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Federal Preservation Laws

A collection of statutes and regulations have been adopted at the federal level which address government activities and policies regarding historic and archeological resources. Federal Preservation Laws A collection of statutes and regulations have been adopted at the federal level which...


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National Historic Landmark (NHL)

Property included in the National Register of Historic Places that has been judged by the Secretary of the Interior to have "national significance in American history, archeology, architecture, engineering and culture." Source : Miller, Julia H. A Layperson’s Guide to Historic Preservation...


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Landmark

A site or structure designated pursuant to a local preservation ordinance or other law that is worthy of preservation because of its particular historic, architectural, archeological, or cultural significance. Source: Miller, Julia H. A Layperson’s Guide to Historic Preservation Law: A Survey...


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Keeper of the National Register

Individual in the National Park Service responsible for the listing in and determination of eligibility of properties for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. Source : Miller, Julia H. A Layperson’s Guide to Historic Preservation Law: A Survey of Federal, State, and Local...


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Designation

Act of identifying historic structures and districts subject to regulation in historic preservation ordinances or other preservation laws. Source : Miller, Julia H. A Layperson’s Guide to Historic Preservation Law: A Survey of Federal, State, and Local Laws Governing Historic Resources...


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Certified Local Government (CLG)

A city or town that has met specific standards enabling participation in certain National Historic Preservation Act programs. Source : Miller, Julia H. A Layperson’s Guide to Historic Preservation Law: A Survey of Federal, State, and Local Laws Governing Historic Resources Protection. ...



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Antiquities Act of 1906

The Antiquities Act of 1906 was the first United States law to provide for the protection of historic, prehistoric, and scientific features located on federal lands. It authorizes the President to designate as National Monuments historic and natural resources of national significance located...

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The Future of the National Register (Update)

Our National Register of Historic Places continues to expand in breadth and reach. As of September 2012, the 88,200 listed historic districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects include nearly 1.7 million historic resources—almost three times the number from when I wrote my article...