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National Register of Historic Places / Register of Historic Kansas Places

The National Register of Historic Places is the country’s official list of historically significant properties, which must meet one or more of the four criteria for evaluation. Properties eligible for the register generally retain their historic appearance, are at least 50 years old, and have the potential to be documented as historically or architecturally significant at either the local, state, or national level. Many types of properties are listed in the register, including barns, banks, courthouses, libraries, houses, parks, ranches, battlefields, hospitals, roads, bridges, rail depots, and archeological sites. The National Register is administered by the National Park Service.

Research guide and instruction booklet are tools to use when a property appears eligible for either register. The sponsor is provided a nomination form to complete, along with supplemental materials that include an example nomination.

  • Eligibility for State and Federal Financial Incentives
  • Consideration in planning for state and federally funded or assisted projects
  • Making history more accessible