NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
EVALUATION CHECKOFF SHEET
TECHNICAL REVIEW QUESTIONS
____ Have all the blanks been filled in, including n/a where
____ Is the name of the property a clear identifiable name
with no abbreviations?
____ Are all of the items under Location complete? Are the correct
codes used? If it is a federal property is the name of the federal
land area noted (national park, national forest)?
____ Are all of the items under Classification filled in? Is
there a clear identification of the number of contributing and noncontributing
____ Is there a level of significance checked?
____ Is the form signed by the proper SHPO, THPO, FPO or an
____ For concurrent nominations have both the SHPO/THPO &
FPO signed the form?
____ Have the boxes in the description section been filled in
to indicate functions, architectural styles, and materials (where
appropriate) using the NR Bulletin 16A selection list?
____ Is there an initial paragraph which identifies what is
being nominated and summarizes its appearance?
____ Have all alterations to the building/site over time been
described and dated to the extent possible?
____ Does the contributing resource count agree with the descriptive
____ For historic districts is there a complete inventory list?
Does it concur with the district maps?
____ Have the boxes in the significance section been filed in
to indicate the period and areas in which the property is significant?
If criterion B checked is significant person completed? If criterion
D checked is cultural affiliation completed?
____ Is there an initial paragraph summarizing the significance
of the property, directly relating it to the National Register criteria
under which it is being nominated?
____ Are each of the areas of significance checked discussed
in the summary paragraph of the significance section?
____ Are there bibliographic sources provided? Are they specific
publications and/or traceable resources?
____ Does the verbal boundary description delineate the precise
area within the boundaries of the property, not just its general
____ Is the specific number of acres given? Is it consistent
with the size of the area noted within the boundaries?
____ Are there U. T. M. Coordinates provided? Are the required
three points given to match the acreage, if there are 10 or more
acres in the property?
____ Is the person, organization, etc. who prepared the nomination
____ Is the original USGS map enclosed and properly labeled?
____ Are the black & white photographs appropriately identified
SUBSTANTIVE REVIEW QUESTIONS
____ Does the property name accurately reflect historic
____ Does the descriptive narrative accurately reflect the
____ Are the important features of the property identified in the
(Site, date, materials, style, size, roof-shape, story, plan, windows,
foundation, details, interior.)
____ Does the Description include information about the setting,
environment, and or surrounding buildings/areas?
____ Is the Description clear and complete? If the property
has been altered, is the difference between the original (or historic)
and the current condition and appearance clear?
____ Have alterations (if any) been adequately described? Has
the evaluation of their impact on the integrity been made? Has an
evaluation been made on whether they have achieved significance
of their own over time?
____ Does the narrative clearly represent and convey the period
of significance checked? Has the period(s) been justified in a specific
discussion within the Statement of Significance?
____ Does the specific date or date range reflect the property=s
period of historic significance?
____ Do the Areas of Significance checked reflect the significance
of the property, not just its function?
____ Is the Statement of Significance written in a clear and
____ Have all the applicable criteria been identified and documented
within the statement of significance?
____ Are any criteria exceptions (if applicable) justified
according to their specific requirements?
____ Does the context in which the property has been evaluated
as significant justify the local, state, or national level of significance
chosen for the property?
____ Does the integrity relate to the overall property, not
its features and parts?
____ Does the description convey the significant qualities
of the property? Through what features? Do these features retain
____ Have contributing and noncontributing features been identified?
____ Is there evidence that the bibliographic sources noted
have been used in the preparation of the Statement of Significance
(footnotes, for example)?
____ Have the boundaries been drawn to include all features
directly related to the significance of the property?
____ Have the boundaries and the acreage been justified?
____ Is the proper level of significance checked?