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Lists of Weekly Actions 2014

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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Weekly List for July 25, 2014 3 Nebraska Highway MPS Covers:
Potash Highway in Nebraska MPS, U.S. Highway 20 in Nebraska MPS, and Detroit - Lincoln - Denver Highway in Nebraska MPS. Read more . . .
Weekly List for July 18, 2014 Lee, Arthur and Edith, House, Minneapolis, Minnesota
A series of menacing protests described as "riots" in the newspapers enveloped 4600 Columbus Avenue South following its purchase in June 1931 by Arthur and Edith Lee. The young couple was African-American, and they chose to buy a house in the "Field" neighborhood, part of South Minneapolis that area homeowners considered to be a "white neighborhood." Read more . . .
Weekly List for July 11, 2014  
Weekly List for July 3, 2014 Pond Farm Pottery Historic District, Guerneville, California
Pond Farm Pottery is significant under Criteria A and B at the national level of significance in the areas of Art, Education, and Social History for its association with the Studio Pottery Movement and ceramist and teacher Marguerite Wildenhain who lived, worked, and taught at Pond Farm. Read more . . .
Weekly List for June 27, 2014

Weekly list combined with July 3rd.

Weekly List for June 20, 2014

International Trade Mart, New Orleans, Louisiana
The building's setting and shape illustrate and symbolize its function as well as the city's role as a center for global trade. The symbolic importance of the ITM to the port and to the city of New Orleans cannot be over-estimated.
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Barnes, David A. , House, Murfreesboro, North Carolina
is a remarkable dwelling designed by master builder Jacob W. Holt in 1875. The Barnes House is the apogee of the second, postwar phase of Holt's career and the largest and most exuberantly finished dwelling remaining from the final years of Holt's work in North Carolina. Read more . . .

Weekly List for June 13, 2014 Tarpon Springs Greektown Historic District, Tarpon Springs, Florida
The Tarpon Springs Greektown area is the epitome of a Greek American traditional cultural property. For local Greek Americans, it is a place of great significance in terms of its tenacious continuity of traditional culture, extensive Greek infrastructure, and also because it is the focal point for Greek culture for the region and the only Greek community based on the sponge industry. Read more . . .
Weekly List for June 02, 2014

Shirley Hills Historic District (Boundary Increase and Additional Documentation) in Macon, Georgia

This amendment: 1) extends the period of significance to 1967; 2) enlarges the boundaries of the Shirley Hills Historic District to include later developments to the north; and 3) reevaluates the National Register eligibility of each property in the amended historic district. Read more . . .

Weekly List for May 30, 2014

Oregon City Municipal Elevator, in Oregon City, Oregon
The elevator's designer, Gordon E. Trapp, broke with historic architectural traditions to create a new, sleek, Modernist icon for Oregon City. The elevator is a unique and highly practical response to the city's dramatic landscape and its intrinsic challenges for pedestrians. Read more . . .

Weekly List for May 23, 2014

Carters Run Rural Historic District, in Fauquier County, Virginia
Continued, active farming has ensured the integrity of the rural landscape, which is evidenced through the area's historic property lines, pastures, and wooded lots, as well as through the built environment. Read more . . .

Weekly List for May 16, 2014 St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Englewood, New Jersey
St. Paul's Episcopal Church was founded in 1865 in Englewood, NJ. The Sunday school building (now chapel) late Victorian reivial in style and the church late English Gothic in style. Both buildings were designed by Thornton Floyd Turner ,1 a former parishioner and well-respected New York City architect. St. Paul's Episcopal Church houses exceptional examples of stained glass, designed by three master stained glass studios -Louis Comfort Tiffany, John La Farge, and the J & R Lamb Studios with designs by Frederick S. Lamb and Katherine Lamb Tait. Read more . . .
Weekly List for May 9, 2014 River Road - Mead Avenue Historic District in Greenwich, Connecticut
Is architecturally significant primarily because of its nineteenth-century dwellings, including notable examples of the Greek Revival, Italianate, and Second Empire styles, as well as three carriage houses that have been remodeled into dwellings. Read more . . .
Weekly List for May 2, 2014 Coffee Pot Restaurant, The in Tacoma, Washington
Built in response to the booming popularity of the automobile in the late 1920s, buildings like the Coffee Pot Restaurant were constructed to captivate potential customers. They were designed in the unique Programatic, or Mimetic style of architecture which conveyed the use or purpose of the building. Over the years, The Coffee Pot Restaurant (known as Bob's Java Jive since the mid 1950s), has become a prominent fixture in the Tacoma community. Read More . . .
Weekly List for April 25, 2014

Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven, Florida
Cypress Gardens has local and statewide significance under Criteria A and B in the area of Entertainment/Recreation as one most widely recognized tourist attractions in Florida's history, and for its association with its creator and promoter, Richard Downing (Dick) Pope, who was often called the "Father of Florida Tourism." Read more . . .

Weekly List for April 18, 2014 Indian Mounds Park Mound Group in St. Paul, Minnesota
The Indian Mounds Park site (21 RA 1 0) in St. Paul, Minnesota is unique for preserving the only remaining burial mounds within the Minneapolis-St. Paul urban core, which roughly overlies the traditional cultural hub of the Dakota. The site is also significant for providing evidence of the northernmost examples of Hopewell-style earthworks along the Mississippi River. Read more . . .
Weekly List for April 11, 2014 Fisher, Dr. Norman and Doris, House in Hatboro, Pennsylvania
This extremely intact residence designed by architect Louis I. Kahn possesses national architectural significance under Criterion Cas an important residential example of the Modern style and the work of a 20th century master. Read more . . .
Weekly List for April 04, 2014

The Early Community Mausoleum Movement in Indiana MPS

The early development of community mausolea in the State of Indiana was in response to a number of issues prominent at the beginning of the 20 th century. Probably the most significant factor that allowed the development of community mausolea was the cultural acceptance of a burial practice that differed from traditional practices in America.  Read more . . .

Weekly List for March 28, 2014

Dorothy Riester House and Studio, Cazenovia, New York
The property reflects the artistic vision of the well-known regional sculptor, Dorothy Riester.  Personally involved in the hands-on design and construction of the house, Riester approached the building as a sort of large-scale, livable sculpture. Read more . . . 

 

Mount Rushmore National Memorial Historic District (Additional Documentation and Boundary Increase), Keystone, South Dakota

Mount Rushmore National Memorial Historic District is nationally significant under National Register Criteria A, B, C, and D as a designed historic landscape that dramatically focuses attention on one of America's and greatest and most enduring monuments, the Shrine of Democracy sculpture. Read more . . .

Weekly List for March 21, 2014

Woodward Park and Gardens Historic District, Tulsa, Oklahoma

is best known for two garden areas the Upper and Lower Rock Gardens, and the formal terraces of the Tulsa Rose Garden that were established during the 1930s using public monies and constructed by laborers enrolled in work-relief programs.  Read more . . .

