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National Register of Historic Places Program:
Lists of Weekly Actions 2013

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.

 

 

 

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Weekly List for December 27, 2013

George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Colonial Beach, Virginia
is the site where George Washington, a transcendent figure in American history, was born and lived between 1732 and 1735. The site is also significant for its role in conservation, landscape architecture, and archeology. Read more . . .

Weekly List for December 20, 2013

Flint Journal Building, Flint, Michigan

The Flint Journal building is significant for housing Flint's longest-running daily newspaper since the building's construction in 1924. The Journal has reported events in Flint and the surrounding area from the paper's founding in 1876 until the present day. Since 1911 the newspaper has been part of the Booth Newspapers of Michigan. The editors of the paper were generally important in Flint's business community, including Michael A. Gorman, an important advocate for Flint's Cultural Center.Read more . . .

Weekly List for December 13, 2013

OLD COLLIER COUNTY COURTHOUSE, Everglades City, Florida
The Old Collier County Courthouse, now Everglades City Hall, located at 102 Copeland Avenue North, is a two-story Neoclassical Revival style building that was built in 1928 and modified in 1948 and 1956. In 1948, major changes were made to the portico and an addition was constructed to the rear of the courthouse. The old courthouse was struck by Hurricane Wilma in 2005 and appeared destined for demolition, but was spared by funding by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which restored the building to its 1956 appearance in 2007.

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Weekly List for December 6, 2013

 Dallas Downtown Historic District Additional Documentation, Dallas, Texas
The old Dallas Municipal Building is nationally significant as the site of well-documented events associated with the Kennedy Assassination that occurred between Friday, November 22 and Sunday, November 24, 1963. On Sunday, November 24, Jack Ruby shot Oswald in the basement of the Municipal Building as he was being transferred to the Dallas County Jail, an event witnessed by millions as it was broadcast live on nationwide television.  Read  more  . . .

Weekly List for November 29, 2013

Green River Drift Trail Traditional Cultural Property, Cora, Wyoming
It played a sign ificant role in the development of the ranches in the Upper Green River Valley and specifically of the Upper Green River Cattle Association member ranches and is a representative example of a stock drift trail. The Drift meets the criteria for traditional cultural property as a property that represents a rural community 's land use patterns and reflects the ranching community's traditional practices and values held for over five generations. Read more. . .

Weekly List for November 22, 2013

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument (BI & AD), Sioux County, Nebraska
The district is associated with events and activities that have contributed to the broad historical patterns related to western Nebraska agriculture and ranching in the High Plains, and to the newly burgeoning science of paleontology. James Henry Cook was an early and long-time rancher on the semi-arid upper Niobrara River, and his son Harold Cook remained in the area to pursue his passion in the science of paleontology. Read more . . .

Weekly List for November 15, 2013

Edinburg WPA Auditorium, Edinburg, North Dakota

The property retains its historic integrity of design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling, and associations as a distinct example of a stucco exterior, wood-framed longspan auditorium constructed under the WPA program as a work relief project. Read more . . .

Weekly List for November 8, 2013

Petersen Rock Garden, Redmond, Oregon
is significant as  a folk art environment, it shows  exceptional work of art that combines architecture, landscape, art, and sculpture in a unified whole.
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Weekly List for November 1, 2013

Two Features for this Week:

Jones Family Historic District in the Biscayne National Park, Florida
The district provides a unique example of exploration and settlement of the Florida Keys at the turn of the twentieth century. The site's resources are a testament to the creativity and ingenuity of the Jones family in adapting this site for residential use and carrying out a successful agricultural enterprise. Read more . . .

 

Rubel Castle Historic District, Los Angeles, California
The Rubel Castle Historic District is significant as a unique, rare, and exceptional example of a folk art environment. though Rubel held a job as a school bus driver, his primary occupation throughout his life was constructing the castle, which also served as his residence until a few years prior to his death in 2007. The result is a monumental folk art environment created by thousands of tons of alluvial boulders from nearby washes of the San Gabriel Mountains , and thousands of recycled and found objects. Read more . . .

