Assignment 1: NRHP Web
Part 1. Read through the NRHP website: http://www.nps.gov/nr/ and answer the following questions. Use your OWN WORDS…do not cut and paste from the website. No more than 1+ single spaced pages for Part 1 so you must be concise.
1. Why is the National Register (NR) important?
2. What should NOT be on the NR? Why?
3. Who can nominate a property, and what does the process involve?
Part 2. This part is based on your assigned site type (to be designated in class): districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that are significant in American history, architecture, archaeology, engineering, and culture. In 1-2 pages (single spaced) briefly describe two such NR within that type. Explain why each is “significant” within the guidelines of the NRHP.
The National Park Service's NRHP site is perhaps the best resource for information about the NR, how to list and research properties, and much, much more. Useful components of the site include the NR Database, Publications, as well as the Fundamentals and Guidance sections.