National Register Guide, Episode 6: The Statement of 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 the PreservationNation blog has teamed up with Jim Gabbert, a historian with the National Park Service, to create our National Register Guide.
Episode Five of our National Register of Historic Places Guide explained the basics of filling out a National Register nomination form. Now, in Episode Six of our series, we explore the formula for creating a narrative statement of significance that will give your property the best chance of being listed on the National Register.
This episode answers specific questions like:
- How many criteria for historic significance are there when it comes to National Register evaluation?
- Should my National Register nomination include an explanation of the criteria for listing that my property meets?
- Can my property qualify for more than one criteria?
- What is the purpose and function of the narrative statement of significance in the National Register evaluation process?
- What themes and topics should the statement of significance cover?
We hope you enjoy the show.
Special thanks to the President Woodrow Wilson House for filming accommodations.