National Register of Historic Places - NPS

National Register of Historic Places - NPS The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation.
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The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.

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07/14/2020

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National Park Service Lists African American Resources in Portland in the National Register of Historic Places

Two National Register nominations recommended by Oregon’s State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation (SACHP) at their February 2020 meeting have been accepted by the National Park Service and listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

These important documents outline the history of African Americans in Portland Oregon. The African American Resources in Portland from 1851- 1973 Multiple Property Document provides a comprehensive history and tool for future listings of other African American properties. The Williams Avenue YWCA building has been a dedicated place over time for African American organizations to gather for socialization, recreation, and activism.

This effort is in line with Oregon’s Statewide Preservation Plan that seeks to diversify the resources listed in the National Register and continue to tell the stories and uplift the voices of those previously marginalized. The African American MPD serves as a tool that also supports Goal 1 of the Oregon Heritage Plan. By including more voices in the stories told of Oregon’s past, Oregonians can think critically about history and work to accurately depict a more complete historical narrative of Oregon. Understanding all aspects of Oregon’s history allows one to reckon with the past and have better conversations about the present.

If you would like to learn more about places in Oregon on the National Register or would like to learn more about how to list a place on the National Register, visit www.oregonheritage.org.

(Photo: Williams Avenue YWCA)

National Park Service
07/12/2020

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The Burr–Hamilton duel was fought at Weehawken, New Jersey, between Vice President Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, the former Secretary of the Treasury on the morning of July 11, 1804. It was the culmination of a long and bitter rivalry between the two men. Burr shot Hamilton, while Hamilton's shot broke a tree branch directly above Burr's head. Hamilton was carried to the home of William Bayard Jr. where he died the next day.

Hamilton Grange National Memorial preserves Hamilton's home in upper Manhattan, completed in 1802. Over the years the city grew up around the house. The home was first moved in the 1880s. In 2008, it was moved to St. Nicholas Park. The park location was judged a more appropriate setting for display and permitted restoration of features lost in the 1880s. The new location also keeps the house within the boundary of Hamilton's original 32-acre estate.

Learn more about Hamilton's connection to several national parks sites at https://www.nationalparks.org/connect/blog/where-retrace-hamiltons-act-1-national-parks

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07/08/2020

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The Harvey, North Dakota, Power Plant was recently listed in the National Register of Historic Places - NPS. Since 1930, the power plant has been an iconic fixture along the banks of the Sheyenne River. From 1930 to 1941 it was known as the Central Light and Power Company. It was purchased by Otter Tail power company May 31st, 1941 and served as a source of power for Harvey and the surrounding region until 1954 when the new power plants closer to the coalfields made it obsolete. It was then purchased by the Genuine Parts company and used for that purpose until the early 1980s. For the most part, the building was not in use for any business purpose since that time. It did serve as a storage facility and skate park until weather and wildlife took its toll on the roof and windows. The State Historical Society of North Dakota and other National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers members help preserve historic buildings in communities throughout America.
City of Harvey, ND

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06/29/2020
Downtown Lincoln listed in the National Register of Historic Places

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Lincoln's downtown commercial district was officially listed in the National Register of Historic Places on June 1, 2020. The district's buildings date from between 1881 to 2001 with two-thirds of them being built by or before 1920. These buildings primarily reflect the Late Victorian, Revival and C...

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06/18/2020

Let's face it, we could all use a writing shack. #NationalRegister, #historicpreservation, #conservation

We have two additional recent Minnesota National Register listings, including the Sigurd Olson Writing Shack in Ely, which was converted from a small garage to a writing studio in 1936. Sig Olson was a nationally-renown conservationist, nature writer, and interpretive naturalist who penned numerous books and articles on the importance of protecting the wilderness. He was instrumental in helping to preserve wilderness areas under developmental pressures, such as the Quetico-Superior region, a 14,500 square-mile area reaching from Minnesota to Ontario and which includes the 1,680 square-mile wilderness known as the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Most of Olson’s writings, from books to journal articles to correspondence took place in his tiny writing shack near his house.

