Proposed London Tract Historic District
The London Tract Meeting House (circa 1729)
At the suggestion of one of the local property owners, the
Wild & Scenic Management Committee is starting to explore the
possibility of getting the valley around the Headquarters of the
Preserve in Pennsylvnia listed as a National Register Historic
District. The district has already been determined to be eligible
for the National Register by the Pennsylvania Historical and
Museum Commission as a result of a PennDOT project to replace a
bridge within the district. The Management Committee has obtained
the services of Wise Preservation Planning to guide us through
the process. An initial meeting of property owners and interested
parties was beld on June 28, 2004 (Click
here to see a summary of that meeting).
Key Points about the National Register Process for Property
- Listing in the National
Register honors the property by recognizing its
importance to its community, State, or the Nation.
- Many property owners propose
National Register nominations.
- Under Federal law, private
property owners can do anything they wish with their
National Register-listed property, provided that no
Federal license, permit, or funding is involved.
- Owners have no obligation to
open their properties to the public, to restore them, or
even to maintain them, if they choose not to do so.
- To ensure public
participation in the nomination process, property owners
and local officials are notified of proposed nominations
to the National Register and provided the opportunity to
comment. In addition, once a nomination is submitted to
the National Park Service another public comment period
is published in the Federal Register.
- Private property owners may
object to the proposed nomination of their property to
the National Register. If a majority of private property
owners objects to a nomination, then the property cannot
be listed in the National Register.
- Federal agencies whose
projects affect a listed property must give the Advisory
Council on Historic Preservation an opportunity to
comment on the project and its effects on the property.
- Owners of listed properties
may be able to obtain Federal historic preservation
funding, when funds are available. In addition, Federal
investment tax credits for rehabilitation and other
provisions may apply.
The Evans House
Additional Infomation at the NPS Website
My Property is Important to America's
Heritage What Does That Mean? Answers to Questions for Owners of
Information: National Register of Historic Places
The Sexton's House (circa 1830)