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Stories of Historic Landmarks in The U.S. National Register

The National Register of Historic Places lists those properties in the U.S. that have been identified for preservation. The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 gave the National Park Service (NPS) the authority to lead a program to protect historic and archeological properties through public and private resources. States and federal agencies nominate sites for listing in the Register. NPS reviews nominations, and guides qualified historic properties to receive benefits and incentives for preservation.
 
There are just under 100,000 sites listed in the National Register which are eligible for grants by National Park Service, including Save America’s Treasures and Preserve America.

U.S. Historic Landmarks on Geotourist

Geotourist audio tours feature many sites across the U.S. that have been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Ranging from private residences to civic, commercial and religious sites, these properties have rich histories as well as important architectural provenance. Their stories are told by subject matter experts in history and architecture, such as the American Institute of Architects. The tours help raise awareness of the sites, educate the public, and drive interest and support for their preservation.

Below is a partial listing of National Historic sites featured in Geotourist audio tours:

Carlyle House in Alexandria, Virginia

Built 1751-1753 by one of Alexandria’s founders and first landowners, John Carlyle, this is the only Georgian Palladian-style mansion in the city. It was added to the National Register in 1969.

The house is featured in historical tour of Alexandria, created by Visit Alexandria, the city’s destination marketing organisation.

Savannah Historic District in Savannah, Georgia

America’s first planned city designed by General Oglethorpe was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966.

The audio tour by American Institute of Architects Savannah Chapter highlights the contribution of its member architecture firms to the Historic District through restoration projects of historic properties along with new contemporary structures.

The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida

The Biltmore’s copper clad tower was modeled after the Giralda Tower in Seville, Spain. Its swimming pool is one of the largest hotel pools in the continental United States.

The hotel was added to the National Register in 1972.

Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas

Designed in classical revival style, the Paramount Theater was built in 1915. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

The house is featured in our audio tour of Austin’s main thoroughfare, South Congress Avenue, created by American Institute of Architects.

Stadtmuller House in San Francisco, California

This private residence, one of a few in a cluster of historic buildings on Pacific Avenue, was added to the National Register in 1976.

The house is featured in our audio tour of San Francisco’s top historic buildings, created by American Institute of Architects.

Tell Your Historic Property’s Story on Geotourist

Does your organization own or manage a site that is listed in the National Register? Contact Geotourist to tell its story on Geotourist’s mobile platform and expand your reach with its worldwide marketing and social media activities.

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