[Heritage] Anniversary includes special invitation to National Register

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Mon Jul 27 15:22:18 PDT 2015

The National Historic Preservation Act turns 50 in 2016 and to celebrate, Oregon Heritage wants to recognize more of Oregon's historic buildings with a listing in the National Register of Historic Places!

Oregon has over 2,000 individual buildings, sites, even trails, bridges and statues listed in the National Register. The National Register is the official Federal list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that are deemed worthy of preservation for their importance in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture. Properties listed in the National Register, which is maintained by the National Park Service under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, can be significant to the history of a community, the state, or the nation.

Does your building have an important birthday in 2016, too? The Oregon State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is specially inviting property owners whose buildings will be 100 years old, 150 years old or even 50 years old to consider nominating their property for listing in the National Register in 2016.

For a property owner, the advantages of listing a building in the National Register include eligibility for tax credit programs, greater eligibility for grants, and leniency in the application of the building code.

Developing a nomination can take 100 to 150 hours. The nomination involves completing a form and documenting the history and appearance of a building or site with a narrative, photographs, and other exhibits. It takes about a year to list a property once a nomination is submitted to SHPO.

Get in on the celebration! Contact Tracy Zeller (tracy.zeller at oregon.gov, (503) 986-0690) at the SHPO to find out whether your property may be eligible for listing in the National Register and for more details.

Oregon Heritage News is a service of Oregon Heritage, a division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The news editor can be contacted at heritage.info at oregon.gov<mailto:heritage.info at oregon.gov>

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