National Historic Landmarks Program

National Historic Landmarks Program Official home of the National Historic Landmarks Program (National Park Service, Department of the Interior) The National Historic Landmark (NHL) Program represents 2,500 landmarks designated by the Secretary of the Interior that exhibit exceptional significance in interpreting and illustrating our past and our nation's history and fall primarily outside the National Park System.
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An NHL may be a historic building, site, structure, object or district. Working with citizens throughout the nation, the National Historic Landmarks Program draws upon the expertise of National Park Service staff to identify and nominate new landmarks and to provide technical assistance to existing landmarks.

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Do you know why we celebrate Labor Day? Click below to find out how Pullman National Monument, National Park Service is ...
09/06/2021
Why We Celebrate Labor Day: Two of the Little-Known Heroes of Pullman

Do you know why we celebrate Labor Day? Click below to find out how Pullman National Monument, National Park Service is "central to understanding industry, labor and civil rights in America and the tense conflicts that led to the creation of #LaborDay and the first African American union." Pullman was designated a #NationalHistoricLandmark in 1970.

https://www.npca.org/articles/2991-why-we-celebrate-labor-day-two-of-the-little-known-heroes-of-pullman

This weekend, Pullman National Monument in Chicago will showcase the rich history of a model town that shaped the nation.

This weekend is the grand opening of Pullman National Monument Visitor Center and Pullman State Historic Site Factory Gr...
09/02/2021

This weekend is the grand opening of Pullman National Monument Visitor Center and Pullman State Historic Site Factory Grounds! Constructed between 1880 and 1884 as a model company town for industrialist George M. Pullman, the town was a radical departure from the unhealthful, overcrowded working-class districts typical at the time. The town also played a pivotal role in the history of the American labor movement. In 1894 Pullman was the focal point of a violent strike that spread across the nation, prompting President Grover Cleveland to intervene with federal troops. Already a #NationalHistoricLandmark since 1970, Pullman National Monument, National Park Service was designated by President Barack Obama on February 19, 2015 making it the first National Park Service unit in Chicago. #PullmanGrandOpening

Through songs, stories, dance, and more, performers will bring history to life in the Main Tent on grand opening weekend, September 4 and 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The tent will be set up just south of the Visitor Center at Pullman National Monument, National Park Service. In addition, a variety of partners will host tables in the tent with activities, giveaways, and information.

Stay up to date on Grand Opening weekend activities at https://go.nps.gov/pullmangrandopening #PullmanGrandOpening

Happy 105th Birthday to the National Park Service! 🎉
08/25/2021

Happy 105th Birthday to the National Park Service! 🎉

The National Park Service was officially established on August 25, 1916!

For 105 years, the National Park Service has been entrusted with the care of our national parks. With the help of volunteers and partners, we safeguard these special places and share their stories with millions of visitors every year.

Today, National parks across the country will be hosting in-park programs and virtual experiences. Entrance fees are also waived for everyone to come out to enjoy their national parks! Learn more at https://www.nps.gov/subjects/npscelebrates/nps-birthday.htm

It's #NationalLighthouseDay! Following a violent storm that sank nearly 30 ships on Lake Superior in 1905, Congress fund...
08/07/2021

It's #NationalLighthouseDay! Following a violent storm that sank nearly 30 ships on Lake Superior in 1905, Congress funded a large program to upgrade the navigational aids of the Great Lakes. The completion of the Split Rock Light Station in 1910 was a key element of that program. This light station served as a vital aid for commercial freighters traveling the busy shipping lanes serving the two harbors closest to the important Minnesota Iron Range, as well as grain freighters shipping the vast agricultural harvests of the upper Great Plains to the rapidly growing populations of the entire Great Lakes region. Split Rock Light Station in Two Harbors, MN, is a highly intact and stylistically cohesive twentieth-century Great Lakes light station. It was designated a #NationalHistoricLandmark in 2011.

Starting today, August 1, our featured photographer for the month is Nathan Klok of Nathan Klok Photography. He will be onsite to meet visitors and talk about his work on August 1, 7, 14, 21 and 28.

Nathan is a award-winning landscape, cityscape, and deep space photographer. He seeks to photograph moments that are striking, unique, memorable, rare, visually impactful, and difficult to capture. To do this, Nathan has spent countless days driving thousands of miles over the years from the Twin Cities to various points on Minnesota’s north shore, sometimes just to capture a single photo.

