How to successfully nominate a house to the National Register of Historic Places
By Luke Sprague | December 30, 2018
On December 3, 2018, the National Park Service listed the Harry and Fern Campbell House, 101 E 4th Street, Troy, Idaho, on the National Historic Register of Historic Places#: SG100003175. The listing is the result of a multiyear effort by the author along with the members of the Latah Preservation Commission.
When working with a team, six elements must come together in order for a National Register nomination to succeed:
- 1Active and willing support of the property owner
- 2Local people other than the owner who are willing to do research
- 3A reliable contractor for writing the nomination
- 4Financial and in-kind support by the local government
- 5Informed local government employees who are aware of the process
- 6Someone who brings all these elements together into a cohesive nomination
Here is the December 12, 2018, Moscow-Pullman Daily News article:
The building, completed in 1927, is locally significant for architecture that represents a vernacular variation that is both an excellent and unique example of the Tudor Revival style. While it clearly expresses the key character-defining Tudor Revival features – steep roof pitch with cross gable, moderate eave extension with decorative bargeboard, faux half-timbering, and a prominent brick chimney – it also incorporates hallmark elements of the contemporary Craftsman style, such as knee brackets under the eaves, exposed rafter tails, and three-over-one double-hung wood windows with vertical muntins.
For more detail on this nomination click here: Harry and Fern Campbell House nomination form