California Historical Landmark

Summary

The California State Capitol, one of the state's most visited Historical Landmarks

A California Historical Landmark (CHL) is a building, structure, site, or place in California that has been determined to have statewide historical landmark significance.[1][2][3]

Criteria

Historical significance is determined by meeting at least one of these criteria:[4]

  1. The first, last, only, or most significant of its type in the state or within a large geographic region (Northern, Central, or Southern California);
  2. Associated with an individual or group having a profound influence on the history of California; or
  3. An outstanding example of a period, style, architectural movement or construction; or is the best surviving work in a region of a pioneer architect, designer, or master builder.[4]

Other designations

California Historical Landmarks numbered 770 and higher are automatically listed in the California Register of Historical Resources.

A site, building, feature, or event that is of local (city or county) significance may be designated as a California Point of Historical Interest.[4]

Gallery

See also

Federal historical landmarks

Local historical landmarks

References

  1. ^ www.californiahistoricallandmarks.com, private listings of California Historical Landmark
  2. ^ Historical Landmark Database, private listings of Historical Landmark
  3. ^ Historical California Landmark Database, private listings of California Historical Landmark
  4. ^ a b c "California Historical Landmarks". State of California, Office of Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-12-01.
  • Johnson, Marael (1995). Why Stop? A Guide to California Roadside Historical Markers. Houston, TX: Gulf Publishing Company. p. 213. ISBN 9780884159230. OCLC 32168093.

External links

  • Official OHP—California Office of Historic Preservation website
  • OHP: California Historical Sites searchpage — links to lists by county.