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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

List of actions taken by the Register each week

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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 . . .