U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service
TYPES OF RURAL HISTORIC LANDSCAPES
* agriculture (including various types of cropping and grazing)
Although diverse, these types all contain substantial areas of vegetation; open space; or natural features that embody, through past use or physical character, significant historical values. Buildings, industrial structures, objects, designed landscapes, and archeological sites may also be present. Many will be integrally related to historic activities and contribute to the significance of a large historic district. Some may also qualify individually for listing in the National Register.
Rural historic landscapes, especially those composed of a variety of land uses, may incorporate more than one of the types listed above. While this bulletin introduces a methodology that can be used for evaluating all of the above types, it focuses primarily on agricultural properties.
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