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City of Bloomington, Indiana

Bloomington's historic and conservation districts help preserve the city's rich history.

    National or State Designation


    The National Register of Historic Places Places recognizes properties the federal government considers worthy of preservation because of their significance in American history, architecture, archaeology, engineering, or culture.

    In Indiana, National Register listings range from the prehistoric Angel Mounds in Vanderburgh County to a mid-twentieth-century neighborhood in Carmel. The list includes private homes and courthouses, commercial buildings and factories to date nearly 2,000 individual sites and more than 270 historic districts.

    A program of the National Park Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior, the National Register is administered on the state level by the Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology (DHPA) of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

    The primary benefit of listing in the National Register is the honor conferred by official federal recognition. When a site is added, the listing appears in the Federal Register, and the owner receives a letter and certificate.

    Find properties in the 2001 Bloomington History Survey that have been designated on a state or national level.

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