National Register of Historic Places
The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the nation's list of historically significant properties. It is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect our historic and archeological resources.
Properties listed in the NRHP include districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that are significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture. The National Register is administered by the National Park Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
A property must meet certain criteria in order to be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. In
general, in order for a property to be eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, it must be at least 50 years old and possess both historic significance and integrity.
Properties must be nominated through filling out a nomination form and submitted it to the State Historic Preservation
Office in order to be listed. The nomination form includes basic information on the building (such as
address, date of construction, style, materials, etc.), a narrative description of the architectural features, a statement of significance about the history and historical importance of the
structure, black and white photographs, slides, floor plans, and a location map. Additional information on the National Register of Historic
Places can be found at www.cr.nps.gov/nr.
SPARK Consulting provides expertise in nominating historic
buildings, structures, and districts to the National Register of Historic Places. Multiple Property Documentation nominations are also offered, which include the research and development
of certain historic contexts of a particular area or group of resources and development of associated property types with criteria for nomination of these resources. Properties listed on the NRHP in the last 10 years through nominations by SPARK Consulting can be found at:
Sample NRHP district nomination - Washington Downtown Historic District, Washington, Iowa
Sample NRHP individual nomination - Lagomarcino-Grupe Company, Burlington, Iowa
Album of properties listed in 2015
Album of properties listed in 2014
Album of properties listed in 2013
Album of properties listed in 2012
Album of properties listed in 2011
Album of properties listed in 2010
Album of properties listed in 2005-2009
For more information on nominating a property to the National Register of Historic Places, contact SPARK Consulting.