List of delisted National Register of Historic Places properties

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This is an incomplete list of properties once listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) which have since been delisted. There are about 1500 such instances in total. Also included is an intended-to-become complete list of former National Historic Landmarks (NHLs) which were de-designated as NHLs, of which some were delisted while others remain listed on the NRHP. There are approximately 30 such de-designations.[1]

Places are listed on the NRHP originally for their historical merit. They may be important for their architecture, for their association with events and historically important persons, and for other reasons. Places of exceptional merit may further be designated National Historic Landmarks.

Delistings occur relatively rarely, usually when the historic integrity of a site has been lost by demolition, fire, vandalism, or other causes. There are about 1500 such instances in total reflected in the NRIS database.[2]

It is also necessary for the National Park Service, which maintains the National Register, to become aware of the situation. In 2008, a large number of Mississippi properties were delisted after buildings were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, while there was not a corresponding flurry of delistings in Louisiana, perhaps due to differences in state historical offices' budgets and priorities. There are other instances of buildings being demolished but still being listed, apparently only due to no official notice of the demolition being recognized. These include several properties at Cornell University.

Delisted properties[edit]

The locations of delisted National Register properties (at least for all showing latitude and longitude coordinates below) may be seen in a Google map by clicking on "Map of all coordinates".[3] Delisted properties include:

Image Dates of listing and delisting[4] Location County or equivalent, and State Description[5]
Anderson Street Station Station ca. 1909 Listed June 22, 1984, removed May 18, 2011 Hackensack Bergen County, New Jersey Destroyed by 2009 fire
Evergreen Place removed in 2008 Nashville Davidson County, Tennessee Was one of the earliest homes built in Nashville, and probably the earliest surviving building remaining in Davidson County. The original log section of the house was built circa 1785 by Reverend Thomas B. Craighead, a Presbyterian minister and the first president of Davidson Academy, a forerunner of Peabody College. The log house was expanded and covered in weatherboard and a two-story portico was added around 1832. The home was for at time the location of the Jim Reeves Museum. Although a state law protected pre-1865 dwellings in Davidson County from demolition, in 2004 the property was sold for development of a Home Depot store, and the building was demolished by its owner in 2005 in spite of a "stop work" order.[6][7]
Home Infirmary removed in 2008 Montgomery County, Tennessee No longer exists[8]
Dr. Hun Houses 1934 HABS photo of older Dr. Hun house removed in 1972 Albany Albany County, New York demolished within three months of being listed
Jobbers Canyon Historic District Jobbers Canyon ca. 1922 Removed in 2002 Omaha Douglas County, Nebraska Demolition of all but one of 24 buildings between 1989 and 1992 represents largest district on Register lost to date
Knickerbocker and Arnink Garages demolished in 1989 Albany Albany County, New York added in 1980, delisted in 1989
Lenoir Cotton Mill Lenoir Cotton Mill in 1983 removed in 2002 Lenoir City Loudon County, Tennessee added to NRHP in 1973, destroyed by arson in 1991
Ridley’s Landing removed in 2008 Rutherford County, Tennessee Home built in the early 19th century by Moses Ridley; was demolished in the late 20th century.[8][9]
Thomas J. Walker House removed in 2008 Knoxville Knox County, Tennessee Demolished[8]
Gambell Sites [10] image pending 1962,
withdrawn 1989 [10]
Gambell [10]
63°46′34″N 171°42′3″W / 63.77611°N 171.70083°W / 63.77611; -171.70083 (Gambell Sites)
Nome Census Area, Alaska [10] These five archeological sites established a chronology of human habitation on St. Lawrence Island, with evidence of four cultural phases of the Thule tradition, beginning approximately 2000 years before the present. Over the 20th century, the archeological value of the sites was largely destroyed due to ivory mining, and landmark designation was withdrawn.[10]
Sourdough Lodge [10] Sourdough Lodge, Mile 147.5, Richardson Highway, Gakona vicinity (Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska).jpg 1978,
withdrawn 1994 [10]
Gakona [10]
62°18′07″N 145°18′07″W / 62.301940°N 145.30194°W / 62.301940; -145.30194 (Sourdough Lodge)
Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska [10] Built of logs in 1903-05, this was one of a number of roadhouses built along the Valdez Trail. It was destroyed by fire in 1992, leading to withdrawal of its landmark status. By the time of its destruction, it was one of the oldest continuously-operating roadhouses in Alaska.[10]
Sackville House Sackville House site in Washington.jpg 1976,
removed 2010[11]
East Washington, Pennsylvania
40°10′14″N 80°14′17″W / 40.170556°N 80.238056°W / 40.170556; -80.238056 (Sourdough Lodge)
Washington County, Pennsylvania Demolished circa 1980 to make way for Olin Fine Arts Center at Washington & Jefferson College.[12]
Pan-Pacific Auditorium Pan-Pacific 1956.jpg listed in 1978, destroyed 1989 Los Angeles County, California Destroyed by fire May 24, 1989
South Dakota Department of Transportation Bridge No. 02-007-220 listed in 1999, delisted in 2008 Aurora County, South Dakota Designed in the Warren Pony Truss style.

