National Register of Historic Places

Select Theater, MineolaThe National Register of Historic Places is a federal program administered in our state by the Texas Historical Commission in coordination with the National Park Service. Listing in the National Register provides national recognition of a property's historical or architectural significance and denotes that it is worthy of preservation. Buildings, sites, objects, structures and districts are eligible for this designation if they are at least 50 years old (with rare exceptions) and meet established criteria. Plaques are available, but not required, for this designation.

The National Register designation imposes no restrictions on property owners. Those receiving grant assistance or federal tax credits for rehabilitation projects, however, must adhere to certain standards. With a National Register designation, the property receives extra consideration before any federal projects, such as highway construction, are undertaken. To nominate a property, the owner's consent is required.

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State Board of Review Approves Nine Nominations

The State Board of Review approved nine National Regsiter nominations at its meeting on January 18 in Austin. After addressing the recommendations of the board, final drafts of these nominations will be submitted to the National Park Service.

Texarkana Jr. College and Texas High School
Texarkana, Bowie County

Methodist Church of Richmond
Richmond, Fort Bend County

Broadway Cemetery Historic District
Galveston, Galveston County

Mary S. and Gordon Griffin House
McAllen, Hidalgo County

Chandor Gardens
Weatherford, Parker County

Monte Verdi Plantation
Cushing vicinity, Rusk County

Glen Rose Downtown Historic District
Glen Rose, Somervell County

Fort Worth Recreation Building
Fort Worth, Tarrant County

First National Bank
Uvalde, Uvalde County

State Board of Review Deadlines

The State Board of Review (SBR) meets three times each year to advise the State Historic Preservation Officer regarding National Register nominations. This review is required by federal law and provides an opportunity for public comment. These dates for upcoming SBR meetings, and their corresponding deadlines for final draft nominations (previously reviewed by THC staff), will allow applicants to plan accordingly. In our effort to be fair to all applicants, THC staff cannot set aside one nomination to work on another that has arrived after the stated deadline. Please see the "National Register Process in Texas" for additional information.

May 17, 2014 – Austin
CLG – March 3, 2014
Non-CLG – April 2, 2014

September 13, 2014 - Corpus Christi
CLG – June 27, 2014
Non-CLG – July 30, 2014