National Historic Landmark

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National Historic Landmark

A designated district, site, building, structure or object of exceptional significance to the country as a whole, rather than just to a particular state or locality; each is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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1. Any building, structure, or place that has a special character, special historic interest, and/or special aesthetic interest, or value, as part of the development, heritage, or cultural characteristics of a nation, state, city, or town.
2. A monument, fixed object, or marker on the ground that designates the location of a land boundary.
3. A formal designation of such status for a building by a national or local authority. Also see National Historic Landmark and National Register of Historic Places.
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An historic landmark is being brought back to life to celebrate this year's Heritage Open Days.
Birmingham, Alabama's 16th Street Baptist Church, a hallowed place where a 1963 bomb blast killed four little girls at the height of the civil rights movement, will become a National Historic Landmark
The site for the new civic centre and square is in the eastern (Leinster/Westmeath) quarter of the town, just off the main artery that leads to the river and immediately behind St Mary's Church (grim Protestant Gothic, but a key historic landmark).
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The City of San Antonio's Department of Recreation and Parks currently manages three natural area parks--Friedrich Wilderness Park, Eisenhower Park, and Walker Ranch Historic Landmark Park; all are open to the public at no charge.
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