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.


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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And we've never done an actual crash site,' said Alexandra Lord, branch chief of the National Historic Landmarks Program in Washington.
The National Historic Landmarks Program, established in 1935, is administered by the National Park Service on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior.
Nationally significant resources with a high degree of integrity may be listed as National Historic Landmarks.
This 50th anniversary of the National Historic Landmarks program reminds us that evidence of those who have come to New England over four centuries can be found all around us.
With five million visitors annually, Grand Canyon is the most visited National Park west of the Mississippi River, and it has more buildings on the listing of National Historic Landmarks than any other National Park.
Four of the original buildings still stand and are listed as National Historic Landmarks.
The cable cars were declared National Historic Landmarks in 1964, two years after Tony Bennett immortalized them in his signature ``I Left My Heart in San Francisco.
The Foundation owns two world-famous National Historic Landmarks - Taliesin in Spring Green, Wis.
Joining the elite ranks of such American icons as the Alamo, the Empire State Building, and the White House, Buffalo Trace Distillery is now one of only 2,577 National Historic Landmarks in the United States, which represent 0.
The West Baden Springs Hotel, once referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World, is one of 37 National Historic Landmarks in Indiana, the highest designation bestowed by the National Park Service.
The National Park Service, which administers the NHL program, defines National Historic Landmarks as "nationally significant historic places designated by the Secretary of the Interior because they possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States.
Its 11 historic properties -- seven of them National Historic Landmarks -- span more than 250 years of American architectural and social development.

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