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  • New National Historic Landmark designations for 13 sites

    By:Edward Keegan

    Frank Lloyd Wright’s campus at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Fla.—the largest single collection of Wright buildings in the world—is just one of a baker’s dozen of new National Historic Landmarks designated earlier this week by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar.
      Other architecturally significant structures that made the distinguished list include the Romanesque Revival-styleGardner Earl Memorial Chapel and Crematorium in Troy, N.Y., and the Braddock Carnegie Library in Braddock, Penn., which is the oldest intact library funded by Andrew Carnegie.   Two colonial-era projects in Virginia also made the cut. St. Peter’s Parish Church in New Kent County, Va., exemplifiesearly 18th-century brick architecture in the Chesapeake Region. Eyre Hall in Northampton County, Va.—“a rare vernacular architectural ensemble and rural landscape of the Colonial and early Federal periods,” according to the Interior Department’s press release—was landmarked for its historical significance as a “significant physical remnant of Chesapeake society” whose economic and social reliance was based on slavery.   The National Historic Landmark program was established in 1935 and is administered by the National Park Service. “These new listings will join approximately 2,500 other sites in the National Historic Landmark Program,” National Park Service director Jonathan B. Jarvis says. “These places not only showcase our rich and complex history—from prehistoric time right up to the modern era—but they help drive tourism and boost local economies.”   The 13 new National Historic Landmarks Montauk Point Lighthouse (Long Island, N.Y.) Town Hall (New York, N.Y.) Destroyer escort USS Slater (Albany, N.Y.) Gardner Earl Memorial Chapel and Crematorium (Troy, N.Y.) Braddock Carnegie Library (Braddock, Pa.) Fort Apache and Theodore Roosevelt School (Fort Apache, Ariz.) Deer Medicine Rocks (Rosebud County, Mont.) Akima Pinšiwa Awiiki (Fort Wayne, Ind.) St. Peter’s Parish Church (New Kent County, Va.) Eyre Hall (Northampton County, Va.) Meadow Brook Hall (Rochester, Mich.) The campus of Florida Southern College (Lakeland, Fla.) The Carrizo Plain Archeological District (San Luis Obispo County, Calif.)

  • AMERICA’S GREAT OUTDOORS: Secretary Salazar Announces $47 million in Historic Preservation Grants to States


    Contact: Adam Fetcher, (DOI) 202-208-6416 David Barna, (NPS) 202-208-6843 Hampton Tucker, (NPS) 202- 354-2067
      WASHINGTON -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced $46.9 million in historic preservation grants to the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Territories, and three affiliated Pacific island states. The grants will enable the states to preserve and protect our nation’s historic sites without expending tax dollars. “National Preservation Grants invest revenue from oil and gas development into telling the story of America by enabling the people of each state and territory the opportunity to preserve the places that are unique to their heritage,” Secretary Salazar said. “These grants leverage private investments in historic preservation activities and help spur tourism, create jobs, and build pride in communities across the nation.” The Historic Preservation Fund is supported by revenue from federal oil leases on the Outer Continental Shelf. The National Park Service administers the fund and uses the majority of appropriated funds to distribute matching grants to State and Tribal Historic Preservation Officers. “Throughout the country, historic preservation fund grants and other federal historic preservation programs help sustain and revitalize communities,” Director of the National Park Service Jonathan B. Jarvis said. “Historic preservation promotes heritage tourism and can transform under-utilized and often-vacant historic buildings into revenue-generators for local economies. The National Park Service is honored to be invited into so many communities and is proud to assist in saving and sharing history.” States officials use the grants to fund preservation projects, such as survey and inventory, National Register nominations, preservation education, architectural planning, historic structure reports, community preservation plans, and bricks-and-mortar repair to buildings. Grants and programs funded by the HPF encourage private and nonfederal investment in historic preservation efforts nationwide. Recent achievements of the HPF can be found in its annual report at For more information on the Historic Preservation Fund, please visit: Amounts made available to each jurisdiction are listed below.


    ALABAMA $822,991   MONTANA $785,522
    ALASKA $1,012,985   NEBRASKA $785,932
    AMERICAN SAMOA $396,261   NEVADA $746,194
    ARIZONA  $857,460   NEW HAMPSHIRE $620,598
    ARKANSAS $753,650   NEW JERSEY $924,707
    CALIFORNIA $1,494,229   NEW MEXICO $788,226
    COLORADO $885,222   NEW YORK $1,361,060
    CONNECTICUT $735,325   NORTH CAROLINA $926,187
    DELAWARE $528,258   NORTH DAKOTA $681,157
    DIST. OF COLUMBIA $525,361   CNMI $410,831
    FLORIDA $1,031,826   OHIO $1,105,786
    FSM $412,161   OKLAHOMA $830,447
    GEORGIA $911,695   OREGON $865,309
    GUAM $409,123   PALAU $238,866
    HAWAII $574,945   PENNSYLVANIA $1,180,736
    IDAHO $732,243   PUERTO RICO $645,071
    ILLINOIS $1,143,960   RHODE ISLAND $578,929
    INDIANA $916,252   SOUTH CAROLINA $760,507
    IOWA $847,320   SOUTH DAKOTA $704,651
    KANSAS $840,849   TENNESSEE $850,118
    KENTUCKY $814,083   TEXAS $1,334,882
    LOUISIANA $828,743   UTAH $772,697
    MAINE $709,070   VERMONT $574,034
    MARSHALLS $238,866   VIRGINIA $895,405
    MARYLAND $797,793   VIRGIN ISLANDS $415,115
    MASSACHUSETTS $917,262   WASHINGTON $923,154
    MICHIGAN $1,113,476   WEST VIRGINIA $706,619
    MINNESOTA $942,010   WISCONSIN $950,369
    MISSISSIPPI $744,073   WYOMING $688,885
    MISSOURI $935,314       
          TOTAL $46,924,800