What is the National Register of Historic Places?

The National Register of Historic Places is the nation's official list of historic resources worthy of preservation for their significance in American history, architecture, archaeology, and culture. Established by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the purpose of the National Register is to ensure that properties significant in national, state, and local history are considered in planning federal projects, and to encourage historic preservation initiatives by state and local governments as well as the private sector.

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1. What is the National Register of Historic Places?
2. What is a National Register Historic District?
3. Will National Register listing protect a resource from alteration or demolition?
4. What does the National Register mean for a property owner?
5. What are rehabilitation tax credits?
6. What are the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation?
7. What does "Contributing Property" mean?
8. What does "Noncontributing Property" mean?
9. Who administers the National Register of Historic Places?
10. How are eligible properties identified?
11. What is a National Register nomination?
12. Who prepares National Register nominations?
13. What happens to a completed National Register nomination?
14. How can I go list my property on the National Register?