A historic storefront

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October 8, 2015

National Register Guide, Appendix A: The Evolution of Historic Significance

As fantastic as it is, the National Register of Historic Places can get a little confusing -- even for a seasoned pro. But fear not, because we have teamed up with Jim Gabbert, a historian with the National Park Service, to create our National Register Guide.

Episode 14 of our National Register of Historic Places Guide explores the possible outcomes of your nomination once it is examined by the National Park Service’s National Register team. Our next episode marks the beginning of the National Register Guide appendix, where we troubleshoot some of the finer points of the National Register.

Appendix A focuses on how the National Register’s idea of, and qualifications for, historic significance have changed over time.

We hope you enjoy the show.

Special thanks to the President Woodrow Wilson House for filming accommodations.

David Weible is the content specialist at the National Trust, previously with Preservation and Outside magazines. His interest in historic preservation was inspired by the ‘20s-era architecture, streetcar neighborhoods, and bars of his hometown of Cleveland.

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