More info can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/635979481133428

The National Historic Landmarks Program is pleased to announce the release of a new theme study, Civil Rights in America...
07/01/2021

The National Historic Landmarks Program is pleased to announce the release of a new theme study, Civil Rights in America: Racial Discrimination in Housing. As part four of the five-part Civil Rights in America series, this theme study examines the history of race-based housing discrimination leading to the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968. Beyond potential NHLs, the context here and in other NHL theme studies can be useful when preparing National Register nominations. The complete accessible PDF including analysis of potentially nationally significant properties is available for download here: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/nationalhistoriclandmarks/upload/Civil_Rights_Housing_NHL_Theme_Study_final.pdf

The National Historic Landmarks Program is pleased to announce the release of a new theme study, Civil Rights in America: Racial Discrimination in Housing. As part four of the five-part Civil Rights in America series, this theme study examines the history of race-based housing discrimination leading to the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968. Beyond potential NHLs, the context here and in other NHL theme studies can be useful when preparing National Register nominations. The complete accessible PDF including analysis of potentially nationally significant properties is available for download here: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/nationalhistoriclandmarks/upload/Civil_Rights_Housing_NHL_Theme_Study_final.pdf

Built in 1904-1906, Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House in Buffalo, NY, is one of the earliest, most impressive, best-pres...
06/22/2021

Built in 1904-1906, Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House in Buffalo, NY, is one of the earliest, most impressive, best-preserved examples of Wright's Prairie Style. In typical fashion, the house is faced with Roman brick and covered with broad-hipped roofs. Flowing horizontal lines, open plan, and integration between exterior and interior spaces are also prominent and characteristic features. The Darwin D. Martin House was designated a #NationalHistoricLandmark in 1986.

This #PrideMonth the #NationalHistoricLandmarks highlights writer James Merrill and the Merrill House National Historic ...
06/16/2021

This #PrideMonth the #NationalHistoricLandmarks highlights writer James Merrill and the Merrill House National Historic Landmark. James Ingram Merrill was an American poet, novelist, and playwright who wrote dozens of poems and books in several languages. From 1955 to 1995, Merrill lived in a three-story late-Victorian home in Stonington Borough, a small maritime Connecticut town near the Rhode Island border. During his 40 year occupation of the house, Merrill wrote nearly all of his major literary works which garnered widespread critical acclaim and eventually won him the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1975. Merrill lived in his Stonington Borough residence with his life partner David Noyes Jackson for the entirety of his time there. Learn more about the Merrill House here: https://www.nps.gov/places/james-merrill-house.htm, and here: https://www.jamesmerrillhouse.org/

#JamesMerrill
#PrideMonth
#LGBTQI
#LGBTQHistory
#Literature
#Poetry
#Connecticut

This June, the #NationalHistoricLandmark program celebrates #PrideMonth by spotlighting important LGBTQ historical figur...
06/08/2021

This June, the #NationalHistoricLandmark program celebrates #PrideMonth by spotlighting important LGBTQ historical figures and the NHLs associated with them. Today, learn about Jane Addams, a prominent American social activist and reformer who founded Chicago’s Hull-House in 1889 as the nation’s first settlement house. Settlement houses were community-based social services centers aimed at bringing education, recreation, and other social services to low income families in industrial centers. Located in West Chicago, Hull-House spanned several city blocks and provided immigrant families in the city with access to educational, medical, and legal resources. Addams’ work at Hull-House supported working-class immigrant families in Chicago for decades and advanced socially progressive causes including women’s suffrage. Throughout her life, Addams had several romantic partnerships with other prominent female social activists and is recognized today as an important figure in LGBTQ history. Hull-House was designated as an NHL in 1965. Learn more about Jane Addams’ life and Hull-House here: https://www.nps.gov/places/hull-house.htm

#JaneAddams
#HullHouse
#PrideMonth
#LGBTQI
#Chicago
#Illinois
#SocialHistory
#womenshistory

The #NationalHistoricLandmarks program invites you to learn more about Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Island...
05/28/2021

The #NationalHistoricLandmarks program invites you to learn more about Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center in Michigan! Designed by Japanese American architect Minoru Yamasaki and constructed in 1957-58, the conference center represents the first major work Yamasaki completed for Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. The building sits atop a raised platform and features a large geometric glass atrium and a sunken reflecting pool adjacent to the building. Yamasaki’s design influenced many future architects and helped define a new architectural style termed “New Formalism” that became popular after World War II. The McGregor Memorial Conference Center was designated a NHL in 2015. Learn more about the property here: https://www.nps.gov/places/mcgregor-memorial-conference-center.htm

#AsianPacificAmericanHeritageMonth
#JapaneseAmerican
#Architecture
#Michigan
#Detroit
#WayneStateUniversity

Did you know that #NationalHistoricLandmark are some of the best-preserved historic properties in the nation? In celebra...
05/26/2021

