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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The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House was among ten national historic landmarks in the country to receive a National Historic Landmark designation in November 2016.
Jarvis today announced the designation of 10 new national historic landmarks, including properties that honor LGBT and civil rights history.
Railroads: Magic, Mystery & Mystique offers a tour of national historic landmarks that commemorate the role of railroads, before the advent of the modern highway system eased travel to America's national parks.
The author is an historian with the Historic American Buildings Survey and the National Historic Landmarks Program of the National Park Service of the United States.
And we've never done an actual crash site,' said Alexandra Lord, branch chief of the National Historic Landmarks Program in Washington.
The non-profit organization Hillside Restoration Project formed in 2001 with a goal of restoring the John Bartholomew Gough Estate, one of seven national historic landmarks in Central Massachusetts.
The buildings are also National Historic Landmarks, the nation's highest-ranking historic buildings (less than 2,500 historic places in the United States bear this national distinction).
Nationally significant resources with a high degree of integrity may be listed as National Historic Landmarks.
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.
Yosemite National Park is home to two of America's most distinguished hotels, both National Historic Landmarks and members of the National Trust Historic Hotels of America.

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