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The National Register of Historic Places is a federal program administered in our state by the Texas Historical Commission in coordination with the National Park Service. Listing in the National Register provides national recognition of a property's historical or architectural significance and denotes that it is worthy of preservation. Buildings, sites, objects, structures and districts are eligible for this designation if they are at least 50 years old (with rare exceptions) and meet established criteria. 

The National Register is the nation's inventory of properties deemed worthy of preservation. It is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate and protect our historic and archeological resources, and is part of its effort to promote preservation statewide.

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State Board of Review Meeting

Information about the next State Board of Review meeting with links to nominations under consideration.

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First Step: Request a Determination of Eligibility

How to Request a Determination of Eligibility (DOE) for listing in the National Register.

National Register Contact

Contact Us

If you have questions about the National Register of Historic Places Program, please contact the program administrator using the information listed here.

  • Phone:
    +1 512-463-6013
  • Email:
  • Address:

    P.O. Box 12276
    Austin, TX 78711
    United States