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Historic Properties in Maine
National Register of Historic Places program
Over 1470 properties in Maine have been listed in the National Register of Historic Places since 1966. These listings represent thousands of buildings, structures, objects, sites and historic districts from pre-history to the mid-twentieth century. Search the National Register Information System (NRIS) to locate properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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Multiple Property Nominations
In addition to individually listed resources and historic districts some properties have been recognized by the National Register as groupings of related resources. These include Thematic Resources (compiled prior to the mid-1980s), which nominated groups of similar property types; Multiple Resource Areas (documented prior to the mid-1980s), which recognized non-contiguous districts; and Multiple Property Documentation Forms. The National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Documentation Form nominates groups of related significant properties. On it, the themes, trends, and patterns of history shared by the properties are organized into historic contexts and the property types that represent those historic contexts are defined.
The Multiple Property Documentation Form is a cover document and not a nomination in its own right, but serves as a basis for evaluating the National Register eligibility of related properties. The following multiple property nominations can be viewed by searching the NRIS database.
National Historic Landmark Program
National Historic Landmarks are 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. At present, forty-one properties in Maine bear this national distinction. The National Park Service nominates new landmarks, with the consent by private owners, and provides technical assistance to existing landmarks. National Historic Landmarks also are eligible for competitive grants and tax incentives. Get more information on the National Park Service web site.
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