In 1999, Burgaw's downtown area and some surrounding neighborhoods were named to the National Register of Historic Places, the nation's official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation.
Authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect our historic and archaeological resources.
Properties listed in the Register are significant in American:
Properties listed on the Register include:
The listing of a property in the National Register places no obligation or restriction on a private owner using private resources to maintain or alter the property. Over the years, various federal incentives have been introduced to assist private preservation initiatives.
A private owner of a National Register property becomes obligated to follow federal preservation standards only if federal funding or licensing is used in work on the property or if the owner seeks and recovers a special benefit that derives from National Register designation, such as a grant or a tax credit.
What Registration Means
National Register listing means:
Consideration and protection in public planning, such as highway construction and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) projects
Incentives for the preservation of National Register Properties, such as tax benefits and grants and loans