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.

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

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Recent Listings and Nomination Search

Searchable Texas Nominations Database

Multiple Property Submissions (cover documents with links to related nominations)

Status of Pending Nominations

PHOTO POLICY REMINDER (9-25-2023): Please note when a nomination is submitted to the NPS, all photos (aside from historic images) must accurately reflect the current appearance of the property AND be less than two years old. Applicants should anticipate that new photos may be required near the end of the nomination process. See the NRHP Photo Guidelines.


LISTED November 2023

Austin County Courthouse
Bellville, Austin County

U.S. Courthouse and Federal Office Building
Dallas, Dallas County

Moncrief-Lenoir Manufacturing Company
Houston, Harris County

LISTED October 2023

Bracht House
Rockport, Aransas County

Big Spring Hospital
Big Spring, Howard County

Greenville Masonic Lodge No. 335 A.F. & A.M.
Greenville, Hunt County

Twin Mountain Fence Company
San Angelo vicinity, Tom Green County

Baker School
Austin, Travis County

First Wichita National Bank
Wichita Falls, Wichita County

Plaza Theater
Vernon, Wilbarger 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). 

Submit final drafts by 5pm on the corresponding deadline. Please see the "National Register Process in Texas" for additional information.

January 13, 2024 - Galveston
CLG* - October 30, 2023
Non-CLG - November 27, 2023
* List of CLGs (Certified Local Governments)

May 18, 2024 - TBD
CLG* - March 1, 2024
Non-CLG - April 1, 2024
* List of CLGs (Certified Local Governments)

September 28, 2024 - TBD
CLG* - July 1, 2024
Non-CLG - August 1, 2024
* List of CLGs (Certified Local Governments)


Monuments and Buildings of the Texas Centennial

The 1936 Texas Centennial was the first statewide effort by Texans to commemorate historical events, places, and people. In 2018, the National Park Service approved THC’s “Monuments and Buildings of the Texas Centennial” Multiple Property Form that included a historic context for the statewide commemorative program of the 1930s and an inventory of associated properties. Beginning in 2018, several Centennial commemorative properties in Texas were individually listed in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), and nominations for others are in process.




Mission 254: National Register Listings for Every Texas County

Since 1969, the Texas Historical Commission has assisted with the preparation and processing of National Register nominations. Most of these were initiated at the local level, by property owners, county historical commissions, preservation groups, and Texas Main Street and Certified Local Government programs. 26 Texas counties, however, have no properties listed in the National Register, but each one has properties that meet the criteria for listing, including: historic houses and residential neighborhoods; county courthouses and other public buildings such as schools and city halls; and downtown districts that include commercial, civic, and religious buildings.

The National Register program in Texas is still driven by local initiative, and our staff is happy to work with any and all applicants who wish to gain national recognition for the historic properties they value, as long as they meet at least one of the National Register criteria and retain a good degree of integrity. We invite residents and property owners in these 26 counties to identify and nominate your local historic treasures. For more information, contact Greg Smith, the National Register Coordinator.

Bailey  Gaines Sherman
Baylor Haskell Stonewall
Borden Jim Hogg Swisher
Castro King Terry
Cochran Lamb Titus
Crane McMullen Upton
Delta Moore Ward
Duval Reeves Yoakum
Foard Scurry