NHLs in the News

NHL Program News:

January 7, 2022

In response to questions received from our preservation partners, the National Park Service has developed a fact sheet and sample language document to supplement the letter from the Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places distributed in November 2021. That letter identified an acceptable alternative to the traditional means for registering owner objection to listing one’s property in the National Register of Historic Places or its designation as a Historic Landmark.

Letter from the Keeper of the National Register re: Owner Objection Process (November 12, 2021)

— The attached letter, distributed on November 19, 2021 identifies an acceptable alternative to the traditional means for registering owner objection to National Register listing or National Historic Landmark designation.

Civil Rights in America: Racial Discrimination in Housing (2021)

In 1999, the US Congress directed the National Park Service to conduct a multi-state study of civil rights sites to determine their national significance. NPS partnered with the Organization of American Historians to develop an overview of civil rights history entitled, Civil Rights in America: A Framework for Identifying Significant Sites (2002, rev. 2008). The framework recommended that a National Historic Landmarks theme study based on provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968 be prepared to identify potentially nationally significant sites related to desegregation of schools, public accommodations, voting rights, housing, and equal employment. Civil Rights in America: Racial Discrimination in Housing is the fourth chapter in this five-part Civil Rights series to be released.


21 New National Historic Landmarks Designated

National Historic Landmarks Program is pleased to announce the designation of 21 new National Historic Landmarks by the Secretary of the Interior on January 13, 2021.
In addition, the Secretary approved the additional documentation for two already designated NHLs.

These new and updated NHLs were recommended by the National Historic Landmarks Committee and the National Park System Advisory Board at two meetings in the fall of 2020. (September 2020 Meeting) and November 2020 Meeting)


Wrigley Field Designated as a National Historic Landmark

U.S. Department of the Interior Press Release
Date: Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt designated Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois, as a National Historic Landmark, recognizing the significant role the ballpark has played in the city of Chicago and the history of professional sports.
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NHL 2020 November Meeting


At their November 5, 2020 meeting, the National Historic Landmarks Committee recommended that 11 properties be considered for National Historic Landmark designation by the National Park System Advisory Board at their next meeting on December 10, 2020.
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    Last updated: January 7, 2022