National Historic Register sites
About the National Register
The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America’s historic and archeological resources.
For a property to be eligible for the National Register, it must meet at least one of the four National Register’s main criteria, listed below.
- Criterion A, “Event”: Property is associated with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of our history.
- Criterion B, “Person”: property is associated with the lives of persons significant in our past.
- Criterion C, “Design/Construction”, Property embodies the distinctive characteristics of a type, period or method of construction or that represent the work of a master or possesses high artistic values.
- Criterion D, “Information potential”: Property has yielded, or may be likely to yield information important in history or prehistory.
In order to be accepted as a National Register property, a property must retain integrity in the following areas:
- Location- The property should be in its original location.
- Design – The property should reflect its historic functions and technologies
- Setting – Should reflect the basic physical conditions under which the structure was built and the functions it was designed to serve.
- Materials – A property must retain the key exterior materials dating from the period of its historical significance.
- Workmanship – The property should retain the physical evidence of the crafts of a particular culture or people during a given period in history or prehistory.
- Feeling – This expression of the aesthetic or historic sense of a particular time period results from the presence of physical features convey the property’s historic character.
- Association –This is the direct link between an important historic event or person and a property.
There are several levels of significance in the National Register. All of Ferry County’s properties are registered at the “local” level of significance.
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15-2 N. Kean Street
P.O. Box 287
Republic, WA 99166
We are located across from the city park, next to the Stonerose Interpretive Center.
Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.