Register of Historic Places (NRHP):
Register of Historic Places is the Nation's official list
of cultural resources worthy of preservation. The National
Register is part of a national program to coordinate and support
public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect
our historic and archeological resources. The National Register
is administered by the National Park Service, which is part
of the U.S. Department of the Interior. This website is a
database of NRHP listings, sortable by state, historic district
and vacancy. Ask Argus or the SHPO office about how to apply
for National Register listing. NR listing is required for
access to most historic preservation grants, as well as preservation
tax credits, contrary to rumor NR listing does not dictate
what an owner can do with his historic building.
York State Historic Preservation Office website:
|New York's State
Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) helps communities &
organizations identify, evaluate, preserve, and revitalize
their historic, archeological, and cultural resources. The
SHPO website provides information about state and federal
preservation programs, including the statewide survey, the
State and National Registers, federal tax credits, environmental
review, the federal Certified Local Government program, the
state historic preservation plan, The Preservationist newsletter,
and special features on preservation issues, programs, and
|A variety of
information is available through the State Preservation Historic
Information Network Exchange (SPHINX), an electronic, program-wide
database for SHPO records. This newly revamped system tracks
survey data on more than 250,000 properties in the state.
Users can seek out information regarding historic resources
within specific municipalities.
Architectural Heritage (AARCH):
|AARCH is the
nonprofit historic preservation organization for the Adirondack
region, whose mission is to preserve the architecture and
communities of the Adirondacks through education, action and
advocacy. Their website includes information on public tours,
endangered properties, historic sites, and technical assistance
AARCH can provide.
Imaging for the National Register:
|The State and
National Registers of Historic Places Document Imaging program
provides access to scanned images of New York's National Register
nomination documents and other related materials. Users of
the system can take advantage of a powerful search program
that can sort files based on a variety of information including
Location, National Register Criteria, Architectural Styles,
Building Materials and Areas of Significance.
Collections of the Historic American Building Survey/Historic
American Engineering Record:
collection of architectural and engineering documentation
is found at the Library of Congress and accessible online.
It consists of measured and interpretive drawings, photographs,
and written historical and descriptive data, for buildings
& structures documented by HABS & HAER. The database
is searchable by keyword.