Weekly List for October 25, 2013

Two Features for this Week:
Curtiss-Wright Aeronautical University Building
in Chicago, Illinois,
was the home of the Curtiss- Wright Aeronautical University, the first accredited flight school in the Midwest to admit black students and to hire black instructors. Read more . . .

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site Historic District in Cornish, New Hampshire
was the summer, and later, year-round  home of sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens during the peak of his productive career from 1885 to 1907.
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Weekly List for October 18, 2013

Two Features for this Week:

Schwartz , Robert E. and Barbara (Vitkuske), House (Midland, Michigan)
The house was designed by Midland architect Robert E. Schwartz for himself and his family, and was constructed between the years 1964 and 1967. It is significant for its association with the Modern architecture movement in Michigan and as a demonstration of the use of the Spiral Generation method of construction developed by the Dow Chemical Company.  Read more . . .

Medgar Evers Historic District, Jackson, Mississippi
Noted residents of the neighborhood include Medgar Evers, the Mississippi Field Secretary of the National Association of Colored People, who was assassinated in the driveway of his home, one of the signal events of the Civil Rights Movement. Author and educator Margaret Walker Alexander purchased the first home in the subdivision in 1955.  Read more . . .

October 11, 2013

 

No Weekly List: Government Shutdown

October 4, 2013

 

No Weekly List: Government Shutdown

Weekly List for September 20, 2013

Two Features for This Week:

Lawetlat'la, Skamania and Cowlitz counties Washington
Lawetlat'la (Mount St. Helens) is eligible for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places as a Traditional Cultural Property (TCP) under Criterion A because it is directly associated with the traditional beliefs of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and the Yakama Nation regarding origins, cultural history, and nature of the world. Read more . . .

Wehner, Roland and Marilyn, House,  Iowa City, Iowa.
Designed by and for the architect himself, the residence was Roland C. Wehner's first opportunity to plan and execute a Wrightian design after his graduation from architectural school and upon joining the firm of an older, established Iowa City architect. Read more . . .

Weekly List for September 13, 2013

St. Henry's Evangelical Lutheran Church and Cemetery, Laird Township, Michigan
St. Henry's Church and Cemetery form the pre-eminent local landmark of the area's long and continuing Finnish heritage. Nisula was the first Finnish Lutheran congregation established in the area and its building is the oldest Finnish Lutheran church building in the area. Read more . . .

Weekly List for September 6, 2013

Edificio Empresas Ferre,  Ponce, Puerto Rico
The Edificio Empresas Ferre is of statewide significance under criterion C in the area of Art as the property is the recipient and custodian of two important murals painted by the renowned artist Rafael Ríos Rey. The property is also statewide significant under criterion C in the area of Architecture as it represents an outstanding early example of the International Style in Puerto Rico. Read more . . .  

Weekly List for August 30, 2013

Liberty Baptist Church, Brooks County, Georgia
The founding members of Liberty Church purchased a tract of land in c.1857 and constructed their own building from local materials c.1858, likely with the assistance of slave labor. (After emancipation, African Americans who had attended Liberty Baptist Church formed the First Elizabeth Baptist Church.) The building is an outstanding example of a mid-19th_century rural church in southern Georgia. Read more . . .

Weekly List for August 23, 2013

New River Gorge Bridge, Fayette County, West Virginia
At time of construction, its arch made it the longest steel arch bridge in the world, a title it held until 2003 with the construction of China's Shanghai's Lupu Bridge. It is currently the longest single-span steel arch bridge in the United States and the third highest bridge in the country. Read  more . . .

Weekly List for August 16, 2013

Bevo Mill Commercial Historic District, St. Louis, Missouri

The overall district provides architectural context for its centerpiece and in many ways its progenitor, the Bevo Mill. Constructed by Anheuser-Busch Brewing in 1916-17, the Mill building itself is individually significant for its wholly unique, romantic and fantastical design.  Read more . . .

