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National Register Properties

The National Register is the official list of buildings, structures, objects, and sites recognized by the National Park Service on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior for their importance to local, state, or national history. Properties must retain their historic integrity, and may be recognized for their connections to American history, architecture, archaeology, engineering, or culture.  Authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect our historic and archaeological resources.

What are the Criteria for Listing?
The National Register's standards for evaluating the significance of properties were developed to recognize the accomplishments of all peoples who have made a significant contribution to our country's history and heritage. The criteria are designed to guide State and local governments, Federal agencies, and others in evaluating potential entries in the National Register.

Criteria for Evaluation
The quality of significance in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture is present in districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that possess integrity of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling, and association, and:
A. That are associated with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of our history; or
B. That are associated with the lives of persons significant in our past; or
C. That embody the distinctive characteristics of a type, period, or method of construction, or that represent the work of a master, or that possess high artistic values, or that represent a significant and distinguishable entity whose components may lack individual distinction; or
D. That have yielded or may be likely to yield, information important in prehistory or history.

Criteria Considerations
Ordinarily cemeteries, birthplaces, graves of historical figures, properties owned by religious institutions or used for religious purposes, structures that have been moved from their original locations, reconstructed historic buildings, properties primarily commemorative in nature, and properties that have achieved significance within the past 50 years shall not be considered eligible for the National Register. However, such properties will qualify if they are integral parts of districts that do meet the criteria or if they fall within the following categories:

a. A religious property deriving primary significance from architectural or artistic distinction or historical importance; or
b. A building or structure removed from its original location but which is primarily significant for architectural value, or which is the surviving structure most importantly associated with a historic person or event; or
c. A birthplace or grave of a historical figure of outstanding importance if there is no appropriate site or building directly associated with his or her productive life; or
d. A cemetery which derives its primary importance from graves of persons of transcendent importance, from age, from distinctive design features, or from association with historic events; or
e. A reconstructed building when accurately executed in a suitable environment and presented in a dignified manner as part of a restoration master plan, and when no other building or structure with the same association has survived; or
f. A property primarily commemorative in intent if design, age, tradition, or symbolic value has invested it with its own exceptional significance; or
g. A property achieving significance within the past 50 years if it is of exceptional importance.


National Register Properties:

Allemong House (2003)
Allstadt House & Ordinary (1985)
Altona (1995)
Aspen Hill (1980)
Barleywood (2007)
Beall-Air (1973)
Bellevue (1983)
Belvedere (1984)
Beverly (1987)
Blakeley (1982)
Boidestone’s Place (1999)
Bolivar Heights-Schoolhouse Ridge (2001)
The Bower (1982)
Peter Burr House (1982)
Cedar Lawn (1974)
Claymount Court (1973)
Cold Spring (1973)
Cool Spring (2006)
Duffields Depot (2007)
Elmwood (1973)
Elmwood-on-the-Opequon (2006)
Falling Spring (1989)
Fruit Hill (1988)
Gap View (1997)
Glenburnie (1988)
Grubb Farm (1991)
Halltown Free School (2004)
Halltown Memorial Chapel (1984)
Harewood (1973)
Hazelfield (1976)
The Hermitage (1993)
Hopewell (1994)
Little Elmington (1985)
Jefferson County Alms House (1995)
Linden Spring (1982)
Media Farm (1994)
Middleway Historic District (1980)
*Of the sixty buildings within the historic district forty-nine are considered contributing structures.
Miller’s Tavern (2006)
Morgan’s Grove Historic District (1999)
*Includes two National Register properties, one Jefferson County Historic Landmark and twenty-four contributing structures.
Piedmont (1973)
Potomac Mills (2014)
Prato Rio (1973)
Rellim (1988)
Richwood Hall (1973)
Rion Hall (1982)
Ripon Lodge (1983/1998)
Rockland (1990)
Rock Spring (2008)
Rosebrake (1983)
Rose Hill (1990)
Scrabble Historic District (2006)
*Includes twenty-four contributing structures
Shannondale Springs (1998)
St. George’s Chapel (2001)
Strider Farm (1988)
Sunnyside Farm (1999)
Tackley Farm (1994)
Traveler’s Rest - National Historic Landmark (1973)
Vinton (1984)
White House (1979)
Windward (1988)
Woodbury (1974)
Woodlawn (2000)
York Hill (2006)

National Register Properties inside corporate limits:

Charles Town, WV
Charles Town Historic District  (2000)
*Includes over 175 contributing structures
Charles Town Mining Building (2001)
Downtown Charles Town Historic District  (1997)
*Includes over 196 contributing structures
Gibson Todd House (1983)
Happy Retreat (1973)
Jefferson County Courthouse (1973)
New Opera House (1978)

Harpers Ferry, WV
B&O Railroad Potomac River Crossing (1978)
Bollman Bridge, Wernwag or Latrobe Bridge (2002)
Grand View School (2001)
Harper’s Ferry Historic District  (1979)
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park (1966)
Hydroelectric Power Plant (2001)
Lee-Longsworth House (1985)
Niswarner Tract (2001)
Nash Farm (2001)
Shipley School (2001)
St Peter’s Roman Catholic Church (1973)
Storer College (2001)
Tattersall Property (2001)

Shepherdstown, WV
Entler Hotel (1973)
Shepherd’s Mill (1971)
Shepherdstown Historic District (1973)
*Includes 15 contributing structures
Shepherdstown Boundary Increase (1987)
*Includes over 325 contributing structures


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