Please note new mailing information below December 28, 2001

PHYSICAL LOCATION ADDRESS (FedEx, UPS, SPECIAL DELIVERIES, AND VISITORS):

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES SUITE 400 (OFFICES) or SUITE LL99 (ARCHIVES) 800 NORTH CAPITOL STREET, NW WASHINGTON, DC 20002

The Director of the National Park Service is sending you the following announcements and actions on properties for the National Register of Historic Places.

Impact of Mail Irradiation Program on National Register Nominations

As you may be aware, the US Postal Service (USPS) intends to irradiate mail in selected USPS facilities, including our mail facility here in Washington D.C., to sterilize it from possible anthrax contamination using high-energy electron irradiation technology. We have concerns about the possible effects of irradiation on nominations to the National Register that pass through these facilities. We are advising you to avoid using USPS for envelopes and flats that contain National Register nominations, Determinations of Eligibility, and any other material that will be archived here.

Paper will be seriously affected, losing tensile strength and increasing brittleness. In addition to accelerating the aging processes, discoloration is also to be expected. Oxidation is expected from the interaction with ozone formed in air (and within the packages) during irradiation. Photographs will be adversely affected as well. Magnetic media (floppy disks, zip disks, audio and video tape) will probably lose significant information content.

We strongly recommend using an alternate shipper such as United Parcel Service (UPS) or Federal Express (FedEx) for sending nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. Use our physical location address only:

National Register of Historic Places Suite 400 800 North Capitol Street, NW Washington DC 20002

For further information contact Edson Beall via voice (202) 354-2255, fax (202) 371-2229, or e-mail: Edson_Beall@nps.gov

WEEKLY LIST OF ACTIONS TAKEN ON PROPERTIES: 12/17/01 THROUGH 12/21/01

KEY: State, County, Property Name, Address/Boundary, City, Vicinity, Reference Number, NHL, Action, Date, Multiple Name

ALABAMA, LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Downtown Florence Historic District (Boundary Increase), Roughly bounded by Pine St., Alabama St., Wood Ave., and Tuscaloosa St., Florence, 01001292, LISTED, 12/18/01

FLORIDA, DADE COUNTY, Curtiss, Glenn, House, 500 Deer Run, Miami Springs, 85003579, LISTED, 12/21/01 (Country Club Estates TR)

FLORIDA, POLK COUNTY, Winston School, 3415 Swindell Rd., Lakeland vicinity, 01001362, LISTED, 12/20/01

MASSACHUSETTS, BARNSTABLE COUNTY, Old Village Historic District, Roughly bounded by Main, Holway, Bridge Sts., Bearse's Ln., Chatham Harbor, Mill Pond, and Little Mill Pond, Chatham, 01001406, LISTED, 12/17/01

MISSOURI, ST. LOUIS INDEPENDENT CITY, Forest Park Southeast Historic District, Roughly bounded by Chouteau Ave., Manchester and Cadet Aves., Kingshighway Blvd., and S. Sarah St., St. Louis (Independent City), 01001360, LISTED, 12/20/01

OHIO, SUMMIT COUNTY, Akron--Fulton International Airport Administration Building, 1800 Triplett Blvd., Akron, 01001361, LISTED, 12/21/01

VERMONT, ADDISON COUNTY, Lampson School, 44 Summer Rd., New Haven, 01001363, LISTED, 12/21/01 (Educational Resources of Vermont MPS)

VERMONT, CHITTENDEN COUNTY, North Street Historic District, Roughly Along North St., from North Ave. to N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 01001364, LISTED, 12/21/01