Weekly List for August 9, 2013

Great Saltpetre Cave, Mt. Vernon, Kentucky

At the turn of the 19th century, purchasing gunpowder (made from saltpetre) from England was less expensive than producing it in the United States, but efforts were made to become more self-sufficient and to compete with the British prices. The product of these places became especially vital when the U.S. re-entered war with England in 1812. The property's second period of importance began with its purchase and establishment as a significant tourist attraction in 1938.  Read more . . .

Weekly List for August 2, 2013

Fender’s Radio Service, Fullerton, California
The radio store is closely associated with guitar legend Clarence Leo Fender . While there has always been disagreement over who invented the first solid-body guitar, there has never been any question that it was Fender, with his designs for affordable, easily mass-produced guitars, who facilitated the transition in popular music from big bands to small, guitar-driven groups. Read more . . .

Weekly List for July26, 2013

United States Courthouse and Custom House, Toledo, Ohio
The 1932 United States Courthouse and Custom House, Toledo is a well-executed authoritative example of the Neoclassical Revival style in its massing, exterior detailing, and internal planning, while its rich interior displays custom features reflecting classical vocabulary. The large, imposing structure was built to accommodate overcrowded federal agencies previously housed in a variety of buildings scattered throughout downtown Toledo.  Read more . . .

Weekly List for July19, 2013

Tabernacle Baptist Church, Selma, Alabama

Tabernacle Missionary Baptist, at 1431 Broad Street, Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion A, Social History, for its national significance due to its multiple significant associations with the Civil Rights Movement in Selma, from 1922 to 1968. Read More . . .

Weekly List for July12, 2013

Australasia Shipwreck (Wooden Bulk Carrier), Door County, Wisconsin

The remains of the wooden bulk carrier Australasia lie in 15 to 20 feet of water off Whitefish Dunes State Park in Lake Michigan. Built in 1884 by the well-known shipbuilder Captain James Davidson in West Bay City, Michigan, the 285-foot long Australasia was the largest wooden vessel ever built at the time of her launch. During her twelve year career, the Australasia carried bulk cargoes across the Great Lakes so efficiently she earned a fortune for her owners at a time when wooden vessels were quickly becoming obsolete. Read more . . .

Weekly List for July 5, 2013

English Evangelical Lutheran Church of Dansville, Livingston County, New York

Dedicated In 1847, the English Evangelical Lutheran Church of Dansville is significant for architecture as a representative intact example of mid-nineteenth century ecclesiastical design in the village of Dansville. The English Evangelical Lutheran Church is also nationally significant under Criterion Consideration A as the site of where the first local chapter of the American Red Cross was formed in 1881. Clara Barton, founder the national Red Cross organization, had been a summer resident of the village since 1876. When she arrived in the village the summer after founding the organization, the local residents expressed an interest in supporting her efforts and suggested creating a local chapter. Read more . . .

Weekly List for June 28, 2013

Garth Newel, Bath County, Virginia,

Garth Newel was the Bath County, Virginia, residence of William Sergeant Kendall (1869-1938) and his second wife Christine Herter Kendall (1890-1981). A distinguished artist, William Sergeant Kendall achieved international recognition as a highly regarded painter in the academic style. Christine Herter Kendall pursued her love of painting and music, and through her generous patronage, encouraged others to appreciate and pursue the arts. In 1973, she co-founded the Garth Newel Music Center and upon her death, bequeathed her property to this nonprofit thus ensuring that Garth Newel would continue as a venue for small concerts. Read more . . .

Weekly List for June 21, 2013

American Baptist Theological Seminary Historic District, Nashville, Tennessee
American Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) committed itself to Christian education and racial equality and fostered leadership among its students who went on to become prominent individuals in local and national civil rights efforts. The district is significant for the Civil Rights Movement of the mid-twentieth century for its associations with the Nashville Student Movement, in particular, its ties to significant local and national Civil Rights leaders, John Lewis, Bernard Lafayette, C.T. Vivian, James Bevel, and Kelly Miller Smith. Read more . . .

Weekly List for June 14, 2013

Cherry Grove Community House & Theater, Cherry Grove, New York
The Community House and Theatre is exceptionally significant in social history for the enormous role it played in shaping what gradually evolved into "America's First Gay and Lesbian Town". This integration of homosexual residents into daily life and events at its community house afforded Cherry Grove a singular status; it became one of the first and, for many years, the only gay and lesbian influenced community in the United States. Read More . . .

