What is it? The National Register
of Historic Places is the nation's inventory of properties deemed
worthy of preservation. 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.
Who runs it? The
National Register is maintained by the National Park Service.
In Nebraska the National Register is administered by the Nebraska
State Historical Society and is part of the efforts of the State
Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office to promote
Why does it exist?
The National Register was developed to recognize historic places
and those who contributed to our country's heritage. These properties--whether
districts, sites, buildings, structures, or objects-- are architecturally
or archeologically significant or historically significant for
their associations with important persons or events.
What properties are relevant? The National Register is designed to include properties
of importance in every locality, not just great national landmarks.
A general store, a community's park, a main street, or the remains
of a prehistoric village may be eligible for inclusion in the
National Register just as the Nebraska State Capitol is eligible.
How does a property get recognized? Many of Nebraska's properties listed on the National
Register are identified through county and statewide surveys
performed as part of the ongoing Nebraska Historic Buildings
Survey. These properties represent important themes in state
and local history and are nominated to the National Register
under statewide planning efforts.
Property owners are encouraged to contact
the preservation office in order to bring their building to the
attention of the Preservation Office
How does the National Register interact
with other preservation programs?
Inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places provides
the basis for participation in most state and federal preservation
programs, including the Valuation
Incentive Program and Federal
Nebraska National Register Sites
Register Criterion and Considerations
Requirements for eligibility, considerations for listing a property.
it Really Means to be Listed on the National Register of Historic
Places regarding the advantages
and restrictions that come along with listing on the National
to list a property
Park Service - National Register of Historic Places
National Register Bulletins
National Park Service Preservation Briefs