National Register of Historic Places

Old Slater Mill, a historic district in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, was the first property listed in the National Register, on November 13, 1966.
George B. Hartzog Jr., director of the National Park Service from January 8, 1964, until December 31, 1972
U.S. Secretary of the Interior (1977–1981) Cecil Andrus removed the National Register from the jurisdiction of the National Park Service in 1978.
S. R. Crown Hall is listed under criteria B and C for its association with architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and modernist design.
A typical plaque found on properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places
An alternate series of plaques. Buildings on the National Register are often listed in local historic societies as well.
Round Barns in Illinois Thematic Resources is a Multiple Property Submission that includes 18 structures throughout the state.
Example of a barn on the National Register of Historic Places; Cow Barn; Enfield Shaker Village, New Hampshire; built 1854.
A National Register of Historic Places plaque at the Robert E. Howard Museum in Cross Plains, Texas
The Portland Building was added to the NRHP only 29 years after its opening.
The demolition of the Jobbers Canyon Historic District marked the largest National Register historic district lost to date.
Pecos Pueblo is one of a number of NRHP sites administered by the National Park Service.
The Illinois State Capitol is one of 44 U.S. state capitols listed on the NRHP.
College Hill Historic District is an example of a National Historic Landmark District.
The Robert C. Weaver Federal Building is an example of a modern building listed on the NRHP.
The American Legation, Tangier is the only site on the NRHP in a foreign nation.
Walden Pond is an example of a natural site listed on the NRHP.
The USS Wisconsin (BB-64) is one of a number of ships listed on the NRHP.

United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance or "great artistic value".

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Contributing property

Any building, object, or structure which adds to the historical integrity or architectural qualities that make the historic district significant.

Thomas T. Gaff House, a contributing property to the Dupont Circle Historic District in Washington, D.C.
Plaque acknowledging Little Red Schoolhouse as a contributing property to Newberry Historic District in Newberry, Florida
This medical clinic building in the East Grove Street Historic District in Bloomington, Illinois is an example of a non-contributing property.

A property listed as a contributing member of a historic district meets National Register criteria and qualifies for all benefits afforded a property or site listed individually on the National Register of Historic Places.

United States National Register of Historic Places listings

Concentration of NRHP listings throughout the U.S.

The National Register of Historic Places in the United States is a register including buildings, sites, structures, districts, and objects.

State Historic Preservation Office

State governmental function created by the United States federal government in 1966 under Section 101 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).

An archaeological site with human presence dating from 4th century BC, Fillipovka, South Urals, Russia. This site has been interpreted as a Sarmatian Kurgan.

The purposes of a SHPO include surveying and recognizing historic properties, reviewing nominations for properties to be included in the National Register of Historic Places, reviewing undertakings for the impact on the properties as well as supporting federal organizations, state and local governments, and private sector.

Historic districts in the United States

Historic districts in the United States are designated historic districts recognizing a group of buildings, properties, or sites by one of several entities on different levels as historically or architecturally significant.

Old City Historic District in Philadelphia
Charleston, South Carolina is home to the first historic district protected by local legislation in the United States
The Fleur-de-lys Studios is a contributing property to Providence's College Hill Historic District
In 2021, a proposal to create a historic district in Downtown El Paso was denied after a majority of property owners opposed the designation.
The Dakota belongs to the Central Park West Historic District (a federally designated district) as well as the Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District (a locally designated district).
The David Davis III & IV House in Bloomington, Illinois, is another example of a property in a local historic district that is also listed on the federal National Register of Historic Places.

Federally designated historic districts are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but listing usually imposes no restrictions on what property owners may do with a designated property.

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Privately funded, nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., that works in the field of historic preservation in the United States.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is headquartered in the Watergate complex, Washington, D.C.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation's former headquarters of 35 years, the Andrew Mellon Building, located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The National Trust moved its headquarters to the Watergate complex in 2013.
Woodlawn Plantation & Pope-Leighey House, Alexandria, Virginia was the first site acquired for the National Trust portfolio.
The portfolio of National Trust sites has expanded to include Philip Johnson's Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut.
The Houston Astrodome is one of the National Trust's National Treasures.
The historic Rosenwald Schools are named a National Treasure.
The San Jose Church in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico was included in 2013's list of 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.
Grant Wood's boyhood home, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, listed as one of the most endangered historic sites in Iowa.
The Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C.
The Caribbean Motel in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey, listed in the National Register of Historic Places
Drayton Hall, Charleston, South Carolina
Farnsworth House, Plano, Illinois
Cliveden, an important site in the Battle of Germantown
James Madison’s Montpelier, near Orange, Virginia
Acoma Pueblo Sky City, Acoma, New Mexico

To be included in the program, hotels must be at least 50 years old; designated by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark or listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places; and recognized as having historic significance.

