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Local and National Register Listings

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The National Register of Historic Places

The National Register of Historic Places, the “official list of the Nation’s historic places worthy of preservation,” is administered by the National Park Service. In order to be eligible for listing in the National Register, a property must meet the National Register Criteria for Evaluation. During this evaluation, the resource’s age and historic integrity are examined, and the property must be shown to hold an association with events, activities, or trend’s that were important to the past. The listing of a property in the National Register does not place restrictions on a private owner’s future alterations unless Federal assistance is involved in the project.

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The St. Petersburg Register of Historic Places

The St. Petersburg Register of Historic Places is a local designation program administered by City staff. Eligibility for the St. Petersburg Register, often referred to as “local landmark designation,” is established through a set of criteria that are closely modeled after the National Register Criteria for Evaluation.

Unlike listing in the National Register, a resource’s designation as a local landmark provides properties with a degree of protection from unnecessary demolition or unsympathetic alterations by private owners. Historic preservation staff conducts reviews of proposed changes to locally designated properties through the issuance of Certificates of Appropriateness.

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Potentially Eligible Properties

The identification and listing of historic properties potentially eligible for local landmark designation (“PEL”) is authorized by City Code. The PEL was approved by the Mayor and formally established in January 2006. The intent of the PEL is to protect properties identified as individually eligible from the threat of demolition. Click on the following link for more information about the PEL and processing procedures.

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