The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, it is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and project our historic and archaeological resources. The National Register is administered by the National Park Service under the Secretary of the Interior.
The following information was taken from the National Register of Historic Places website:
The National Register Does:
1. Identify historically significant buildings, structures, sites, objects, and districts, according to the National Register Criteria fore Evaluation.
2. Encourage the preservation of historic properties by documenting the significance of historic properties and by lending support to local preservation activities.
3. Enable federal, state, and local agencies to consider historic properties in the early stages of planning projects.
4. Provide for review of federally funded, licensed, or sponsored projects which may affect historic properties.
5. Make owners of historic properties eligible to apply for federal grants-in-aid for preservation activities. Presently, in Iowa, these funds are limited to survey, nomination and planning projects with limited funding available for the development of architectural plans and specifications for buildings listed on the National Register. The State Historical Society of Iowa, however, administers the Historic Resource Development Program [HRPD] which makes available matching grants for the rehabilitation of properties listed on the National Register.
6. Encourage the rehabilitation of income-producing historic properties which meet preservation standards through tax incentives.
The National Register Does Not:
1. Restrict the rights of property owners in the use, development, or sale of private historic property.
2. Lead automatically to historic district zoning.
3. Force federal, state, local or private projects to be stopped.
4. Provide for review of state, local or privately funded projects which may affect historic properties.
5. Guarantee that grant funds will be available for all significant historic properties.
Historic Pella Trust, Inc.
Tuttle Log House address: 608 Lincoln Street
Mailing address: PO Box 1, Pella, Iowa 50219