List of national memorials of the United States

Designation in the United States for an officially recognized area that memorializes a historic person or event.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial on a commemorative 1952 stamp

The historic areas within the National Park System are automatically listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

National Historic Preservation Act of 1966

Legislation intended to preserve historic and archaeological sites in the United States of America.

An archaeological site with human presence dating from 4th century BC, Fillipovka, South Urals, Russia. This site has been interpreted as a Sarmatian Kurgan.

The act created the National Register of Historic Places, the list of National Historic Landmarks, and the State Historic Preservation Offices.

National Historic Landmark

Building, district, object, site, or structure that is officially recognized by the United States government for its outstanding historical significance.

Independence National Historical Park is one of the most widely visited National Historic Landmark Districts.
Navajo Nation Council Chamber, the seat of government for the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, Arizona.
Central Park in New York City is a prominent National Historic Landmark. New York City has 116 NHLs, more than any other city in the US.
The American Legation in Tangier, Morocco, was the first National Historic Landmark on foreign soil.

Only some 2,500 (~3%) of over 90,000 places listed on the country's National Register of Historic Places are recognized as National Historic Landmarks.

National Historic Site (United States)

Designation for an officially recognized area of national historic significance in the United States.

Salem Maritime National Historic Site was the first National Historic Site to be established in the U.S.

As of October 15, 1966, all historic areas, including NHPs and NHSs, in the NPS are automatically listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).

Grain elevator

Facility designed to stockpile or store grain.

Cargill Pool grain elevator, Buffalo, New York
Saskatchewan Wheat Pool No. 7, Thunder Bay, Ontario
The Port Perry mill and grain elevator, circa 1930: Originally built in 1873, it is the oldest grain elevator in Canada and remains a major landmark to this day. The original line of the PW&PP Railway can be seen in the foreground.
Typical "wood-cribbed" design for grain elevators throughout Western Canada, a common design used from the early 1900s to mid-1980s: The former Ogilvie Flour Mill elevator in Wrentham, Alberta, was built in 1925.
A 1928 Burrus Elevator steel-reinforced concrete elevator with 123 silos shown just prior to demolition in 2004
Silos connected to a grain elevator on a farm in Israel
Corrugated-steel grain bins and cable-guyed grain elevator at a grain elevator in Hemingway, South Carolina
Old wooden cribbed grain elevator and livestock feedmill in Estherville, Iowa
These houses in Halifax, Nova Scotia were constructed in the 1990s long after the elevator had been constructed and are valuable due to their location. In the summer of 2003, an explosion at this elevator sparked a fire that took seven hours to extinguish.
Jump-formed concrete annex silos on the left and slip-formed concrete mainhouse at an elevator facility in Edon, Ohio
A view along Buffalo's "Elevator Alley".
Lake Shore Elevator seen in Toledo, Ohio in 1895
General Mills grain-distribution facility detail, Idaho Falls, Idaho
Home Grain Co. wooden cribbed elevator at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village in Alberta
Alberta Wheat Pool elevator Ltd. wooden cribbed elevator at the Scandia Eastern Irrigation District Museum in Scandia, Alberta
Inglis elevator row, Inglis, Manitoba
Swissmill Tower, upper Limmat Valley in the Canton of Zürich
Wheeler Elevator, Buffalo
Ranchway Feeds mill and elevator, Fort Collins, Colorado
Circle B grain elevator, Concordia, Kansas
Historic Cooperative Elevator, a row of corrugated steel hopper bottom bins on the left and cribbed annex bins on the right, Crowell, Texas
Reading Company Grain Elevator near Center City, Philadelphia, now converted into offices
Charles Demuth: My Egypt (1927)

Buffalo's grain elevators have been documented for the Historic American Engineering Record and added to the National Register of Historic Places.