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National Register of Historic Places Program:
Lists of Weekly Actions 2016

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 2016

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Weekly List for Dec 30, 2016  
Weekly List for Dec 23, 2016

Hatashita, Henry C., House, Ponca City, Oklahoma

was designed by John Duncan Forsyth in 1927. The residence is significant under Criterion B for its association with landscape designer, Henry C. Hatashita, who made significant contributions to the landscape of Ponca City. Read more . . .

Weekly List for Dec 16, 2016

Herschell-Spillman Steam Riding Gallery, Madison, South Dakota
A rare and intact example of a Herschell-Spillman Steam Riding Gallery, this carousel was built in the period between 1901 and 1920 by the Herschell-Spillman Company of North Tonawanda, New York, when carousel manufacturing was at a peak because of the developing leisure culture that attended urbanization, immigration and industrialization. Read more . . .

Weekly List for Dec 09, 2016

National Mall Historic District (Boundary Increase and Additional Documentation), Washington, DC

composed of the public land extending west from the Capitol to the Potomac River and south from the White House to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. This cross-shaped public space links the seats of the executive and legislative branches of the federal government with each other and with memorials to statesmen largely responsible for the founding and continuity of the republic. Read more . . .

Weekly List for Dec 02, 2016

Locustville Academy, Locustville, Virginia
is an intact example of a nineteenth-century rural academy, with many original interior and exterior elements, still within a traditional, rural setting, and the only such school known to survive within the Eastern Shore's Accomack County. Read more . . .

Weekly List for Nov 25, 2016

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Omaha, Nebraska

was the primary burial place for the city's Roman Catholic population during the late 19th and early 20th century. It is is an extant example of a vernacular landscape the developed during the late-19th century "rural cemetery" movement and that contains an assemblage of funerary structures (mausolea) and objects (monuments and cast and carved statues). Read more . . .  

Weekly List for Nov 18, 2016

Washington Monument (Additional Documentation), District of Columbia

the monument and grounds are nationally significant in the area of social history as a gathering place for American citizens to exercise their First Amendment rights of free assembly and free speech in efforts to influence politicians' actions regarding issues of national importance, including equal rights, military involvement, and social and environmental policy. Read more . . .

Weekly List for Nov 10, 2016  
Weekly List for Nov 4, 2016

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, Chicago, Illinois

Constructed in 1898- 99, the building is the last one completed and designed by Dankmar Adler, a successful architect and prominent member of Chicago's Reform Jewish community and collaborator of Louis Sullivan. In 1932 the first modern gospel choir is credited with having performed at the Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, and with the performance came the introduction of a new type of sacred song infused with "bluesy" rhythms. Under the direction of musical pioneers Professor Theodore R. Frye, Roberta Martin, and Thomas Andrew Dorsey, himself known as the "Father of Gospel Music," Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church's groundbreaking gospel choir filled the church with this new style of American music. Read more . . .

Weekly List for Oct. 28, 2016

Rock Creek Ranger Station Historic District, Red Lodge, Montana
The Rock Creek Ranger Station Historic District is eligible for listing in the NRHP under Criterion A for its association with administrative activities of the Forest Service from 1925 to 1962. Read more . . .

Weekly List for Oct. 21, 2016

San Felipe de Austin Historic and Archeological District, San Felipe, Texas

contains a large portion of the original townsite of San Felipe de Austin (San Felipe), the capital of Stephen F. Austin's colony, and for a time, the seat of the provisional Government of Texas. The town was founded in 1823 by Stephen F. Austin and became his colony's social, economic, and political center. In the 1830s, San Felipe hosted political conventions critical to the Texas Revolution. Read more . . .

Weekly List for Oct. 14, 2016

Davidson Building, Washington, DC
Built in 1917, the buildingcontributes to an understanding of the federal government’s reliance upon private office buildings to house its workforce, especially during World War 1, as the number of federal workers expanded significantly. Read more . . .

