Identify – Evaluate – Protect – Fund

The National Register of Historic Places

Authorized by the National Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register was created to join and support public and private efforts in the realm of preserving our built environment and archeological sites.   The National Park Service is responsible for reviewing nominations submitted by states, tribes and other federal agencies, and listing those determined to qualify.  In addition, the “NPS” also offers guidance towards listing and usage of possible benefits and incentives, although it is ideal to co-ordinate on local and state levels (with the “SHPO”, State Historic Preservation Office) first.  There are currently proximately 94,000 properties listed on the “NRHP” representing 1.8 million contributing rescources.