The second National Register listing is actually a boundary expansion to the Winona Commercial Historic District, a district listed in the National Register in 1998. The boundary was slightly expanded to bring in two commercial buildings, the three-story Erpelding Block and the small Weibel’s Hotel. Both were constructed in 1870, although the Erpelding Block received a few additions in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The Erpelding Block housed all manner of commercial/industrial activities over the decades, from a saloon, grocery, newspaper office, physician’s office to a large candy manufacturing company and, later, a substantial textile milling operation. Weibel’s Hotel was established by Peter Weibel and his wife Ursula Pernes Weibel, both of Switzerland. They operated the hotel until 1911, and then retired and continued to reside within the building.

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06/15/2020

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Exciting and timely news! The National Register of Historic Places has designated Louisville's Chestnut Street Baptist/Quinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church as nationally significant for its role in African American history and civil rights activism, the National Park Service (NPS) has announced. The ornate, c1880s Gothic Revival structure had previously been listed in 1980 for local significance in architecture. The new nomination focuses on the congregation's long history of social justice advocacy and details the church's early reputation as an "abolitionist church" that attracted free blacks, its contributions to education and as a community meeting place, and in the 1960s, visits by icons such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Muhammad Ali, all of which substantially helped advance the course of civil rights in Louisville and across the nation. #nationalregister #historicpreservation #history #preservationmatters

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06/11/2020
National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers

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The Schley Grange Hall in Orange County, North Carolina, was recently listed in the National Register of Historic Places - NPS. The brick, Colonial-style building was built in 1949 to replace the schoolhouse where members of Schley Grange No. 710 previously met. The group won the grand prize in a national competition sponsored by the Sears Roebuck Foundation and the National Grange to have it built. Today, the property continues to serve as a meeting place and recreation center for the agricultural community of Schley, North Carolina. Kat Cheek led the Grange’s effort to list the building in the National Register with help from Peter Sandbeck, Cultural Resources Coordinator of Orange County. When they are able to, members of the Grange plan to celebrate the listing. The North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office and other National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers work with communities, like Schley, to help preserve historic resources.
Orange County Environment, Agriculture, Parks & Recreation
https://chapelboro.com/news/local-government/two-orange-county-sites-added-to-national-register-of-historic-places

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06/03/2020
National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers

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Last month, the Briarcliff Plaza shopping center in Atlanta, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places - NPS. Built in 1940, the Briarcliff Plaza’s two-building complex is known for its neon lights, Plaza Atlanta Theatre and dive bar The Righteous Room Atlanta. It was the first shopping center in Atlanta to dedicate off-street parking for its customers. Like many small businesses in historic buildings, the Plaza Theatre and The Rigteous Room have suffered financially because of the coronavirus pandemic. Although The Righteous Room recently re-opened, it closed again until further notice in response to the protest related to the killing of George Floyd. The Historic Preservation Division - Georgia DNR and other National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers members help preserve historic resources that are a vital part of communities throughout America.
https://www.ajc.com/news/local/braircliff-plaza-listed-national-register-historic-places/d44IRO0h1cYsmd2fKgW20O/

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05/31/2020
National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers

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An Historic Preservation Fund grant will be used to rehabilitate Tulsa, Oklahoma's North Greenwood Ave., which was once known as America's "Black Wall Street." The then affluent district was infamously burned down by an angry white mob during the 1921 Race Massacre. What had been a thriving African-American business community was destroyed and more than 300 African-Americans were killed and nearly 1,000 were injured by the mob of white vigilantes. A few buildings on North Greenwood Ave. is all that remains from the community. While historic preservation places the recent attacks on African-Americans in context, preserving places, like North Greenwood Ave., does not repair the damage that was done in the past nor does it stop future events. Nevertheless, if America is ever to change, we must preserve the places and stories associated with events like the Tulsa Massacre.
City of Tulsa Gov
https://www.blackenterprise.com/tulsas-black-wall-street-has-received-a-grant-to-be-modernized/