Former NHLs de-designated and delisted from the NRHP[edit]

There are three known sites that were de-designated and delisted.

Landmark name Image Date declared Locality County and State Description
1 Edwin H. Armstrong House Standing, circa 1975 Demolished, 1983 January 7, 1976 Yonkers Westchester Home of scientist and FM radio inventor Edwin H. Armstrong; demolished in 1983 and subsequently de-designated
2 USS Cabot (CVL-28) USS Cabot (CVL-28).jpg June 29, 1990 Brownsville Cameron County, Texas dismantled in 2002
3 Florence Mills House House at site of Mills' former home December 8, 1976 Manhattan New York County, New York Another house was mistakenly designated as the home of the popular African-American singer and musician based on an error in her address given in a newspaper account of her death. By the time this was discovered, the house had been demolished and replaced with a new structure. The NHL designation was withdrawn and the property delisted from the Register on January 16, 2009.

NHL designation withdrawn, although NRHP listing kept[edit]

There are at least three sites that had their National Historic Landmark status withdrawn, while retaining NRHP listing.

Landmark name Image Date declared Locality County and State Description
Yancey, William Lowndes, Law Office[13] Yancey Law Office 02.jpg 1973,
withdrawn in 1986 [13]
Montgomery [13]
32°22′30″N 86°18′26″W / 32.375077°N 86.307352°W / 32.375077; -86.307352 (Yancey, William Lowndes, Law Office)
Montgomery County, Alabama [13] As a lawyer, populist legislator, firebrand orator, and party leader, William Lowndes Yancey was an important figure in sectional politics in the leadup to the Civil War. He gained national influence as an aggressive advocate of states' rights and exacerbated sectional differences that led to the secession of the Southern states from the Union. He had his law office in this building from 1846 until his death in 1863. Through successive modernizations and restorations in the 1970s and 1980s, the building lost much of the historic integrity for which it was originally designated a landmark, leading to the withdrawal of its designation. It was, however, retained on the National Register of Historic Places.[13]
Soldier Field Soldier Field Chicago aerial view.jpg Chicago Cook County, Illinois
Gambell Sites


  1. ^ See dedesignations list at NPS showing 27 by 2005.
  2. ^ Elkman reports 1508 instances in an ad hoc report based on the April 2008 NRIS download. See wt:NRHP "Delisted property guidelines"
  3. ^ The latitude and longitude information provided in this table was derived originally from the National Register Information System, which has been found to be fairly accurate for about 99% of listings. For about 1% of NRIS original coordinates, experience has shown that one or both coordinates are typos or otherwise extremely far off; some corrections may have been made. A more subtle problem causes many locations to be off by up to 150 yards, depending on location in the country: most NRIS coordinates were derived from tracing out latitude and longitudes off of USGS topographical quadrant maps created under the North American Datum of 1927, which differs from the current, highly accurate WGS84 GPS system used by most on-line maps. Chicago is about right, but NRIS longitudes in Washington are higher by about 4.5 seconds, and are lower by about 2.0 seconds in Maine. Latitudes differ by about 1.0 second in Florida. Some locations in this table may have been corrected to current GPS standards.
  4. ^ a b National Park Service (November 2007). "National Historic Landmarks Survey: List of National Historic Landmarks by State". Archived from the original on 2007-11-30. Retrieved 2008-01-27. .
  5. ^ National Park Service. "National Historic Landmark Program: NHL Database".  retrieved on various dates, and other sources cited in the articles on each of the sites.
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  8. ^ a b c The Courier, Tennessee State Historical Commission, October 2008, page 5
  9. ^ National Register of Historic Places, Smyrna Tennessee History & Stuff website, accessed October 27, 2008
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j National Park Service. "National Historic Landmark Program: Withdrawal of National Historic Landmark Designation". Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
  11. ^ "WEEKLY LIST OF ACTIONS TAKEN ON PROPERTIES: 8/23/10 THROUGH 8/27/10". Director of the National Park Service. September 3, 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  12. ^ Crouse, Jack E. (June 11, 1980). "Historic Home Awaiting Wrecker's Ball". Observer-Reporter. p. B1. Retrieved June 19, 2012. 
  13. ^ a b c d e National Park Service. "National Historic Landmark Program: Withdrawal of National Historic Landmark Designation". Retrieved 2007-09-20.