National Register of Historic Places Eligibility

The first objective of NCHRP Project 25-25, Task 33 was to identify how practitioners actually evaluate the National Register eligibility of properties, in the context of transportation projects. A nationwide survey was used to identify the current state of the practice. The second objective was to identify and/or develop best practices for evaluating National Register eligibility, using the results of this survey. Before discussing the survey, this report reviews the role of the National Register evaluation process in the context of transportation project delivery. It also reviews current national guidance on the eligibility evaluation process. As evident from the survey results, many practitioners seem to have forgotten, do not understand, or have ignored how eligibility evaluations are supposed to be performed, following national guidance developed by the National Park Service, the official home of the National Register of Historic Places.

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    • This study was requested by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and conducted as part of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Project 25-25. Project 25-25 is intended to fund quick response studies on behalf of the AASHTO Standing Committee on the Environment.
  • Corporate Authors:

    SRI Foundation

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    Rio Ranch, NM  United States  87124

    ICF International

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    Fairfax, VA  United States  22031
  • Authors:
    • Klein, Terry
    • Cushman, David
  • Publication Date: 2007-11-30


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; References;
  • Pagination: 65p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01497511
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NCHRP 25-25 Task 33
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 1 2013 2:46PM