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  • Oregon National Register and Survey Program
    Charles Applegate House, Drain
    Oregon's National Register and Survey Program is part of the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), located within the Heritage Programs division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The program assists property owners, governments, and interested citizens in identifying and listing Oregon's most historically important resources in the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register is the nation's official list of buildings, structures, districts, sites and objects significant in American history, architecture, archaeology, and culture, and is maintained by the National Park Service in Washington D.C.

    Click on the link below to search for Oregon properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places and for information about other resources within the state.

New National Register Guidance
New guidance for writing National Register  nominations is now available. The document incorporates our previous help guides, and includes a formatted example nomination, tips for writing better documents, and an overview of the process. A paper USGS map and second set of photos are no longer required, and color prints are now acceptable. 
Accompanying the new guidance, is a revised National Register form that eliminates the repetitive "Developmental History" narrative in Section 8 and includes many functional improvements that make the form easier to use.
Comments are welcome on both documents through October 2014. A revised an illustrated version of the guidelines will be published in early 2015. 
Download National Register Courses 
Download National Register Courses!The SHPO is offering a series of courses about the National Register of Historic Places for download. The courses are presented in a PowerPoint presentation format with speaker notes and available to all interested historic preservation professionals, students, local landmark commissions, and community members.