The process of qualifying as a historical district is quite complicated. Knowing how your community may or may not benefit from this designation may be important information for property owners. Take this quiz to see how much you know about historic districts.
How many historic districts are there in the U.S.?
more than 1,300
more than 2,300
more than 3,300
Where was the first U.S. historic district?
Charleston, South Carolina
Who overseas the Charleston historical district?
Board of Architectural Review
Board of City Commissioners
To be on the National Register of Historic Places, how old must a property be?
more than 50 years
more than 65 years
more than 75 years
Where is the largest historical district?
Where is Mollytown?
What type of professional may be qualified to serve on a State Review Board to determine the significance of a property?
What is a legal benefit of being on the National Register of Historic Places?
federal tax benefits
What types of properties comprise Skagway, Alaska's historic district?
gold rush era
Art Nouveau era
Why would a property owner need a certificate of appropriateness?
to approve any architectural work
to approve any changes in exterior appearance
Which act created the National Register of Historic Places?
National Historic Preservation Act
Presidential Succession Act
Presidential Records Act
Who holds the real power over properties on the National Register of Historic Places?
local historic districts
state historic districts
federal historic districts
How many categories of properties are eligible for placement on the National Register of Historic Places?
To be on the National Register a property must be:
less than 50 years old
in perfect condition
Whom should you contact if you would like your property to be considered for the National Register of Historic Places?