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 Historical 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, marks them as important touchstones of our shared heritage, and expands the National Register database, a valuable research tool accessible to the public.
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 on 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
To Learn More
Visit the National Register of Historic Places section of the National Park Service website for more information. It includes a guide to nomination process, weekly updates on listed properties, and a searchable database.
The shortcut to this page is www.gsa.gov/national register.