Weekly List for June 7, 2013

Hyde Park, Nottoway County, Virginia
The property's successful operation provided the opportunity for agriculturally skilled Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany to Immigrate to America and expand the farm's productivity during the 1930s and early 1940s. During and after World War II, Hyde Park continued to provide refuge and agricultural opportunities after the Gross Breesen families left, specifically for families of soldiers from nearby Fort Pickett and Polish refugees Tadeusz and Stanislawa Glowinski, who maintained the house and grounds for thirty years. Read more . . .

Weekly List for May 31, 2013

Dodge County Jail,  Dodge County, Georgia
The jail is significant in the area of architecture as a good and intact example of a late Victorianera building constructed to serve as a county jail and sheriff's residence. The two-story brick building retains its original plan and materials, with an intact residential area and pre-fabricated jail works by the Pauly Jail Building Company of St. Louis, a major jail design firm. Read more . . .

Weekly List for May 24, 2013

Gautier Beachfront Historic District, Jackson County, Mississippi
The Gautier Beachfront Historic District contains a residential enclave of historic homes along Pascagoula Bay, most built by descendants of Gautier settlers. The houses, built between 1896 and 1907, are generally vernacular in style built of high quality materials and generally well maintained.
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Weekly List for May 17, 2013

Snow Train Rolling Stock, Laramie, Wyoming
Snow trains were not preassembled, standing in readiness for heavy snow. Instead, as a weather emergency developed, trains to plow the lines were put together from available rolling stock. Read more . . .

Weekly List for May 10, 2013

Joe Frazier’s Gym, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Built c.1895 as a window sash and blind warehouse, Joe Frazier's Gym is significant under Criterion B for its association with the career and life of Joe Frazier, the Olympic and Heavyweight Champion boxer who defeated Muhammad Ali in the "Fight of the Century" in 1971. Read more . . .

Weekly List for May 3, 2013

Hakone Historic District, Saratoga, California
Hakone was built during a period of renewed trade and communication between Japan and the United States during the Meiji era that began in the 1870s and peaked during the early years of the twentieth century. Hakone was designed and built by talented Japanese designers and craftsmen, and during the late 1930s and early 1940s, a second generation of Japanese talent modified and added to the gardens. Read more . .

Weekly List for April 26, 2013

Bingham Homestead Rural Historic Landscape, Bellvue, Colorado
The Bingham Homestead is locally significant under Criterion A for exploration/settlement for its association with the pioneer settlement and early development of Pleasant Valley and Larimer County during the period from the 1860s through 1881. Read more . .

Weekly List for April 19, 2013

Irene Burns House, Auburn, California
The Irene Burns House is eligible for the National Register at the local level of significance for its association with educator Irene Burns, a schoolteacher who became the first woman elected to political office in Placer County, California. Read more . .

Weekly List for April 12, 2013

Judaculla Rock, Cullowhee, North Carolina
Judaculla Rock and the surrounding 0.49 acres of land belonging to Jackson County are significant not only due to the physical evidence of soapstone quarry and bowl-manufacturing activities, but also due to the unusually dense concentration of over a thousand petroglyph motifs on the main boulder.  Read  more . . .

Weekly List for April 5, 2013

Bennes, John Virginius and Annice, House, Portland, Oregon
is significant as a remarkable example of a mix of Mediterranean and Prairie School style of architecture. The house embodies the Prairie Style through its strong horizontal lines, stucco finish, low pitched hip roof, and open floor plan. The house also qualifies for listing under National Register Criterion B, as it was the personal home of John Virginius Bennes, a highly regarded Oregon architect who has been credited with introducing the Prairie School style to Portland.    Read more . .

