National Historic Landmarks (NHLs) are nationally significant historic places designated by the Secretary of the Interior because they possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. Today, just over 2,500 historic places bear this national distinction. Working with citizens throughout the nation, the National Historic Landmarks Program draws upon the expertise of National Park Service staff who guide the nomination process for new Landmarks and provide assistance to existing Landmarks.
Director Jarvis Announces Three New National Historic Landmarks!
On July 20, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis announced the designation of three new National Historic Landmarks at the U.S. Post Office and Courthouse (Frank M. Johnson Jr. Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse) in Montgomery, Alabama. This courthouse, alongside the U.S Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit (John Minor Wisdom U.S. Court of Appeals Building), in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the U.S. Post Office and Courthouse (Elbert Parr Tuttle U.S. Court of Appeals Building) in Atlanta, Georgia, were collectively instrumental in legally reshaping the South by implementing historic civil rights legislation during the modern civil rights movement. To learn more about these NHLs, please consult the nominations on our Fall 2014 Landmarks Committee meeting page.