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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Lightfoot. George M. House, in Washington, DC
The house was purchased in 1917 by George M. Lightfoot, a professor at Howard University, who resided in the home from 1933 until his death in 1947. The home represents black homeownership at a time when few African Americans were able to purchase grand homes in Washington's suburban areas. Additionally, Lightfoot, devoted to the cause of classical education for African Americans, was noted for the salons conducted in his home attended by prominent black intellectuals such as Carter G. Woodson, WEB Dubois and Alain Locke. Read more . . .
Guidance on How to Submit a Nomination on Disk released
The National Register of Historic Places has accepted new technologies over the past few years including digital photographs and alternatives to the paper USGS maps. We are now accepting the nomination form in pdf format. Please read this guidance on how to submit a nomination on disk before sending. And let us know if you have any comments. Read more . . .
Registro Nacional de Lugares Históricos: National Register of Historic Places "Poster" Brochure (in Spanish)
La lista oficial de los lugares históricos de la nación, dignos de conservar, se consigna en el Registro Nacional de Lugares Históricos (National Register of Historic Places). El Registro Nacional fue creado por la Ley Nacional para la Conservación Histórica de 1966 (National Historic Preservation Act) y forma parte de un programa nacional de coordinación y apoyo a esfuerzos tanto públicos como privados, en la identificación, evaluación y protección de los recursos históricos y arqueológicos del país.
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As our list of travel itineraries grows, the historic destinations you can visit online or in person are virtually endless! Each itinerary is a self-guided tour to historic places most of which are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Spotlighting different communities, geographic regions and themes across the country, the travel itineraries expose you to a huge variety of places significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture.
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Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans
In honor of Landscape Architecture Month, Teaching with Historic Places is featuring lesson plans that focus on topics such as landscape design, urbanization and planning, and conservation.
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