National & State Register - Eligibility
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St. Joseph Catholic Church
Not every old building is eligible for listing in the National or State Registers. In order to be eligible for listing, a property should be at least fifty years old, maintain a certain degree of architectural integrity, and have significance at the local, state, or national level in one of the following four categories:
- Events - Properties associated with events that were important to our history
- Persons - Properties associated with the lives of persons significant in our history
- Architecture/Design - Buildings, structures, or objects with architectural or engineering importance. They may be the work of a master, or possess high artistic value. Groupings of properties may share a common heritage, such as a historic district.
- Information - Resources that have yielded, or may yield in the future, important information about our prehistory or history.
- Give a property prestige and publicity
- Provide protection for the property from federally assisted projects
- Permit the owners of income-producing properties to use investment tax credits for certified rehabilitation
- Allow owners of certain publicly owned or publicly accessible, non-income-producing properties to apply for federal rehabilitation grants
Listing DOES NOT:
- Prevent private owners from altering their property
- Restrict the use or sale of the property
- Establish certain times that the property must be open to the public