The National Register of Historic Places
is the United States
' official list of historic sites worthy of preservation which was authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966
. There are around 84,000 listings
of individual properties (sites, buildings, structures, and objects) and historic districts. The districts include, in turn, about 1,000,000 buildings, sites and structures. The Register automatically includes all 2,450 or so
U.S. National Historic Landmarks
designated by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior as well as the approximately 300 historic areas that are National Monuments declared by the U.S. president or National Historic Sites or other National Park Service
areas authorized by the U.S. congress.
The National Register of Historic Places is primarily a tool to recognize the historical significance of a building, structure, object, site, or district. Listing in the National Register does not directly restrict private property owners from the use of their property. Some states, however, might have state or local laws that become effective when a place is listed on the National Register. In contrast, a local historic district often has enabling ordinances at the municipal level that restrict certain kinds of changes to properties and thereby encourages those changes that are sensitive to the historic character of an area.
Any individual can prepare a National Register nomination although historians and historic preservation consultants are often employed for this work. The nomination contains basic information on the type of significance embodied in the building, structure, object, district, or site. The State Historic Preservation Office receives National Register nominations and supplies feedback to the individual preparing the nomination. A description of the various aspects of social history and commerce, architectural styles and ownership of the property is also part of the nomination. Template:/box-footer
The City of Rocks , also known as the Silent City of Rocks, is a U.S. National Reserve and Idaho state park lying two miles (3 km) north of the south central border with Utah.
The rock spires in the City of Rocks and adjacent Castle Rocks State Park are largely composed of granitic rock of the Oligocene Almo pluton and Archean Green Creek Complex.
The California Trail passed through what is now the City of Rocks. Wagons trains of the 1840s and 1850s left the Raft River valley and traveled through the area and over Granite Pass into Nevada. The names or initials of emigrants written in axle grease are still visible on Register Rock. Ruts from wagon wheels also can be seen in some of the rocks. Learn more...
Frederick Law Olmsted
(April 26, 1822 – August 28, 1903) was an American
journalist, landscape designer and father of American landscape architecture
, famous for designing many well-known urban parks, including Central Park
and Prospect Park
in New York City
Other projects include the country's oldest coordinated system of public parks and parkways in Buffalo, New York
; the country's oldest state park, the Niagara Reservation
in Niagara Falls, New York
; Mount Royal Park
in Canada; the Emerald Necklace
in Boston, Massachusetts
; the Belle Isle
Park, in Detroit
; the Presque Isle Park
in Marquette, Michigan
; the Marquette Park in Chicago
; the Grand Necklace of Parks in Milwaukee
; the Cherokee Park
and entire parks and parkway system in Louisville, Kentucky
; Jackson Park
, Washington Park
, and the Midway Plaisance
for the World's Columbian Exposition
; the landscape surrounding the United States Capitol
building; George Washington Vanderbilt II
's Biltmore Estate
; and Montebello Park in St. Catharines
, Ontario, Canada
. Learn more...
- ↑ "F. L Olmstead is Dead; End Comes to Great Landscape Architect at Waverly, Mass. Designer of Central and Prospect Parks and Other Famous Garden Spots of American Cities." New York Times. August 29, 1903.