Did you know that #NationalHistoricLandmark are some of the best-preserved historic properties in the nation? In celebration of #PreservationMonth take a moment to learn about the extraordinarily well-preserved Virginia Piedmont town of Waterford and how its citizens ensured it long-term preservation starting in the 1930s with a #TeachingwithHistoricPlaces lesson plan. In 1733, Amos Janney, a Quaker farmer from Pennsylvania, purchased land along Catoctin Creek in what is now Loudoun County, Virginia and established wheat farms and a grist mill which eventually attracted more Quaker settlers to the area. This early Quaker community formed the town of Waterford which experienced a population and construction boom in the mid-1800s. In 1943, the residents of Waterford sought to preserve the unique historic character of their town and formed the Waterford Foundation to protect the town’s buildings and the surrounding rural landscape. The Secretary of the Interior designated Waterford a #NationalHistoricLandmark in 1970. Learn more about the town’s preservation story here: https://www.nps.gov/articles/waterford-virginia-from-mill-town-to-national-historic-landmark-teaching-with-historic-places.htm

Photo Credit: Niko, March 25, 2007

#PreservationMonth
#Waterford
#Virginia
#Architecture
#Quaker
#WaterfordFoundation
#HistoricPreservation

Did you know that #NationalHistoricLandmark are some of the best-preserved historic properties in the nation? In celebration of #PreservationMonth take a moment to learn about the extraordinarily well-preserved Virginia Piedmont town of Waterford and how its citizens ensured it long-term preservation starting in the 1930s with a #TeachingwithHistoricPlaces lesson plan. In 1733, Amos Janney, a Quaker farmer from Pennsylvania, purchased land along Catoctin Creek in what is now Loudoun County, Virginia and established wheat farms and a grist mill which eventually attracted more Quaker settlers to the area. This early Quaker community formed the town of Waterford which experienced a population and construction boom in the mid-1800s. In 1943, the residents of Waterford sought to preserve the unique historic character of their town and formed the Waterford Foundation to protect the town’s buildings and the surrounding rural landscape. The Secretary of the Interior designated Waterford a #NationalHistoricLandmark in 1970. Learn more about the town’s preservation story here: https://www.nps.gov/articles/waterford-virginia-from-mill-town-to-national-historic-landmark-teaching-with-historic-places.htm

Photo Credit: Niko, March 25, 2007

#PreservationMonth
#Waterford
#Virginia
#Architecture
#Quaker
#WaterfordFoundation
#HistoricPreservation

Want to visit an amazing #NationalHistoricLandmark without leaving your home? Join the NHL program on a virtual tour of ...
05/19/2021
Video Tour - Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park (U.S. National Park Service)

Want to visit an amazing #NationalHistoricLandmark without leaving your home? Join the NHL program on a virtual tour of Aspet, the residence of one of America's most famous sculptors Augustus Saint-Gaudens at Saint-Gaudens #NationalHistoricPark. Augustus Saint-Gaudens was an Irish American sculptor whose artwork helped define a distinct new American style. Starting in 1885, Saint-Gaudens and his family spent their summers in the town of Cornish, New Hampshire where the sculptor purchased a two-story Federal Style house he named Aspet in honor of the French birthplace of his father. Saint-Gaudens spent his final years here creating celebrated works such as the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial in Boston, MA. The property was designated a NHL in 1962 and established as the Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park in 1964.

Access the virtual tour of Aspet here: https://www.nps.gov/saga/learn/photosmultimedia/video-tour.htm

#SaintGaudensNationalHistoricPark
#VideoTour
#ArtHistory
#NewHampshireHistory
#NewHampshire
#Scultpure

Video tours for Saint-Gaudens NHP

Today, the #NationalHistoricLandmarks program continues it’s recognition of Asian American & Native Hawaiian/Pacific Isl...
05/13/2021

Today, the #NationalHistoricLandmarks program continues it’s recognition of Asian American & Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month by exploring the history and legacy of Manzanar National Historic Site in California. Covering approximately 6,000 acres in the arid desert of the Owens Valley, the Manzanar War Relocation Center was where the U.S. government forcibly removed and incarcerated over 11,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. While Manzanar is best known for its wartime history and the forced removal of Japanese Americans, its layers of the past echo the larger themes of American history, including displacement of native peoples and the consequences of prejudice. Manzanar was designated a NHL in 1985 and a #NationalHistoricSite in 1992. Learn more about Manzanar National Historic Site here: https://www.nps.gov/manz/learn/historyculture/index.htm

Photo Credit: National Parks Foundation

#AsianPacificAmericanHeritageMonth
#JapaneseAmerican
#WorldWarII
#California
#CaliforniaHistory