05/29/2020
planning.lacity.org

Kudos to the California State Historic Preservation Office and the Department of City Planning, Los Angeles as a co-recipient of the 2020 Buchanan Award from the Vernacular Architecture Forum (VAF). The award was given for the Los Angeles Citywide Historic Context “Chinese Americans in Los Angeles, 1850-1980,” a National Register Multiple Property Cover document. The Paul E. Buchanan Award was instituted by VAF in 1993, to recognize contributions to the study and preservation of vernacular architecture and the cultural landscape that do not take the form of books or published work. The context project is also noteworthy for its broad public outreach and support at the state and national level including funding from the National Park Service.https://planning.lacity.org/odocument/8481e27d-2d93-431e-a201-7cb6bedc3029/SurveyLA_ChineseAmerican_Oct2018.pdf

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05/26/2020
National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers

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The Old Mill of Guilford has seen a substantial increase in business during the coronavirus pandemic as grocery stores struggle to keep flour on their shelves. The mill, also known as the Old Mill of Guilford and Bailes' Old Mill, is a historic grist mill located near Oak Ridge, North Carolina. The mill, which was built in 1822, and replaced an earlier mill that had been built in 1767, is a plain three-story, heavy timber frame building on a fieldstone foundation. It has a gable roof and one-story, shed roofed addition built of fieldstone. The grist mill is powered by an overshot wheel. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places - NPS in 1982. The mill continues to produce all-natural, stone-ground, whole grain foods. The Mill produces all natural corn meal, grits and flour along with a wide range of mixes. The Mill’s signature mix is the Sweet Potato Muffin. The North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office and other National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers members help preserve historic resources that tell the stories of communities and continue to serve those communities.
https://www.bizjournals.com/triad/news/2020/05/05/flour-shortage-not-at-263-year-old-triad-mill.html

Arlington National Cemetery:  https://www.nps.gov/subjects/npscelebrates/memorial-day.htmSince its founding in 1866, Arl...
05/24/2020

Arlington National Cemetery: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/npscelebrates/memorial-day.htm
Since its founding in 1866, Arlington National Cemetery has provided a solemn place to reflect upon the sacrifices made by the men and women of the United States Armed Forces in the name of our country. The largest structure within the cemetery is the Memorial Amphitheater, located on Memorial Drive, near the center of the grounds. Dedicated on May 15, 1920, the amphitheater is used for three major ceremonies each year, the services on Easter, Memorial Day, and Veterans Day. Adjacent to the amphitheater is the Tomb of the Unknowns, a burial vault containing the remains of three unidentified service members, one each from World War I, World War II, and the Korean War.

National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers
05/21/2020
National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers

National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers

Last month, the Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places - NPS. A public meeting was held in December to discuss the proposal before receiving approval by the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Board in February. The National Park Service then gave its approval and added the Waynesboro Historic District to the National Register in April. “With all National Register historic district listings, we at the State Historic Preservation Office want to always remind communities that listing should not be seen as the final step in a community’s preservation and revitalization efforts,” David Maher of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office said to a reporter with the The Record Herald. “It should be seen as yet another tool in a community’s toolbox; one that will hopefully empower and inspire them to continually work toward preservation, maintenance, and the flexibility to adapt where needed to ensure that the community’s past provides a strong foundation for the community’s future.” Bill Kohler, director of economic development for Mainstreet Waynesboro, Inc. added that the listing gives property owners access to grants and tax credits. Pennsylvania Trails of History and other National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers members work with communities to preserve their historic resources and strengthen their economies.
https://www.therecordherald.com/news/20200506/waynesboro-district-added-to-national-register-of-historic-places

40 Years ago today Lawetlat'la (Mount St. Helens) erupted. The Cowlitz Indian Tribe name for Mount St. Helens is Lawetla...
05/18/2020

40 Years ago today Lawetlat'la (Mount St. Helens) erupted. The Cowlitz Indian Tribe name for Mount St. Helens is Lawetlat'la, which roughly translates to "the smoker." Other names recorded for the mountain include nsh' ak'w from the Upper Chehalis people, which translates as ""water coming out,"" and aka akn, a Kiksht (upper Chinookan) term for "snow mountain." Knowledge of the mountain, its creation, and behavior has been passed down through generations of Cowlitz and Yakama through an oral tradition of myths and legends. Lawetlat'la is one of the first landform features created by Spilyai, or Coyote, a key figure of their creation myths. Other myths inform them of the nature of the relation between people, their environment, and the sacred, and tell ofhow Lawetlat'la came to be imbued with spiritual power.
https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/13000748.htm
Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation
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