National Register of Historic Places
The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of our country's historic buildings, districts, sites, structures, and objects worthy of preservation. It was established as part of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and is overseen by the National Park Service. The National Register recognizes more than 90,000 properties for their significance in American history, architecture, art, archeology, engineering, and culture.
GSA takes great pride in its historic buildings, comprising approximately one-third of the agency’s owned real estate inventory. Since 2010, more than 100 GSA-owned buildings have been added to the National Register. The process is ongoing, with nominations prepared and submitted to the National Register as worthy properties are identified. Listing historic properties in the National Register encourages their preservation and marks them as important touchstones of our shared heritage.
GSA’s national historic preservation program, comprised of the Center for Historic Buildings and regional historic preservation offices, plays an active role in nominating, preserving, protecting, and enhancing the viability of GSA’s historic buildings.
GSA Historic Properties in the National Register of Historic Places
Here is a small sampling of GSA-owned historic buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Places:
- Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, New York, NY
- U.S. Tax Court Building, Washington DC
- William Kenzo Nakamura U.S. Courthouse, Seattle, WA
- U.S. Courthouse, Natchez, MS
If you would like to learn more about the National Register, please visit the National Park Service's website.