Today, the #NationalHistoricLandmarks program continues it’s recognition of Asian American & Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month by exploring the history and legacy of Manzanar National Historic Site in California. Covering approximately 6,000 acres in the arid desert of the Owens Valley, the Manzanar War Relocation Center was where the U.S. government forcibly removed and incarcerated over 11,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. While Manzanar is best known for its wartime history and the forced removal of Japanese Americans, its layers of the past echo the larger themes of American history, including displacement of native peoples and the consequences of prejudice. Manzanar was designated a NHL in 1985 and a #NationalHistoricSite in 1992. Learn more about Manzanar National Historic Site here: https://www.nps.gov/manz/learn/historyculture/index.htm

Photo Credit: National Parks Foundation

#AsianPacificAmericanHeritageMonth
#JapaneseAmerican
#WorldWarII
#California
#CaliforniaHistory

In honor of #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth, the #NationalHistoricLandmark program reflects on the legacies of St. Elizabeth...
05/11/2021

In honor of #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth, the #NationalHistoricLandmark program reflects on the legacies of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington DC. Established by influential social reformer Dorothea Dix in the 1850s, St. Elizabeth’s represented a revolutionary new approach to mental health practices. Dix and hospital co-founder Dr. Charles H. Nichols subscribed to the Kirkbride design for mental health facilities which prioritized humane patient treatment and improvement of mental health conditions through exposure to nature. In recognition of its distinctive design and its influential yet at times problematic medical history, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1990. Learn more about St. Elizabeth’s Hospital here: https://www.nps.gov/places/st-elizabeths-hospital.htm

Photo Credit: National Archives, circa 1900.

#MentalHealthAwarenessMonth
#KirkbrideDesign
#DorotheaDix
#WomensHistory
#Psychology
#WashingtonDC

In honor of #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth, the #NationalHistoricLandmark program reflects on the legacies of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington DC. Established by influential social reformer Dorothea Dix in the 1850s, St. Elizabeth’s represented a revolutionary new approach to mental health practices. Dix and hospital co-founder Dr. Charles H. Nichols subscribed to the Kirkbride design for mental health facilities which prioritized humane patient treatment and improvement of mental health conditions through exposure to nature. In recognition of its distinctive design and its influential yet at times problematic medical history, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1990. Learn more about St. Elizabeth’s Hospital here: https://www.nps.gov/places/st-elizabeths-hospital.htm

Photo Credit: National Archives, circa 1900.

#MentalHealthAwarenessMonth
#KirkbrideDesign
#DorotheaDix
#WomensHistory
#Psychology
#WashingtonDC

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Celebrate Fort Douglas Day with us, virtually! (It's an NHL!!) Wednesday, June 17th we’re teaming up with the University of Utah and SWCA to host an online Zoom presentation titled Uncovering Early Fort Douglas. During construction to upgrade subsurface utility lines, crews uncovered previously unknown and undocumented structural remains of historic Fort Douglas. Established as a frontier fort by the Union army in 1862 to protect the overland mail route, Fort Douglas was positioned on the benches of Utah’s Wasatch mountains overlooking the growing Salt Lake valley. Fort Douglas represents the entirety of civil war era military history in Utah. The historic features uncovered during utility construction at the fort were found along Potter Street and are the physical remains of life at the fort during its first two decades, 1862 through the 1870s. Our conversation will provide some context about historic Fort Douglas and then delve more deeply into the discoveries made during archaeological excavations along Potter Street. You can visit our EventBrite page (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uncovering-early-fort-douglas-tickets-108843465736) to learn more and reserve your spot. We look forward to seeing you!
Why is the National Historical Landmark in Richmond, VA. being destroyed? The Civil War monuments are supposed to be protected!
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania... The John Coltrane House was designated a National Historic Landmarks Program on January 20, 1999
Independence Rock along Hwy 220 in SE Wyoming's Sweetwater River Valley saw more than half a million pioneers pass by in their wagons and many signed their name during the westward migrations in the 1830's - 1950's. Many departed from Independence, Missouri, and it was said that you had to make it to Independence Rock by the 4th of July, or you would not make it to your destination in Oregon before the first mountain snowfalls, and you probably would not survive. The rock lies directly in the path of the Emigrant Trail as the Oregon, California, and Mormon trails all went past here. If only this rock could speak. . .. www.dondetrick.smugmug.com
Could someone from the NPS National Historic Landmarks northeast office please respond to my constantly repeated plea for help? Our Landmark district is under attack by a developer who wants to put in a 105 tractor trailer marshaling yard. Not one hint of a reply ever from them.
Please help save this parcel dating back to Penn's Land Grant Charter of the late 1600s.
It was a snowy day in historic New Castle, Delaware today! These views were taken from inside the Read House & Gardens, a National Historic Landmark.
Now a National Historic Landmark ...
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