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National Register of Historic Places Program:
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 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.
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