September 22, 2015

National Register Guide, Episode 13: Who Officially Nominates a Property?

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 the PreservationNation blog has teamed up with Jim Gabbert, a historian with the National Park Service, to create our National Register Guide.

National Register plaque for the Nott House of Kennebunkport, Maine. Credit: Joe Shlabotnik, Flickr

Episode 12 of our National Register of Historic Places Guide examined a number of printed and online reference materials that should help you develop a well-rounded National Register submission. Episode 13 explains exactly who can officially nominate a property, and the path a nomination takes to get to the National Register.

This episode answers specific questions such as:

  • What entities can officially nominate a property to the National Register?
  • Which entities are responsible for nominating which properties?
  • Does every state have a state historic preservation office?
  • What is the role of each state's National Register Coordinator?
  • What is the role of the State Historic Preservation Review Board?

We hope you enjoy the show.

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

David Weible was 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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