | Buy ...
Keokuk Gate City Daily
Thu, 16 May 2013 10:12:27 -0700
The Keokuk Union Depot is back on the National Register of Historic Places through the efforts of a Chicago art school graduate. A city-appointed commission working to save the historic riverfront landmark recently received word that Christen Sundquist ...
The Lakota Country Times
Fri, 10 May 2013 05:24:24 -0700
Main Street was listed in the National Register of Historic Places last summer, after years-long process that began with the local designation of a historic district downtown in 2006. Wines said it is unlikely the entire length of Main Road would be ...
Fri, 17 May 2013 22:34:44 -0700
A sale of the building would not be a fast process, especially since the building is on the National Register of Historic Places, Jackson said. Many Redlands residents are upset over the possible sale. Below is a portion of a letter that was circulated ...
Wed, 15 May 2013 12:52:13 -0700
In a news release, the Buckhead Heritage Society Monday announced the May Patterson Goodrum House, located on West Paces Ferry Road in Buckhead, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places May 1. The nomination was sponsored by the ...
KTNV Las Vegas
Thu, 09 May 2013 19:42:46 -0700
Local leaders hosted a ceremony on Thursday in recognition of the El Cortez being listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A plaque was also unveiled in honor of its historic status. The El Cortez was built in 1941 and remodeled in 1952. It ...
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