1. Specific individuals must have made contributions
or played a role that can be justified as significant within a defined area of
American history or prehistory.
2. For properties associated with several
community leaders or with a prominent family, it is necessary to identify specific
individuals and to explain their significant accomplishments.
of individuals must be compared to those of others who were active, successful,
prosperous, or influential in the same field.
4. Properties that were constructed
within the last fifty years, or that are associated with individuals whose significant
accomplishments date from the last fifty years, must possess exceptional significance
to be listed in the National Register.
5. A property that is significant
as an important example of an individual's skill as an architect or engineer should
be nominated under Criterion C rather than Criterion B.
6. Significant individuals must
be directly associated with the nominated property.
7. Eligible properties
generally are those associated with the productive life of the individual in the
field in which (s)he achieved significance.
8. Documentation must explain
how the nominated property represents an individual's significant contributions.
9. Each property associated with someone important should be compared with
other properties associated with that individual to identify those resources that
are good representatives of the person historic contributions.
Methods and Integrity Guidelines
10. The significance
of individuals, and their associations with a nominated property, must be substantiated
through accepted methods of historical research and analysis.
11. A property
must retain integrity from the period of its significant historic associations.