CCT: National Register of Historic Places

National Register of Historic Places

The National Register of Historic Places is the nationís official list of cultural resources including buildings, structures, districts, sites, and objects worthy of preservation because of their significance in American culture. Authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register is part of a Federal program that coordinates and supports public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect our historic and archeological resources.

The National Register is comprised of more than 93,500 listings including all historic areas in the National Park System; over 2,500 National Historic Landmarks, which have been designated by the Secretary of the Interior because of their importance to all Americans; and properties located across the country that have been nominated because they are significant to the nation, to a state, or to a community.

The following criteria are used to evaluate properties for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The quality of significance in American history, architecture, archaeology and culture is present in districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that possess integrity of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling and association, and:

   A: That are associated with historical events;
   B: That are associated with significant people;
   C: That embody distinctive characteristics of a type, 
        period or method  of construction, represent the work of a master, possess high artistic values 
        or are otherwise distinguished;
   D: That may yield information important in prehistory or history.

Since 1968, more than 52,000 Connecticut properties have been listed in the National Register. Although registration alone does not prevent an owner from altering a property, designation does assist preservation efforts in other ways, such as ensuring assessment of impacts from federally sponsored projects, providing eligibility for federal tax credits and, when available, federal grants-in-aid. The National Park Service (NPS) has digitized all nominations received from the beginning of the program until June of 2012, and is continuing to digitize recent nominations.

To search for a Connecticut property on the National Register go to the National Register Research Page: . Information on more recent nominations can be obtained directly from the SHPO.

    {Case Brothers}    

Case Brothers Historic District in Manchester - Listed in June 2009 

{Charles W Morgan}

The Charles W Morgan at Mystic Seaport - Listed in 1966

{Multiple Property}

A Multiple Property Documentation Form representing Mid-Twentieth Century Modern Residencies in Connecticut from 1930-1979 was completed in 2010


Fact Sheet/Frequently Asked Questions

Listing Process 

External Links

For more information, contact
Jenny Scofield
(860) 500-2343

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