Weekly List for Oct. 07, 2016

Hovenweep National Monument (Additional Documentation), Cortez, Colorado

is significant in the areas of Exploration/Settlement, Religion, Architecture, Prehistoric Archeology, Historic Aboriginal Archeology, and Historic Non-Aboriginal Archeology. Many of the prehistoric structures were religious-use resources that hold significant historic and architectural affiliation. Read more . . .

Weekly List for Sept. 30, 2016

Craig Cabin, Bondurant, Wyoming

The Craig Cabin and tack shed are believed to be constructed by an early trapper from Salt Lake City, Utah, and his two nephews sometime between 1898 and 1900. Typical of the time, these buildings were erected on public domain land prior to the establishment of the U.S. Forest Service. A homestead entry had not been filed for the construction of the Craig Cabin. The individuals who built these structures did so without the knowledge or approval from the General Land Office, who controlled public domain lands at that time. The three men, whose names are unknown, used the cabin as personal housing while trapping fur animals in area rivers and streams. Read more . . .

Weekly List for Sept. 23, 2016

Klingensmith Park Amphitheater, Bristow, Oklahoma

Erected in 1936 the ampitheater is an example of a park facility constructed by the New Deal's Works Progress Administration as a remedy for unemployment during the Great Depression. The entertainment venue remained in use throughout the period of significance, 1936-1966, is unique to the park and to Bristow, and continues in limited use. Read more . . .

Weekly List for Sept. 16, 2016

Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church, Portland, Oregon

For more than 72 years, the church has endured as an important pairing of faith and community service in the Albina neighborhood of Portland. The church itself was all important in motivating people of color during the local Civil Rights movement by actively engaging a populous individually and collectively, by confronting the prevailing political powers within the city, the state and throughout the region. Its structure, culture and its ecumenical platform of education were all fundamental to helping a community sustain the protest actions with few resources and little permanent power. It was also a spiritual refuge for the countless men and women who devoted their lives to the cause of change. The stories of this church are of real men and women of different faiths, backgrounds and cultures reaching out to reconcile with others. Read more . . .

Weekly List for Sept. 09, 2016

Perkasie Park Camp Meeting, Perkasie, Pennsylvania

is an example of one of three camp meeting layouts common in the 19th century, specifically a camp meeting with a rectangular green or commons area containing a tabernacle with cottages facing onto the commons. The defining features of most historic camp meetings survive at Perkasie Park, including its tabernacle (called "Auditorium" at Perkasie Park), its collection of cottages, community buildings, and a wooded setting and intimate layout that fostered a multi-day spiritual experience surrounded by nature. Read more . . .

Weekly List for Sept. 02, 2016

Zimmerman Library, Albuquerque, New Mexico

The library is among the largest and finest work of New Mexico master architect John Gaw Meem, who designed a state-of-the-art academic library in the Spanish Pueblo-Revival style, with a fireproof stacks tower and reading rooms, which are reminiscent of the interiors of Spanish mission churches. Read more . . .

Weekly List for August 26, 2016

Mount Vernon Seminary for Girls, Washington, DC

as the first campus developed solely for use as the Mount Vernon Seminary for Girls, the first non-sectarian female boarding school in Washington, D.C., whose curriculum was progressive for its time. The property was also used as the U.S. Naval Communications Annex, the site from which, during World War II, worldwide U.S. Navy cryptologic operations were directed, and where cryptanalysis of enciphered German U-boat messages and decoding of Japanese naval and merchant shipping codes took place. Read more . . .

Weekly List for August 19, 2016 Dawes Arboretum, Newark, Ohio
The arboretum, established in 1929 by Beman and Bertie Dawes, contributed to the American Conservation Movement of the early twentieth century. Fortunately for Ohio, Beman Dawes was the industrialist that decided to turn his oil profits into nature preservation. His new estate, purchased in 1918, allowed native species to continue to grow while plantings of non-natives were encouraged for scientific research and public enjoyment. Beman and Bertie's passion for nature evolved into a public space to encourage tree plantings, research, and educational programming. Read more . . .
Weekly List for August 12, 2016

Grain Belt Beer Sign, Minneapolis, Minnesota
The sign is the only remaining large-scale, free-standing historic advertisement representing the Minneapolis Brewing Company's popular Grain Belt Beer brand. The Minneapolis Brewing Company was the largest brewer in Minneapolis and one of the largest in the state. Grain Belt Beer is a ubiquitous brand in Minnesota that is still produced, even though the Minneapolis Brewing Company no longer exists. Read more . . .


