State and National Registers

Authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register of Historic Places is part of a program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate and protect our historic, cultural and archaeological resources. Administered by the National Park Service, Department of Interior, national register properties include all National Historic Landmarks, as well as other districts, sites, buildings, structures, objects significant in Nevada and American History, architecture, archaeology, engineering and culture at the local state and national level.

Nominations to the national register are first submitted to the Nevada State Historic Preservation Office in Carson City for review by the State Historic Preservation Office and the History and Museum Board of Directors. With their approval it is forwarded to the Keeper of the National Register in Washington D.C. Properties that are eligible for listing in the national register include those meeting some or all of the following criteria:

A. That are associated with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of our history; or

B. That are associated with the lives of persons significant in our past; or

C. That embody the distinctive characteristics of a type, period, or method of construction or that represent the work of a master, or that possess high artistic values, or that represent a significant and distinguishable entity whose components may lack individual distinction; or

D. That have yielded or may be likely to yield, information important in prehistory or history.