Weekly List for March 14, 2014

Lasky-DeMille Barn,  Los Angeles, California
The Barn' s association with the beginnings of the industry in Hollywood, its direct association with the early careers of Cecil B. De Mille and Jesse Lasky, two of the acknowledged pioneers of the industry , and its continued use as a part of a studio complex and television set combine to make its significance to Hollywood and the film industry irrefutable.
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Weekly List for March 7, 2014 Mid-Twentieth-Century Modern Residential Architecture on Outer Cape Cod, 1929 – 1979 MPS, Massachusetts
These houses emerged from a burgeoning recreational industry combined with the extraordinary confluence of Modern international and American architectural, artistic, intellectual, and social forces within Massachusetts, the region, and the nation. Read more . .
Weekly List for February 28, 2014 Fulton County Almshouse,  Atlanta, Georgia
The building is significant in the area of social history for its important role in caring for its impoverished and elderly residents who often had no other place to live. This is one of only two known extant examples of former almshouses in Fulton County. It is also significant in women's history for the contributions of the superintendent Jessie Early Clark Boynton (1902-1980) who ran the facility from 1932 to 1963.
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Weekly List for February 21, 2014 Van Zandt, Jacobs and Company Collar and Cuff Factory, Troy, New York
At the time the factory was in operation, Troy was a national leader in the manufacture of detachable shirt collars and cuffs. Nearly one in four residents of Troy worked in textile factories in the early 1900s. Van Zandt, Jacobs & Company operated textile factories in Troy from 1887 into the last half of the 20th century. Read more . . .
Weekly List for February 14, 2014 James River Steam Brewery Cellars,  Richmond, Virgina
The vaulted brick cellars on the west side of the Rocketts Landing development are the sole surviving remnant of the James River Steam Brewery, which operated here from 1866 to 1879.  Built shortly before the advent of mechanical refrigeration, the cellars represented the apex of mid-nineteenth-century brewery architecture and technology. Read more . . .
Weekly List for February 7, 2014 Gemiluth Chassodim Synagogue, Alexandria, Louisiana
The sanctuary is exemplary of two major trends in architecture of the period: abstractionism and the veneration of Frank Lloyd Wright. It is Alexandria's most abstract piece of architecture from the period and a particularly notable example of Wrightian influence. Read more . . .
Weekly List for January 31, 2014

Baseball Spring Training week!

Astrodome, Houston, Texas
Completed in 1965, the Astrodome in Houston, Harris County, Texas, is an engineering marvel of its time. As the first enclosed and air-conditioned sports stadium in the United States, the Astrodome boasted the largest clear span dome at the time of its completion (642 feet). Read  more  . . .  

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Hiram Bithorn Municipal Stadium,  Hato Rey, Puerto Rico

Since its construction in 1962, the Hiram Bithorn Stadium has served as venue for events of great importance such as sports tournaments and professionals practices; amateur tournaments of baseball, basketball and football; intercollegiate games, boxing, wrestling and car competitions. Even more significant in establishing the stadium's reputation as the main stage within all the ballparks in the island during the 1960s, was the continuous parade a great local players within its diamond, like Luis Arroyo, Victor Pellot, Felix Mantilla, Julio Navarro, Orlando "Peruchin" Cepeda and Roberto Clemente. Read more . . .

Weekly List for January 24, 2014

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 . . .

Weekly List for January 17, 2014

Two featues this week:

Jackson, Sullivan and Richie Jean, House, in Dallas County, Alabama:
The building was a strategy center for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) during the Selma Civil Rights Movement, 1958-1965. Read more . . .

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Stamper, Hiram and Art, House, in Knott County, Kentucky:
is significant as the home of two master fiddlers, Hiram Stamper (1893 - 1992) and Art Stamper (1933-2005). Hiram Stamper was a well known fiddler within traditional Old Time Music. Art Stamper learned Old Time fiddling from his father, and contributed greatly to other forms , including Bluegrass Music, and Mountain Music, Read more . . .

Weekly List for January 10, 2014

Windsor Park Historic District, Brunswick, Georgia
The Windsor Park Historic District Is significant In the area of architecture for its good, intact collection of house types and styles found in middle-class neighborhoods in Georgia from the 1920s through the 1960s. In the area of community planning and development. Windsor Park is significant because It represents an early planned picturesque subdivision In Brunswick. It retains the historic layout of streets and lots, which was a departure from the gridiron pattern that had dominated Brunswick's previous development. Read more . . .

Weekly List for January 3, 2014 Three Hills, Warm Springs, Virginia
is significant for its association with nationally-renowned author Mary Johnston, who had the house built in 1913 as her private residence. Johnston, the first best-selling novelist of the 20th century, was best known for her popular historical romances featuring heroes and heroines of colonial Virginia.
Read more . . .