What is an historic property?
Historic properties are formally designated resources with local, state or national significance that meets specific criteria. These normally include association with important historical events or patterns of events, or association with individual people, or groups of people. They may be significant for: artistic merit; as products of noted architects, landscape architects, craftspeople, designers or engineers; embody advances in technology or engineering; or, exemplify extraordinary workmanship or use of materials. They must display enough physical integrity to convey their significance. They have specific physical boundaries that are clearly mapped, distinguish contributing and non-contributing features, and are associated with historical contexts.