Sample-Nominations-Integrity

Winders Motor Sales Company
Winders Motor Sales Company

Photograph by Alex Green, courtesy of Ohio State Historic Preservation Office

Winders Motor Sales Company
Reference number: 100004542
Area of Significance: Commerce
Period of Significance: 1916-1925

This nomination succeeded because of its strong historic context describing the property’s significance and the building’s retention of character-defining features. The property remains recognizable as an early-20th century automobile dealership and reflects its association with the growing automotive industry of the period.
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Small White chapel on street corner
Shaffer's Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church

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Shaffer's Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Montana
Montana, Reference number: 100003199
Area of Significance: Social History, Black
Period of Significance: 1901-1964

Several changes have occurred to the exterior of the building over time, including the removal of the belfry, parsonage and apse; the stuccoing the exterior walls; and replacement of the original roofing with ribbed metal. However, many character defining features remain, such as the original massing, bell tower, and fenestration.
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Former Town Office and Jail, single floor building sitting near the road.
Former Town Office and Jail

Photograph by Michael Goebel-Bain, courtesy of Maine State Historic Preservation Office

Former Town Office and Jail
Maine, Reference number: 100003587
Area of Significance: Politics/Government
Period of Significance: 1911-1968

The Island Falls Town Hall and Jail was built in 1910 of decorative concrete block. Although the jail cells survive in the basement, the loss of the main floor interior finishes, windows, and doors detract from integrity. Nevertheless, this former town hall retains integrity of setting and location, and it’s massing remains unchanged. It was nominated for its significance under Criterion A (history) not C (design) and even changed, it remains an important part of Island Falls history.
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The two-story, gable-roofed log house
Dease-Martineau House, Trading Post, and Oxcart Trail Segments

Photograph by Steve C. Martens, courtesy of North Dakota State Historic Preservation Office

Dease-Martineau House, Trading Post, and Oxcart Trail Segments
North Dakota, Reference number: 100001744
Area of Significance: Archeology, Architecture, Commerce, Exploration/Settlement, Historic Aboriginal, Historic Non-Aboriginal, Politics/Government, Transportation
Period of Significance: 1868-1967

This 1868 log house in a remote area of North Dakota is not believed to have been significantly altered but was difficult to document due to its deteriorated condition. The use of the property as a one-time center of trade and local meetings provided a strong justification for statewide significance.
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3 story brick building on street corner
Quincy Grammar School, Massachusetts

Photograph by Neil Larson, courtesy of Massachusetts State Historic Preservation Office

Quincy Grammar School
Massachusetts, Reference number: 100001458
Listed: 8/1/2017
Area of Significance: Architecture, Education, Ethnic History: Asian, Social History
Period of Significance: 1848-1976

The Quincy Grammar School was nominated as a very rare example of a public school closely associated with the Chinese and Chinese-American community. Truncated to three (from four) stories after a hurricane damaged its roof, the Quincy Grammar School achieved its existing external appearance in 1938, within its period of significance.

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One and a half story bungalow topped with a medium-pitch frotn gable roof and stucco walls
Harrison's Guest House, Nevada

Photograph by Mella Rothwell Harmon, courtesy of Nevada State Historic Preservation Office

Harrison's Guest House
Nevada, Reference number: 15000009
Area of Significance: Black, Entertainment/Recreation
Period of Significance: 1925-1974

Modifications between the 1970s and 1990s have detracted from the building’s integrity of design, but the historic building is still quite recognizable. The two buildings retain their historic massing, profiles, and footprints, as well as their stucco wall cladding.
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One and a half story wood from Queen Anne building constructed on a stone foundation, steeply pitched roof with lower cross gables.
Crump-Howard House, Montana (current photo top, historic photo c. 1895 bottom)

Photograph by Emily Scherrer and/or Delia Hagen, courtesy of Montana State Historic Preservation Office and Montana Historical Society Research Center, Helena Montana, Catalog #PAc 79-53.1

Crump-Howard House
Montana, Reference number: 100000914
Area of Significance: Ethnic Heritage, Black
Period of Significance: 1888-1966

This property was listed as part of the Multiple Property Documentation “African-American Heritage Places in Helena, Montana.” Although this building appears dramatically changed, one, these changes occurred within the period of significance and, two, it is a rare example in Montana of a home built and owned by a Black family.
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Rectangular hollow concrete block commercial building with a brick veneer foundation and a flat roof
Holman's Barber Shop, South Carolina

Photograph by Caitlin Cutrona, courtesy of South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office

Holman’s Barber Shop
South Carolina, Reference number: 100006884
Area of significance: Social History, Ethnic Heritage: Black
Period of Significance: 1945-1975

Holman’s Barber Shop is significant for its representation of both Black barber shops’ and beauty salons’ important functions within African American communities, and for its connection with Columbia’s segregation history. It is one of the only mid-century Black-owned barber shops in Columbia known to still stand Holman’s provided Black Columbians and other African Americans with an alternative public space where patrons could meet, freely converse, and receive quality, convenient service without fear of the harassment and degradation that often awaited them in the white-controlled spaces of mid-century Columbia, South Carolina.
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45 story building
Plaza Tower, Louisiana

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Plaza Tower
Louisiana, Reference number: 12001241
Area of Significance: Engineering
Period of Significance: 1964-69

This 45 story building is exceptionally important for its method of construction, the use of a then-new, patented piling system that allowed for construction of tall buildings on soft, alluvial soils. The use and success of this system led to the construction of other tall buildings in New Orleans and similar environments. The nomination provides a clear description of the engineering problem solved in the building’s construction. Despite an interior that was gutted following Hurricane Katrina, the building retains integrity: its continued massive presence at the edge of the Mississippi River attests to the significance of its innovative engineering.
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Armstrong Rubber Company Building
Armstrong Rubber Company Building, New Haven, Connecticut

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Armstrong Rubber Company Building
Connecticut, Reference number: 100006451
Area of Significance: Architecture, Community Planning and Development
Period of Significance: 1968-1969

The building is a notable design by internationally renowned Modern architect, Marcel Breuer (1902-1981) in collaboration with architect Robert Gatje (1927-2018) and the structural engineering firm Weidlinger Associates. It is a key site in the Long Wharf area which was an important feature in New Haven’s prominent mid-century urban renewal program.
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Last updated: November 17, 2022