• Nominations are reviewed and edited multiple times by NHL staff and experts in the fields of preservation, history, archeology, and architectural history.
• The Landmarks Committee and the National Park System Advisory Board meet only twice a year to review nominations.
• The Landmarks Committee and the National Park System Advisory Board generally review no more than twenty nominations at each meeting. The NHL Program places nominations on the agenda as completed nominations become ready. Bi-annual deadlines for completed draft nominations are: May 1st and December 1st.
• Following the nomination's review and approval, the Secretary must officially review all documents related to the property and then determine whether to designate or not designate the property.
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Ybor City Historic District, FL: Founded in 1886, Ybor City was a multi-ethnic and multi-racial industrial community in the Deep South. Ybor City contains the largest collection of buildings related to the cigar industry in America and probably the world. In addition to factories, the district's buildings include workers' housing; ethnic clubs organized by Ybor City's immigrants, who included Italians and Germans as well as Cubans and Spaniards; and the commercial buildings that served the community.