The Constitution

Guiding Document – Records Related to the Constitution in the National Register of Historic Places

Constitution Day (National Archives Identifier 231832917) In the month of September, the nation observes Constitution Day, the day that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution, as well as individuals who have become U.S. citizens. Constitution Day is observed on September 17 when the delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia, … Continue reading Guiding Document – Records Related to the Constitution in the National Register of Historic Places

Hitting the Books! Colleges and Universities in the Records of the National Register of Historic Places

Colleges and Universities - New York University - New York University knitting course (National Archives Identifier 26427369) August is the traditional time of year when students head off to college (and regular school).  There are a number of college and university properties in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).  My older son is a … Continue reading Hitting the Books! Colleges and Universities in the Records of the National Register of Historic Places

A Room for the Night – Hotels, Motels and Inns found in the Records of the National Register of Historic Places

Photograph of Hotel Tivoli (National Archives Identifier 202800289) It’s July and time for vacation – whether it is the beach, the mountains, or somewhere else, you might find yourself looking for a place for the night for you and your family.  So why not spend the night in anyone of several thousand historic hotels in the National … Continue reading A Room for the Night – Hotels, Motels and Inns found in the Records of the National Register of Historic Places

All Aboard! Train Stations in the Records of the National Register of Historic Places

Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt at a Train Station(National Archives Identifier 196066722) Traveling by train is regarded by many as a great way to travel. There are several hundred train stations listed on the National Register of Historic Places (National Archives Identifier 20812721). The gentleman and his wife, pictured above, traveled frequently by train, … Continue reading All Aboard! Train Stations in the Records of the National Register of Historic Places

Cemeteries in the Records of the National Register of Historic Places

Why are there fences around cemeteries? Because people are dying to get in. Bad dad joke Shell Road in Mortaire Cemetery (National Archives Identifier 169153267) There are more than ninety-four thousand properties in the National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks Program Records, 2013 – 2017 (National Archives Identifier 20812721), of which there … Continue reading Cemeteries in the Records of the National Register of Historic Places

Help is on the Way! Hospitals in the Records of the National Register of Historic Places

Car of Hospital Train (NAID 138926016) Much has been written over the past two years about the first responders who have performed so admirably and nobly during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Doctors and nurses caring for so many Americans as people suffered, and in too many cases, succumbed to the virus.  There are more than 8,000 … Continue reading Help is on the Way! Hospitals in the Records of the National Register of Historic Places

bird's eye view of vertical lift railroad bridge spanning a river

Getting from Point A to Point B – Bridges in the National Register of Historic Places

England's London Bridge, "at home" in Lake Havasu City since 1971 (NAID 548816) Bridges are structures that, in most cases, allow an individual to get somewhere that they may have been unable to get to because of an obstacle, be it a body of water, a ravine, or some other natural barrier.  There are more … Continue reading Getting from Point A to Point B – Bridges in the National Register of Historic Places

Dr. Robert James Kapsch Collection – New Records from the National Park Service

Today's post was written by James Porter, Archives Specialist, in the Processing Branch, Electronic Records Division at the National Archives at College Park The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) serves the nation as the repository for permanent federal records, the vast majority of which come directly from federal agencies. But not all records come … Continue reading Dr. Robert James Kapsch Collection – New Records from the National Park Service

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Shipwrecked! Shipwrecks Found in the Records of the National Register of Historic Places

Today’s post is by John LeGloahec, Archives Specialist in the Electronics Records Division at the National Archives in College Park, MD. This post is part of an ongoing “road trip” featuring records from the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and National Historic Landmarks Program Records, 2013 – 2017 (National Archives ID 20812721), a series within Record … Continue reading Shipwrecked! Shipwrecks Found in the Records of the National Register of Historic Places

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BOO! Haunted Properties in the Records of the National Register of Historic Places

Today’s post is by John LeGloahec, Archives Specialist in the Electronics Records Division at the National Archives in College Park, MD. This post is part of an ongoing “road trip” featuring records from the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and National Historic Landmarks Program Records, 2013 – 2017 (National Archives ID 20812721), a series within Record … Continue reading BOO! Haunted Properties in the Records of the National Register of Historic Places