Hubbard, Harlan, Studiio. Fort Thomas, Kentucky
a respected painter, writer, and social commentator. Harlan Hubbard (1900-1988) was a Kentucky artist who constructed the home and art studio himself. His self-sufficient art and lifestyle led to his reputation as the "Henry David Thoreau of Kentucky." Read more . . .

Weekly List for August 05, 2016 USCO Church, Garnerville, New York
The USCO Church is associated with the US Company (USCO), a group of like-minded artists which formed a collective and communal work and living environment in this former nineteenth-century religious edifice in Rockland County during the mid to later 1960s. Read more . . .
Weekly List for July 29, 2016

Key Savings and Loan Association Building, Englewood, Colorado

It is significant as the work of established Colorado modernist master architect and engineer Charles Deaton and as an excellent and rare example of post-war Sculptural Expressionist design in the state. Key Savings occupies a key place in the history of Colorado architecture owing to its high quality modernist design. Read more . . .

Weekly List for July 22, 2016

View Park Historic District, Los Angeles California

The View Park Historic District is associated with the racially restrictive housing practices that left an indelible mark on our country's history, as well as the rise of the black middle- and upper-class in the United States after World War II and their role in combating housing discrimination and segregation. View Park's history parallels the pattern of events that unfolded in Los Angeles and across the country as a result of discriminatory practices in the housing industry and federal policy which restricted housing opportunities from people of color and promoted segregation. After restrictive housing practices were declared unconstitutional, affluent African Americans had a significant role in breaking down housing barriers and promoting improved racial relations. Though early black residents of View Park promoted integration as part of the Civil Rights' era neighborhood stabilization movement, the neighborhood would become predominately black by the end of the 1960s. In doing so, however while retaining its prestige View Park became distinct as one of a small number of neighborhoods in Los Angeles and the country that was both African American and affluent. Read more . . .

Weekly List for July 15, 2016

North Lakeview Industrial District, Birminham, Alabama

This District is significant due to its directed development as the site of both expanded existing and newly attracted businesses in order to diversify and support Birmingham's economic life. Read more . . .

Weekly List for July 08, 2016

Iowa Tribe Community Building, White Cloud, Kansas

completed in 1940 on tribal lands of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska reservation, about five miles west of White Cloud. The building was constructed by tribal members as part of the New Deal-era Civilian Conservation Corps' Indian Division (CCC-ID), a subset of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The building has served the needs of the Iowa Tribe community over the years as a meeting place for cultural and social events, dances, powwows, funerals, feasts, religious services, social programs, tribal government meetings, and administration. Read more . . .

Weekly List for July 01, 2016

Gallup Commercial Historic District, Gallup, New Mexico

The Gallup Commercial Historic District is significant in the area of architecture because it includes excellent examples of late 19th -and early 20th-century commercial buildings in styles that include the Brick Commercial, Romanesque Revival, Art Deco, Spanish- Pueblo Revival, and Spanish Baroque Revival. The historic district is also significant in the area of Native American ethnic heritage because the annual Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial included a Native American Ceremonial parade through downtown. Read more . . .

Weekly List for June 24, 2016

Ace Theatre, Miami, Florida

Built around 1930 the theater provided entertainment for black communities throughout Miami-Dade County. The ACE is the most visible and well-known landmark on Grand Avenue and in the West Grove. Read more . . .

