Nationally significant properties tell important stories that have meaning for all Americans, regardless of where they live.
A nationally significant property may:
• Be the site of an event that had a significant impact on American history overall
Click here for an example: Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Building (Brown Building), NY
• Provide an outstanding illustration of a broad theme or trend in American history overall
Click here for an example: Navajo Nation Council Chamber, AZ
• Be the property most strongly associated with an important figure in American history
Click here for an example: Eudora Welty House, MS
• Be the best example of an architectural style or significant development in engineering
Click here for an example: Wainwright Building, St. Louis, MO
• Be a site that can provide nationally significant archeological information
Click here for an example: Bottle Creek Site, AL
Not every property owned by the federal government or associated with a Federal program is eligible to be an NHL.
Not every property associated with a national event, person, architectural specimen, or information potential is eligible to be an NHL.
NHL staff members will assist you in determining whether a property is nationally significant.