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Landmark designation is an excellent way to recognize the special architecture and history of a building and it can make historic properties eligible for tax benefits. The prestige associated with being listed on the National Register of Historic Places or being noted as an exceptional local landmark can increase the value of historic properties. Many homeowners, real estate developers, municipalities, or not-for-profit organizations come to us to get their historic properties designated as landmarks.

Which properties are eligible?
  • Single family residences
  • Multi-family residential buildings, condominium, cooperative
    and rental
  • Farms and rural structures
  • Religious, educational and institutional structures or complexes
  • Commercial and industrial buildings of all types
  • Recreational facilities
  • Designed landscapes both public and private.
  • Neighborhoods with a concentration of historic structures
What are the criteria for determining eligibility for landmark designation?
  • Historic significance related to persons or events that shaped local, state, or national history.
  • Architectural significance as expressed in the work of a master designer or in a structure that has the distinctive characteristics of an architectural style, period, and method of construction.
  • Original character of the structure still in place to fully represent that significance.

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