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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The National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks databases include photographs and written reports of listed properties.
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The horn is frequently mentioned and pictured in histories of science and astronomy, it's a registered National Historic Landmark, and I figured it was time I had a look at it.
The vote by the California State Historical Resources Commission is part of an effort by several states to have Tranquillity Base become a national historic landmark and then a world heritage site.
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In 1973, the Soldier's Home was designated a National Historic Landmark, and in 1974 waslisted on the National Register of Historic Places.

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