National Register of Historic Places

What Is The National Register Of Historic Places?

It is the Nation's inventory of historic places and the national repository of documentation on the variety of historic property types. The National Register lists districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects significant in American history, architecture, archaeology, engineering, and culture.

Facts About The National Register

  • Provides recognition that can contribute to preservation efforts.
  • Protects the district from harm caused by Federal or State funded or licensed projects.
  • Eligible to apply for tax credits or incentives.
  • No standards are imposed on maintenance or improvements by local authorities except for standard city building codes.
  • No permission is required for any alteration apart from standard Baltimore City Building and Construction laws.
  • Owners use or sale of property not limited.
  • No increase in property taxes.
  • No permission needed to demolish a property that is privately owned.
  • Longer multi-level review process to evaluate designation.

For more information about the National Register of Historic Places, visit the Maryland Historical Trust’s website or contact Peter Kurtze at the Maryland Historical Trust.