How to Apply the National Register Criteria for Evaluation
The National Register Criteria for Evaluation define the scope of the National Register of Historic Places; they identify the range of resources and kinds of significance that will qualify properties for listing in the National Register. The Criteria are written broadly to recognize the wide variety of historic properties associated with our prehistory and history.
National Park Service. 1997. How to Apply the National Register Criteria for Evaluation. National Register Bulletin. Washington D.C.: National Park Service. Originally published 1990. Revised 1991, 1995, 1997.