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National Register of Historic Places


National Register of Historic Places

The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the official list of the Nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. The list includes districts, sites, buildings, structures and objects significant in American history, architecture, archaeology, engineering and culture. The Register is administered by the National Park Service. Nominations for listing historic properties come from State Historic Preservation Officers (SHPOs) or from Certified Local Governments (CLGs), which are communities that have a certified local historic preservation program, like the City of Orlando. Properties listed in the NRHP possess historic significance and integrity evident through historic qualities including location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling and association. Generally, properties must be fifty years of age or more to be considered historic places. Each site listed must meet one of the four areas of the National Register Criteria:

  • Association with historic events or activities
  • Association with important persons
  • Distinctive design or physical characteristics
  • Potential to provide important information about prehistory or history

The NRHP in Orlando

The City of Orlando has six historic districts and 13 historic sites listed on the NRHP. Many of these sites are also recognized as Local Historic Landmarks.  Though the NRHP is a great honor bestowed on a historic property, there are no ordinances to protect the site from severe alterations or even demolition. Therefore, many sites are also recognized at the local level with an ordinance granted from City Council.

NRHP Maps:

Orlando’s NRHP include:

  • Old Orlando Railroad Depot
  • Tinker Field
  • Jack Kerouac House
  • Harry P. Leu House/Mizell Cemetery
  • J. Bridges House
  • Peleg Peckham/Dr. Phillips House
  • Rogers Kiene Building
  • Former OUC Administration Building
  • Tinker Building
  • Howard Atha House
  • First Church of Christ Scientist
  • Well’s Built Hotel
  • Rosemere Historic District
  • Parramore Historic District
  • Lake Adair/Lake Concord Historic District
  • Lake Eola Heights Historic District
  • Lake Ivanhoe Historic District
  • Griffin Park Historic District

For more information about Orlando’s NRHP properties or the nomination process, please contact Historic Preservation Officer, Richard Forbes at Richard.Forbes@cityoforlando.net.