How can a property be nominated to the National Register of Historic Places?

by Andrew Shaffer  on June 27, 2018 | | No comments

Prepare a National Register Nomination using official forms available on the National Parks Service website or the California Office of Historic Preservation website.

Assistance with process, terminology, designation criteria, historic contexts and significance, property types, integrity, setting boundaries and counting contributors can be found in NPS Bulletin 15: How to Apply the National Register Criteria for Evaluation and Bulletin 16: How to Complete the National Register Registration Form.

Send the completed package to the California State Office of Historic Preservation for review. When completed, the nomination package will be scheduled for a hearing at one of the quarterly meetings of the State Historic Resources Commission. If accepted, the nomination will be forwarded to the Keeper of the National Register in Washington, DC for listing.

About the Author

Andrew Shaffer is the California Preservation Foundation’s Engagement Director. His job includes sharing stories of CPF’s work and collaborating with members and partner organizations on preservation issues across California. Prior to joining CPF, he studied at the University of San Francisco and the University of Wisconsin, where he specialized in LGBTQ history, preservation, and activism. Andrew is a transplant to San Francisco and loves showing off his adopted hometown to people from all over the world.