What is the California Register of Historic Places?

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

The California Register, adopted in 1992 as Section 5024.1 of the California Public Resources Code, follows the intent and purpose of the National Register for cultural resources important to California history. Administered by the State Office of Historic Preservation, the program enables state and local agencies, private groups and citizens to identify, evaluate, register and protect California’s historical resources. It also identifies historical resources for state and local planning purposes, determines eligibility for state historic preservation grant funding and affords certain protections under the California Environmental Quality Act.

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.