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What is the National Register?

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the nation's cultural resources worthy of preservation. Properties listed in the Register include districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that are significant in American history, architecture, archaeology, engineering, and culture and which possess integrity of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling, and association.

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Criteria for Evaluation

Nominations to the historic register are considered under several criteria.

National Register Frequently Asked Questions

Common questions for the National Register program

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