National Historic Landmarks (NHL)

The Arch, National Historic Landmark 1987A National Historic Landmark (NHL) is a district, site, building, structure or object that possesses exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States in history, architecture, archaeology, engineering or culture; and that possesses a high degree of integrity of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling and association.  In addition, an NHL must demonstrate one or more of the following criteria:

  • is associated with events or persons important in the past;
  • is representative of the manmade expression of culture or technology; or
  • yields important information about prehistory or history.

National Historic Landmark designation is the highest honor awarded by the National Register of Historic Places, Department of the Interior.  We are fortunate to have 13 NHLs in the City.

For more information about National Historic Landmarks and the requirements for nomination, please consult the National Park Service Web Site.

National Historic Landmarks

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