Austin National Register of Historic Places

Austin National Register of Historic Places

National Register of Historic Places

Enacted in 1966, The National Register of Historic Places is a federal program designed to identify preservation worthy places. This can be a number of places, such as residential homes, commercial properties, government buildings, structures or objects, identified districts, or archeological sites.

In conjunction with the National Park Service, Austin National Register of Historic Places  recognizes areas and objects of historical significance.  This offers a layer of protection to preserve the heritage of an area.

Texas Historical Commission

NRHP in Austin TX are designated based on their character, preservation, and their significance to local, state, regional, and national history. Some NRHP listing sites are also eligible for listing as state or federal historic landmarks or as State Antiquities Landmarks (SALs) through the Texas Historical Commission (THC).  This established agency identifies, protects, and preserves historic landmarks for current and future generations.

What Qualifies as a National Historic Landmark?

To meet the designation of Austin National Register of Historic Places , a building or other structure must meet certain criteria to become eligible. In broadest terms, the landmark is, at minimum, 50 years old, architecturally significant, and connected to a point of history in a significant and meaningful way . Eligible structures are awarded the Recorded Texas History Landmark (RTHL) distinction .

How to Register a Historic Building

If believed eligible for the Recorded Texas Historic Landmark marker, property owners may submit an application for review. Provide written and photographic evidence when submitting for review.  An example of how you can provide written and visual documentation for review can be found on the Texas Historical Commission website.

Preservation and Restoration

When restoring a structure identified through Austin National Register of Historic Places, one must adhere to specialized building codes and permits. Negligence may cause irreparable damage.


To follow standards outlined under the National Register of Historic Places in Austin TX, work with a firm focused on remediation and Austin NRHP compliance.

ESE Partners

Composed of environmental engineers and scientists, ESE Partners is well equipped and can deliver forward thinking environmental solutions aimed at improving quality of life while preserving community history.

As expert industrial hygiene professionals, we can locate, identify, and abate hazardous materials from structures identified under the National Register of Historic Places in Austin TX.

For additional information about NRHP in Austin TX and how we can help you, contact our office location or submit a proposal request.


With the word Austin, this doesn’t make sense. The NRHP is part of an act of congress and therefore a legal definition.


Austin is a qualifier that just doesn’t need to be there. Please restructure this key phase so that it works.


State listing of historic landmarks doesn’t have anything to do with the federal NRHP. Still, a site has to be eligible for the NRHP to be considered for a SAL designation. The discussion of state rules doesn’t really take away from these pages.