National Register of Historic Places

The National Register of Historic Places is a federal program administered in our state by the Texas Historical Commission in coordination with the National Park Service. Listing in the National Register provides national recognition of a property's historical or architectural significance and denotes that it is worthy of preservation. Buildings, sites, objects, structures and districts are eligible for this designation if they are at least 50 years old (with rare exceptions) and meet established criteria. Plaques are available, but not required, for this designation.

The National Register designation imposes no restrictions on property owners. Those receiving grant assistance or federal tax credits for rehabilitation projects, however, must adhere to certain standards. Private property may be listed unless a majority of owners object prior to listing.

More About National Register of Historic Places

What's New

Recent Listings

December 2017

St. Louis and San Francisco Railway Depot
Comanche, Comanche County

October 2017

First National Bank Tower (Elm Place)
Dallas, Dallas County

Stagecoach Inn (Boundary Increase)
Salado, Bell County

Voelcker-Sueltenfuss House
Boerne, Kendall County

July 2017

Plano Commercial Historic District
Plano, Collin County

Alston House
(Garland Downtown Historic District)
Garland, Dallas County

Duncan House
Houston, Harris County

Montague County Courthouse
Montague, Montague County

Oxsheer House
Fort Worth, Tarrant County

Tucker Apartment House
Austin, Travis County

Heights Theater
Houston, Harris County

State Board of Review Deadlines and Agenda

The State Board of Review (SBR) meets three times each year to advise the State Historic Preservation Officer regarding National Register nominations. This review is required by federal law and provides an opportunity for public comment.

Upcoming SBR Meeting and Recent Activity

The following are dates for upcoming SBR meetings, and their corresponding deadlines for final draft nominations (previously reviewed by THC staff). THC staff processes nomination drafts in the order received, and cannot place nominations on the SBR agenda after the stated deadline. Please see the "National Register Process in Texas" for additional information.

May 19, 2018 - Houston
CLG* - March 1, 2018
Non-CLG - April 2, 2018
* List of CLGs (Certified Local Governments)

October 20, 2018 - Marathon
CLG* - July 30, 2018
Non-CLG - August 27, 2018
* List of CLGs (Certified Local Governments)

January 2019 - Location TBD
CLG* - November 1, 2018
Non-CLG - November 30, 2018
* List of CLGs (Certified Local Governments)