Weekly List for June 17, 2016 Renwick, Helen Goodwin, House, Claremont, California
the Renwick Home is significant for its association with an early important Claremont community leader and philanthropist, Helen Goodwin Renwick (1845-1930), in the areas of art, religion and education, for her roles in philanthropic efforts in these three areas. Read more . . .
Weekly List for June 10, 2016

Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio, Stockbridge and Lenox, Massachusetts

The Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio is significant at the national level for its association with George L. K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen Morris, nationally known and influential abstract artists and collectors of American and European abstract art, whose New York based social, intellectual, and artistic networks extended to Europe. Read more . . .

Weekly List for June 03, 2016 Hotel Morck, Aberdeen, Washington
Upon completion, the Hotel Morck was touted as the finest hotel in Southwest Washington, a testament to developer Ernest A. Morck's vision and civic pride. Although not listed for is association with Kurt Cobain, the hotel does have a connection with Aberdeen native son, singer/songwriter Kurt Cobain, of the grunge band Nirvana.  The hotel likely for the song "Come as You Are". Read more . . .
Weekly List for May 27, 2016 Prentiss Normal and Industrial Institute Historic District, Prentiss, Mississippi
Is significant  for its role as a leading school for African-American students and for its role in the state's Civil Rights movement.  Read more . . .
Weekly List for May 20, 2016 Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (Boundary Increase), West Virginia and Virginia
With this update, HAFE's period of national significance is established as beginning in 1796, when the United States government first purchased property for an armory at Harpers Ferry, and ends in 1865 when the government decided not to reestablish the armory after the Civil War. The period oflocal significance begins in 1809 when the Armory Woodlot began its use for the charcoal industry ends in 1955 with the closure of Storer College after desegregation. Ongoing and future studies and the further development of historic contexts may necessitate the expansion and/or revision of the significance statement and period of significance. Read more . . .
Weekly List for May 13, 2016

Furies Collective, Washington DC
The Furies Collective house is directly connected with the early expression and definition of the character, role, and ideology of the lesbian community as a social and political community in itself, and within the second-wave women's movement and American society in general in the early 1970s. Read more . . .


Edificio Comunidad de Orgullo Gay de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
The property known as Edificio Comunidad de Orgullo Gay de Puerto Rico (commonly known as Casa Orgulllo) is statewide significant under Criterion A, in the area of Social History, as the building served as the meeting hall for the first gay/lesbian organization properly established in Puerto Rico. Read more . . .

Weekly List for May 6, 2016 Julius' Bar, New York, New York
Julius', now the oldest gay bar in New York City (and also one of the oldest bars in the city in continuous operation), is a bar and restaurant that dates back to the nineteenth century, On April 21, 1966, three members of the Mattachine Society, an early and influential gay rights organization, organized what became known as a "sip-in." Their intent was to challenge New York State Liquor Authority regulations that were promulgated so that bars could not serve drinks to known or suspected gay men or lesbians, since their presence was considered de facto disorderly. Read more . . .
Weekly List for April 29, 2016 Capitol View Historic District, Atlanta, Georgia
is significant at the local level under Criterion A in the area of community planning and development and under Criterion C in the area of architecture for its importance to the city of Atlanta as an early settlement that evolved into a streetcar and automobile suburb on the south side during the period of significance from c.1867 to 1966. Read more . . .
Weekly List for April 22, 2016

First Baptist Church of Northborough, (Northborough Historical Society) Northborough, Massachusetts

has been an important presence in the community for more than 150 years. The building is significant for its associations with the local Baptist Church, from 1860, and as the headquarters of the Northborough Historical Society, from 1959 to the present. Read more . . .

Weekly List for April 15, 2016

Elkhorn Ranch Historic District, Galltain Gateway, Montana

The ranch represents a stunning example of an intact, purpose-built, dude ranch dating from the height of the dude ranching industry in the western United States. Construction of the ranch began in 1922, the year of its founding, and was substantially completed by the time the United States entered into World War II in 1941. Read more . . .

