August 25, 2015

National Register Guide, Episode 9: Evaluating Historic Integrity

Evaluating Historic Integrity

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 National Trust teamed up with Jim Gabbert, a historian with the National Park Service, to create our National Register of Historic Places Guide.

Episode Nine goes one step further by explaining how to evaluate the historic integrity of a site as it relates to its significance. This episode answers specific questions such as:

  • How is historic integrity defined?
  • How many aspects of historic integrity are properties evaluated under?
  • Are any aspects of historic integrity more important than others?
  • How does the historic integrity of a site relate to its historic significance?

We hope you enjoy the show.

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

David Weible headshot

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

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