• Criteria: Explain which criteria/criterion fits your property and why.
• Context: Provide a discussion of the broad national story that your property represents.
• History of the Property: Place the history and/or archeology of your property within the context of the national story.
• Comparison: Demonstrate, through specific comparisons, how and why your property is the best, or among the best properties, to illustrate the broad national story.
Your argument must be supported with footnoted citations, unless you are using the American Antiquity citation method for archeological properties.
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Monte Cristo Cottage (Eugene O'Neill House), CT: For most of his first 21 years, this cottage is where Eugene G. O'Neill (1888-1953), one of America's outstanding dramatists, spent his summers. The house served as inspiration for several of O'Neill's plays, including Long Days' Journey into Night.