Weekly List for April 01, 2016

Morristown Main Street Historic District, Morristown, Tennessee

the Morristown Main Street District is significant as an extant assemblage of historic commercial buildings which developed around a major crossroads in the region and spurred local commerce, development, and industry between about 1880-1965. Morristown's -Skymart,- a unique system of overhead sidewalks, is the only one of its kind in the nation and represents the mid-20th century trend of Urban Renewal and associated downtown revitalization efforts. Read more . . .

Weekly List for March 25, 2016

Perry Homestead Historic District, Westerly, Rhode Island

The Perry Homestead Historic District is significant at the local level under Criterion C in the areas of architecture and landscape architecture. The district also includes notable landscape features dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, which serve to join the properties in a unified composition. Read more . . .

Weekly List for March 18, 2016

Bayard Rustin Residence, New York, New York

Bayard Rustin, a gay African American Quaker, civil rights advocate, proponent of non-violence, and campaigner for social and economic justice, had an impact on many of the nation's social justice achievements since the 1930s. Over his long life, he worked on important campaigns in non-violence, pacifism, civil rights, economic injustice, human rights, and LGBT civil rights. Read more . . .

Weekly List for March 11, 2016

Tumon-Maui Well, Dededo, Guam

The Tumon-Maui Well historically provided a significant contribution to the livelihood of Guam and its water distribution system. Fresh water was of paramount importance to Guam's post-war development. It accounted for a large portion of the water supply until its initial closure in 1995 due to trace levels of perchloroethylene. During its time of operation, the well was one of the highest capacity wells of the northern aquifer system, the primary source of Guam's freshwater. Read more . . .

Weekly List for March 04, 2016

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Rotogravure Printing Plant, St. Louis, Missouri

the exclusive rotogravure printing plant for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper from 1930 through the early 1970's. Rotogravure printing was a revolutionary printing technique popularized by the newspaper industry in the early to mid-twentieth century that produced high-quality reproductions of both photographs and half-tone illustrations in large quantities Read more . . .

Weekly List for February 26, 2016

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Fairbanks, Alaska

St. Matthew's always looked to serve all people in Fairbanks, not solely church members, and is respected for its caring outreach programs. The church through the years was a leader in starting social services in the community.
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Weekly List for February 19, 2016

Sroufe House, Dover, Kentucky

The documentation, prepared by a Girl Scout, highlights the role the house played in the escape of three enslaved people owned by the Sroufe family.  Noted Underground Railroad “conductor” John P. Parker, a free African American man living across the river in Ohio, helped Celia Brooks, her husband, and baby escape bondage and cross the river to freedom. Read more . . .  

Weekly List for February 12, 2016

The Salvation Army Building, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Salvation Army Building has significance under Criterion A, Social History, as a prominent charitable social service institution in Pittsburgh, PA, which provided vital practical services to the poor, marginalized and under accommodated members of the community. Read more . . .

Weekly List for February 5, 2016

Duncan Park Stadium, Spartanburg, South Carolina
Although there were periods of inactivity due to deferred maintenance and lapses in league play, this facility was the pre-eminent baseball park in the state of South Carolina when it was constructed and remains an active baseball stadium to the present day. Read more . . .

Weekly List for January 29, 2016

Hofmann Apiaries, Janesville, Minnesota

The importance of the Hofmann Apiaries is in its role as a preeminent and innovative business that achieved significant state and national recognition for its beekeeping practices. Read more . . .

Weekly List for January 22, 2016

Marsh Stream Farm, Machiasport, Maine

Marsh Stream Farm is a particularly picturesque property. Over 200 acres of pasture, meadow and woodlot surround the buildings and create the rural setting that has been the backdrop of this farm's industry and agriculture since 1817. Read more . . .

Weekly List for January 15, 2016

San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California
SFAI was the first art school established west of the Mississippi River and has played a significant role in fostering and promoting American artists particularly artists identified with California and the American West, a region which historically lacked financial, curatorial, and intellectual support networks for fine artists. Read more . . .

Weekly List for January 8, 2016

De La Brooke Tobacco Barn, Oraville, Maryland
. The De La Brooke barn embodies the hallmark design and construction features of an early-nineteenth century tobacco barn from this region. Read more . . .