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National Register of Historic Places Program: What's Old

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.


Past National Register Web Features


[Photo] Weekly Highlight Property

Fenway Park, Home of the Red Sox, listed!
Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, is home of the Red Sox, one of the oldest baseball teams in Major League Baseball. Fenway Park was constructed in 1912 and it is listed in the National Register of Historic Places at local, state, and national levels of significance. It is historically important as a location associated with a community, for the history of the sport of baseball, for momentous team moments, and for nationally important baseball players, such as Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, and Carl Yastrzemski. Read more . . .


Molly Brown House: She survived the sinking of the RMS Titanic on April 15, 1912 and was known afterwards as the “Unsinkable” Molly Brown.  Her house, called “the House of Lions”, proved as resilient as Molly herself. After falling into disrepair, citizens united to save the house, it stands now as the Molly Brown Museum. Read more . . .

WFIL Studio:
Where Dick Clark brought Rock-and-Roll to America.
The American radio show host, television personality, and  game show host televised the early years of American Bandstand, a major force in the development and dispersal of rock and roll music and television’s longest running musical variety program, from the WFIL Studio in Philadelphia. Read more . . .

Washington DC, Inauguration
The Inauguration of a new President will bring thousands, or millions of people to Washington, DC. We invite visitors to explore the history of our unique city. Our Inauguration Feature has maps, itineraries, staff favorites, and a photo gallery. Wander off the beaten path and remember our past as we prepare for the future.

City Island Ball Park
(Jackie Robinson Stadium)
On this field Jackie Robinson was the first African American player to play a professional game with white players. ....More

Historic Fireboat Aids in New York City Response and Recovery at the World Trade Center

NCSHPO 2001 Annual Meeting National Register Workshop
The information provided in this a one-day workshop may also be useful to FPOs, TPOs and for SHPO staff who did not attend. Some of the topics addressed include updated National Register policies and procedures (photograph technology), outreach to diverse communities, landscapes, and the recent past.

Jamestown 400 Year Anniversary Feature
This weekend, May 11-13, 2007 marks the 400 year anniversay of the founding of Jamestown. But 100 years ago, Virginia created the Jamestown Exposition to have a tercentennial celebration.

100 Years of the Ford Motor Company
The National Register of Historic Places helped commemorate the centennial of the Ford Motor Company, one of the National Park Service's Proud Partners.

A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.
Commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday and the historic places associated with the struggle for civil rights that captured the attention of the United States and the world.

Family History Month
The National Register commemorates the ongoing efforts to research the diverse stories of family heritage and discover the impact families have made in American history.