Houston National Register of Historic Places

As a developer in the area, you’re likely to come across the Houston National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) quite a bit. You may even be working on restoring one to its old glory. You might feel the need to be extremely cautious not to violate the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 as you carry out your work. You can trust our consultants here at Environmental Science and Engineering Partners (ESE) to navigate all of this.

First, start by learning more about what constitutes an NRHP in Houston TX. You should learn more about the ins and outs of restoring, registering and working around the National Register of Historic Places in Houston TX. This knowledge may prove invaluable as you look to minimize any potential legal exposure and better understand time constraints and costs associated with this process.


What Is a Houston NRHP?

Many objects, sites, structures, and buildings make it on the Houston National Register of Historic Places list. There are just under 300 NRHP in Houston TX, or Harris County alone. Most are in the downtown area, inner or outer Harris County or Houston Heights. Some of these include the:

  • Hill Street Bridge over Buffalo Bayou
  • Houston Post-Dispatch Building
  • Eaton House
  • Houston National Cemetery

One commonality that all Houston NRHP share is that they have architectural or historical significance that warrants their preservation. Any structure, object, district or building wishing to qualify to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Houston TX must generally be at least 50 years old and meet certain established criteria with few exceptions.

It’s worth noting that the federal government doesn’t impose restrictions on those owning properties that are on the National Register. There are, however, certain guidelines anyone working on a rehabilitation project receiving federal grants or tax credits must follow.

Don’t run the risk of violating the terms of your funding or otherwise run afoul of government regulations. Have our consultants here at ESE walk you through getting your property listed on the Houston National Register of Historic Places. We can be reached by phone at 281-501-6100 or by email at houstonsupport@esepartners.com for more information about how we can navigate you through this process.



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