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NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
EVALUATION CHECKOFF SHEET

TECHNICAL REVIEW QUESTIONS

____ Have all the blanks been filled in, including n/a where applicable?

____ Is the name of the property a clear identifiable name with no abbreviations?

____ Are all of the items under Location complete? Are the correct codes used? If it is a federal property is the name of the federal land area noted (national park, national forest)?

____ Are all of the items under Classification filled in? Is there a clear identification of the number of contributing and noncontributing resources?

____ Is there a level of significance checked?

____ Is the form signed by the proper SHPO, THPO, FPO or an authorized delegate?

____ For concurrent nominations have both the SHPO/THPO & FPO signed the form?

____ Have the boxes in the description section been filled in to indicate functions, architectural styles, and materials (where appropriate) using the NR Bulletin 16A selection list?

____ Is there an initial paragraph which identifies what is being nominated and summarizes its appearance?

____ Have all alterations to the building/site over time been described and dated to the extent possible?

____ Does the contributing resource count agree with the descriptive narrative?

____ For historic districts is there a complete inventory list? Does it concur with the district maps?

____ Have the boxes in the significance section been filed in to indicate the period and areas in which the property is significant? If criterion B checked is significant person completed? If criterion D checked is cultural affiliation completed?

____ Is there an initial paragraph summarizing the significance of the property, directly relating it to the National Register criteria under which it is being nominated?

____ Are each of the areas of significance checked discussed in the summary paragraph of the significance section?

____ Are there bibliographic sources provided? Are they specific publications and/or traceable resources?

____ Does the verbal boundary description delineate the precise area within the boundaries of the property, not just its general location?

____ Is the specific number of acres given? Is it consistent with the size of the area noted within the boundaries?

____ Are there U. T. M. Coordinates provided? Are the required three points given to match the acreage, if there are 10 or more acres in the property?

____ Is the person, organization, etc. who prepared the nomination form identified?

____ Is the original USGS map enclosed and properly labeled?

____ Are the black & white photographs appropriately identified and labeled?

 

SUBSTANTIVE REVIEW QUESTIONS

____ Does the property name accurately reflect historic ownership?

____ Does the descriptive narrative accurately reflect the boxes checked?

____ Are the important features of the property identified in the Description Section?
(Site, date, materials, style, size, roof-shape, story, plan, windows, foundation, details, interior.)

____ Does the Description include information about the setting, environment, and or surrounding buildings/areas?

____ Is the Description clear and complete? If the property has been altered, is the difference between the original (or historic) and the current condition and appearance clear?

____ Have alterations (if any) been adequately described? Has the evaluation of their impact on the integrity been made? Has an evaluation been made on whether they have achieved significance of their own over time?

____ Does the narrative clearly represent and convey the period of significance checked? Has the period(s) been justified in a specific discussion within the Statement of Significance?

____ Does the specific date or date range reflect the property=s period of historic significance?

____ Do the Areas of Significance checked reflect the significance of the property, not just its function?

____ Is the Statement of Significance written in a clear and complete manner?

____ Have all the applicable criteria been identified and documented within the statement of significance?

____ Are any criteria exceptions (if applicable) justified according to their specific requirements?

____ Does the context in which the property has been evaluated as significant justify the local, state, or national level of significance chosen for the property?

____ Does the integrity relate to the overall property, not its features and parts?

____ Does the description convey the significant qualities of the property? Through what features? Do these features retain integrity?

____ Have contributing and noncontributing features been identified?

____ Is there evidence that the bibliographic sources noted have been used in the preparation of the Statement of Significance (footnotes, for example)?

____ Have the boundaries been drawn to include all features directly related to the significance of the property?

____ Have the boundaries and the acreage been justified?

____ Is the proper level of significance checked?

 

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