National Register: Listing It All Structures and Historic Archaeology: What’s On and In the Ground

Tuesday, January 24, 2012  --  8:30 to 4:30
Government Plaza located at 205 Government Street in downtown Mobile
Multipurpose Room on the first floor Join staff of the National Park Service, National Register Program (NR), and the Alabama Historical Commission to learn how to prepare a National Register nomination with an emphasis on Historic Archaeology.  End the afternoon learning how to navigate the waters of a Section 106 Review by the Alabama Historical Commission.  The meeting is hosted by the Mobile Historic Development Commission.   Local preservation commission staff and members, cultural resource consultants and the public are invited to attend.


Lisa Deline, National Register Reviewer, National Park Service, Washington, D.C.
How do you nominate properties to the National Register? 
Learn about the National Register standards and how they apply to nominations for historic properties and districts.   Deline will provide information on determining periods of significance, application of criteria, determining character defining features, determining boundaries, and placing the property within appropriate historic contexts.  For commission members who review nominated properties or consultants who nominate properties, this is a chance to hear from the reviewer to find out what is needed in a successful nomination form.


Erika Seibert, National Register Reviewer, National Park Service, Washington, D.C.
How do you nominate historic archaeological resources to the National Register?
Learn how the National Register standards apply to historic archaeological resources. This session will provide information on National Register concerns for historic archaeological properties, determining periods of significance, level of investigations needed to confirm integrity and significance, and how to include historic archaeological features in larger historic district nominations and setting appropriate boundaries.  Erika will also provide her impressions of the potential Africatown National Register district.   She will explain the process from the reviewer's perspective, an insight that should not be missed.


Lee Anne Wofford, Alabama Historical Commission, Montgomery, AL
How do you apply the National Register criteria to architectural properties impacted by federal projects to comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act?  Learn what the AHC requires to review Section 106 projects and how to avoid your project being returned for more information.  This session will provide real world examples of common building types that cause the most problems for consultants (and AHC Reviewers!).


This program receives federal funds from the National Park Service administered through the Alabama Historical Commission.  Regulations of the U. S. Department of the Interior strictly prohibit unlawful discrimination in departmental federally assisted programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, age or disability.  Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility operated by a recipient of federal assistance should write to: Office of Equal Opportunity, U. S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20240

Registration Information Required
Please email your contact information including:
Name, phone number, preferred email address, and name of community, preservation commission and/or consulting firm you represent to:


You can also mail the information to:
Mobile Historic Development Commission
Listing it All Conference
PO Box 1827

Mobile AL 36633-1827

No registration fee is required, but registration will assure you have a meeting packet for the sessions.
Lodging Suggestions


Be aware that the following weekend is the Senior Bowl so players and coaches will be booking for the same week. Admiral Semmes Hotel:  251-432-8000; Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel:  251-338-2000; Hampton Inn and Suites Historic Downtown Mobile:  251-436-8787;  www.mobiledownton.hamptoninnlcom

Holiday Inn Downtown Historic District:  251-694-0100; Malaga Inn:  251-438-4701 Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel:  251-438-4000; Fort Conde Inn:  251-405-5040; - This is a new bed and breakfast opened in arestored  1836 house.

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