Please note new mailing information below December 21, 2001

PHYSICAL LOCATION ADDRESS (FedEx, UPS, SPECIAL DELIVERIES, AND VISITORS):

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES SUITE 400 (OFFICES) or SUITE LL99 (ARCHIVES) 800 NORTH CAPITOL STREET, NW WASHINGTON, DC 20002

The Director of the National Park Service is sending you the following announcements and actions on properties for the National Register of Historic Places.

Impact of Mail Irradiation Program on National Register Nominations

As you may be aware, the US Postal Service (USPS) intends to irradiate mail in selected USPS facilities, including our mail facility here in Washington D.C., to sterilize it from possible anthrax contamination using high-energy electron irradiation technology. We have concerns about the possible effects of irradiation on nominations to the National Register that pass through these facilities. We are advising you to avoid using USPS for envelopes and flats that contain National Register nominations, Determinations of Eligibility, and any other material that will be archived here.

Paper will be seriously affected, losing tensile strength and increasing brittleness. In addition to accelerating the aging processes, discoloration is also to be expected. Oxidation is expected from the interaction with ozone formed in air (and within the packages) during irradiation. Photographs will be adversely affected as well. Magnetic media (floppy disks, zip disks, audio and video tape) will probably lose significant information content.

We strongly recommend using an alternate shipper such as United Parcel Service (UPS) or Federal Express (FedEx) for sending nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. Use our physical location address only:

National Register of Historic Places Suite 400 800 North Capitol Street, NW Washington DC 20002

For further information contact Edson Beall via voice (202) 354-2255, fax (202) 371-2229, or e-mail: Edson_Beall@nps.gov

WEEKLY LIST OF ACTIONS TAKEN ON PROPERTIES: 12/10/01 THROUGH 12/14/01

KEY: State, County, Property Name, Address/Boundary, City, Vicinity, Reference Number, NHL, Action, Date, Multiple Name

NEW HAMPSHIRE, COOS COUNTY, Wallace Farm, 27 Wallace Rd., Columbia, 01001353, LISTED, 12/13/01

NEW HAMPSHIRE, ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, St. Andrew's By-The-Sea, Church Rd., 0.2 mi. SE of jct. with South Rd. and Rte. 1A, Rye, 01001352, LISTED, 12/13/01

NEW YORK, OSWEGO COUNTY, Ames, Orson, House, 3339 Main St., Mexico, 01001318, LISTED, 12/04/01 (Freedom Trail, Abolitionism, and African American Life in Central New York MPS)

NEW YORK, OSWEGO COUNTY, Buckhout--Jones Building, 5-13 W. Bridge St., Oswego, 01001322, LISTED, 12/04/01 (Freedom Trail, Abolitionism, and African American Life in Central New York MPS)

NEW YORK, OSWEGO COUNTY, Clark, Starr, Tin Shop, 3250 Main St., Mexico, 01001323, LISTED, 12/04/01 (Freedom Trail, Abolitionism, and African American Life in Central New York MPS)

NEW YORK, OSWEGO COUNTY, Edwards, John B. and Lydia, House, 144 E. Third St., Oswego, 01001316, LISTED, 12/04/01 (Freedom Trail, Abolitionism, and African American Life in Central New York MPS)

NEW YORK, OSWEGO COUNTY, McKenzie, John and Harriet, House, 96 W. Eighth St., Oswego, 01001314, LISTED, 12/04/01 (Freedom Trail, Abolitionism, and African American Life in Central New York MPS)

NEW YORK, OSWEGO COUNTY, Wing, Asa and Caroline, House, 3392 NY 69, Mexico, 01001317, LISTED, 12/04/01 (Freedom Trail, Abolitionism, and African American Life in Central New York MPS)

OKLAHOMA, CLEVELAND COUNTY, Bavinger, Eugene, House, 730 60th Ave., NE, Norman, 01001354, LISTED, 12/13/01 (Bruce Goff Designed Resources in Oklahoma MPS)

OKLAHOMA, OKLAHOMA COUNTY, Pollock, Donald, House, 2400 NW 59th St., Oklahoma City, 01001356, LISTED, 12/13/01 (Bruce Goff Designed Resources in Oklahoma MPS)

OKLAHOMA, TULSA COUNTY, Jones, Robert Lawton, House, 1916 E. 47th St., Tulsa, 01001355, LISTED, 12/13/01