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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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Downtown Madison, Ind., Earns National Historic Landmark Status

Madison, Ind., long recognized for its stunning collection of 19th-century architecture, now ranks as one of America’s elite historic cities, which include Savannah, Ga., and Charleston, S.C., since the Secretary of the Interior’s designation of a large portion of the city’s...


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Teaching with Historic Places Looks Back, Looks Forward

Teaching with Historic Places helps teachers bring history to life for our young people and nurtures our children to become caring stewards. In 1991 the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places and the National Trust for Historic Preservation joined forces to create the...