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

What's New

Recent Listings

Searchable Texas Nominations Database

Status of Pending Nominations

LISTED October 2020

Sterling City Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway Passenger Depot
Sterling City, Sterling County
First NR listing in Sterling County

Old Bayview Cemetery
Corpus Christi, Nueces County

LISTED September 2020

Mission Valley School and Teacherage
New Braunfels, Comal County

Pape-Borchers Homestead
New Braunfels, Comal County

Mineral Wells Central Historic District
Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County

Bogata Main Street Historic District
Bogata, Red River County

Riverside Baptist Church
Fort Worth, Tarrant County

Route 66 in Wheeler County, Texas
Shamrock vicinity, Wheeler County

Bailey-Moline-Filgo Building
Wichita Falls, Wichita County

LISTED August 2020

Ben Milam Statue
San Antonio, Bexar County

McFarland House
Austin, Travis County

Floresville Chronicle-Journal Building
Floresville, Wilson 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 16, 2021 - Location TBD
CLG* - Nov 1, 2020
Non-CLG - Dec. 1, 2020
* List of CLGs (Certified Local Governments)

May 15, 2021 - Location TBD
CLG* - March 1, 2021
Non-CLG - April 1, 2021
* List of CLGs (Certified Local Governments)

September 2021 - Location TBD
CLG* - July 1, 2021
Non-CLG - Aug. 1, 2021
* 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 the National Register Coordinator.

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