Weekly List for March 29, 2013


Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida
The road served as one of the major local conduits to move agricultural products from the county's plantations and farms to market in the capital city ofTallahassee and to shipping points on the Gulf of Mexico. In 1824, as a new territory of the United States, a Prime Meridian Marker was placed at the southeast corner of Tallahassee, from which all land surveys in Florida derive their origin.
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Weekly List for March 22, 2013

Space Shuttle Enterprise, Manhattan, New York

"[The] shuttle, to me, represents a triumph and remains to this day a technological marvel. We learned so much from the program, not only in the advancement of science and international relations, but also from what works and what doesn't on a reusable vehicle. The lessons learned from shuttle will make future US spacecraft more reliable, safer, and cost effective." - Leroy Chiao, NASA astronaut
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Weekly List for March 15, 2013

Halprin Open Space Sequence, Portland, Oregon
"The Portland Open Space Sequence . . . is an acknowledged masterpiece of modern design. Halprin is one of the great landscape architects of the twentieth century . . . “
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Weekly List for March 8, 2013

Charlottesville Coca-Cola Bottling Works, Charlottesville, Virginia
Platt's design powerfully united modern form with national brand marketing; here, the canons of utilitarian industrial architecture broadened so as to encourage the consumption of the product being manufactured. Read more . . .

Weekly List for March 1, 2013

McMillan Park Reservoir Historic District, Washington, DC
The park, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. as a public park and memorial to the late Senator James McMillan whose McMillan Park Plan of 1901-1902 was instrumental in the establishment of the park at McMillan Reservoir. Upon its completion in 1905, water was pumped from the reservoir to the twentynine slow filtration beds-vaulted and sand-filled structures built of unreinforced concrete-where the water was cleansed and piped to an underground clear reservoir before being distributed. Read more . . .

Weekly List for February 22, 2013

El Cortez Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
When the El Cortez Hotel and Casino opened in 1941, it became the largest and most fashionable hotel/casino on Fremont Street in Las Vegas and would remain so for the next decade. Although additions were added, the exterior of the original El Cortez Hotel still retains its original appearance. Read more . . .

Weekly List for February 15, 2013

Jack Kerouac House, Orlando, Florida

It was while living in this house in Orlando, Florida, that American author and Beat Generation founder Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) received instant fame for the publication of his bestselling novel, On the Road.  Read more . . .

Weekly List for February 8, 2013

Alfred L. Tubbs Winery, Napa County, California

The chardonnay produced here beat their French counterparts in a 1976 tasting contest that put Californian wines on the map for world consumption. Built into the hillside, the 1888 two-story stone winery was designed to resemble an English Gothic castle gatehouse with rusticated stone walls, narrow arched windows and bartizans with faux arrow slits.  Read more . . .

Weekly List for February 1, 2013

Chicano Park, San Diego, California

Chicano Park, in San Diego, California, was the site of a powerful protest in 1970 by members of the local San Diego Hispanic community over the planned redevelopment of a vacant site within the Barrio Logan community that had been previously promised to the community as public open space.

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Weekly List for January 25, 2013

Pelican Lake Hotel, Schoepke, Wisconsin

The Pelican Lake Hotel, beautifully sited on a 3,585 acre pristine lake, was constructed in 1928 on the spot of the 1898-built Beach Hotel, which was destroyed by fire in 1926. 

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Weekly List for January 18, 2013

Monte Vista and Diamond Mountain Vineyard, Napa County, California

The Monte Vista and Diamond Mountain Vineyard is a six-building farm complex and 26 acre vineyard located in the mountains above Napa Valley in Calistoga, California.  Read more . . .

Weekly List for January 11, 2013

Austin Hall, Walker County, Texas

Austin Hall, the oldest building on the campus of Sam Houston State University, located in Huntsville, Walker County, Texas, was designed in the Greek revival style and built in 1852. The building accommodated the state’s first law school, as well as the first tax-supported teacher training institute, and has served the state’s various educational interests for 160 years.  Read more . . .

Weekly List for January 4, 2013

Grand Ronde Rail Depot, Polk County, Oregon

Since completion in 1922, the Grand Ronde Rail Depot, designed and built by John Albert Schuerch, has served as a hub for transportation, economic and social activity within the community. Today the Grand Ronde rail Depot serves as a social and storage center for the Restored Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. Read more . . .