National Register of Historic Places listings in American Samoa

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Eastern District Manu'a District Western District
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This is a list of the buildings, sites, districts, and objects listed on the National Register of Historic Places in American Samoa. There are currently 29 listed sites spread across the three districts of American Samoa. There are no sites listed on the unorganized atoll of Swains Island.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted December 12, 2014.[1]

Numbers of listings[edit]

The following are approximate tallies of current listings in American Samoa on the National Register of Historic Places. These counts are based on entries in the National Register Information Database as of April 24, 2008[2] and new weekly listings posted since then on the National Register of Historic Places web site.[3] There are frequent additions to the listings and occasional delistings and the counts here are not official. Also, the counts in this table exclude boundary increase and decrease listings which modify the area covered by an existing property or district and which carry a separate National Register reference number.

District # of Sites
1 Eastern 15
2 Manu'a 1
3 Rose Atoll 1
4 Swains Island 0
5 Western 12
Total: 29

Eastern[edit]

[4] Name on the Register Image Date listed[5] Location Village Description
1 Blunts Point Naval Guns
Blunts Point Naval Guns
April 26, 1973
(#73002128)
Matautu Ridge
14°17′08″S 170°40′36″W / 14.285556°S 170.676667°W / -14.285556; -170.676667 (Blunts Point Naval Guns)
Pago Pago
2 Breakers Point Naval Guns Upload image
October 18, 1999
(#99001231)
Breakers Point
14°17′11″S 170°39′30″W / 14.286389°S 170.658333°W / -14.286389; -170.658333 (Breakers Point Naval Guns)
Lauli'i
3 Courthouse of American Samoa
Courthouse of American Samoa
February 12, 1974
(#74002180)
Near Pago Pago Harbor
14°16′41″S 170°41′26″W / 14.277997°S 170.690459°W / -14.277997; -170.690459 (Courthouse of American Samoa)
Fagatogo
4 Government House
Government House
March 16, 1972
(#72001443)
Togotogo Ridge
14°16′38″S 170°40′59″W / 14.277224°S 170.683006°W / -14.277224; -170.683006 (Government House)
Pago Pago
5 Michael J. Kirwan Educational Television Center Upload image
October 23, 2009
(#09000842)
American Samoa Highway 118, north side of Utulei
14°16′41″S 170°40′59″W / 14.278056°S 170.683056°W / -14.278056; -170.683056 (Michael J. Kirwan Educational Television Center)
Utulei
6 Lau'agae Ridge Quarry Upload image
March 30, 2000
(#99001227)
Address Restricted
Tula
7 Governor H. Rex Lee Auditorium Upload image
November 12, 2010
(#10000888)
American Samoa Highway 001, William McKinley Memorial Highway
14°16′44″S 170°40′59″W / 14.278889°S 170.683056°W / -14.278889; -170.683056 (Governor H. Rex Lee Auditorium)
Utulei
8 Masefau Defensive Fortifications Upload image
November 14, 2012
(#12000919)
Masefau Beach
14°15′15″S 170°37′52″W / 14.254268°S 170.631047°W / -14.254268; -170.631047 (Masefau Defensive Fortifications)
Masefau
9 Navy Building 38 Upload image
March 16, 1972
(#72001441)
Pago Pago Harbor
14°16′41″S 170°41′19″W / 14.278056°S 170.688611°W / -14.278056; -170.688611 (Navy Building 38)
Fagatogo
10 Navy Building 43 Upload image
March 16, 1972
(#72001442)
Pago Pago Harbor
14°16′40″S 170°41′16″W / 14.277778°S 170.687778°W / -14.277778; -170.687778 (Navy Building 43)
Fagatogo
11 Old Vatia Upload image
November 2, 2006
(#06000956)
Above Vatia southwest of American Samoa Highway 015
14°15′13″S 170°41′08″W / 14.253611°S 170.685556°W / -14.253611; -170.685556 (Old Vatia)
Vatia
12 Satala Cemetery Upload image
October 19, 2006
(#05001110)
American Samoa Highway 001 , west of Satala
14°16′14″S 170°41′42″W / 14.270556°S 170.695°W / -14.270556; -170.695 (Satala Cemetery)
Lalopua
13 Sadie Thompson Building
Sadie Thompson Building
July 2, 2003
(#03000582)
Along main road
14°16′35″S 170°41′35″W / 14.276389°S 170.693056°W / -14.276389; -170.693056 (Sadie Thompson Building)
Fagatogo
14 Tulauta Village Upload image
June 2, 1997
(#87001980)
Address Restricted
Tula
15 U.S. Naval Station Tutuila Historic District
U.S. Naval Station Tutuila Historic District
June 20, 1990
(#90000854)
South and west sides of Pago Pago Harbor
14°16′44″S 170°41′09″W / 14.278889°S 170.685833°W / -14.278889; -170.685833 (U.S. Naval Station Tutuila Historic District)
Fagatogo and Utulei

Manu'a[edit]

[4] Name on the Register Image Date listed[5] Location Village Description
1 Faga Village Site Upload image
November 23, 2003
(#99001228)
Address Restricted
Fitiuta

Rose Atoll[edit]

[4] Name on the Register Image Date listed[5] Location Village Description
1 Rose Island Concrete Monument
Rose Island Concrete Monument
December 18, 2013
(#13000920)
Approximately 160 feet (49 m) east of atoll lagoon
14°32′50″S 168°08′43″W / 14.547210°S 168.145194°W / -14.547210; -168.145194 (Rose Island Concrete Monument)
Rose Atoll Concrete marker placed in 1920 during visit to atoll by Governor Terhune.

Western[edit]

[4] Name on the Register Image Date listed[5] Location Village Description
1 A'a Village (AS‑34‑33) Upload image
November 19, 1987
(#87001956)
Address Restricted
Tapua'ina
2 Aasu
Aasu
April 13, 1972
(#72001444)
Adjacent to Massacre Bay
14°17′33″N 170°45′37″W / 14.292523°N 170.760301°W / 14.292523; -170.760301 (Aasu)
Aasu An armed confrontation between Samoans and French explorers from the expedition of Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse, on this site in 1787 led to the deaths of 12 Frenchmen. News of the incident gave Samoans a reputation for ferocity among Europeans and deterred foreign intervention in Samoa for about a century. The French government placed a memorial at the site in 1883.[6]
3 Afao Beach Site Upload image
November 14, 2012
(#12000916)
Afao Beach
Coordinates missing
Afao
4 Atauloma Girls School
Atauloma Girls School
March 16, 1972
(#72001445)
West edge of Afao
14°19′48″S 170°48′06″W / 14.33°S 170.801667°W / -14.33; -170.801667 (Atauloma Girls School)
Afao The London Missionary Society opened this parochial school in 1900 as the second secondary school on Tutuila, and the first to admit girls. It prepared girls primarily to be pastors' wives, and after 1913 provided graduates to the nursing school at the naval station at Pago Pago.[7]
5 Fagalele Boys School Upload image
March 16, 1972
(#72001446)
South of Leone
14°20′31″S 170°47′10″W / 14.341944°S 170.786111°W / -14.341944; -170.786111 (Fagalele Boys School)
Leone This 19th-century residential parochial school was built by the London Missionary Society for the primary purpose of educating future pastors, possibly as early as 1850. It was the first secondary school in what is now American Samoa, and it may be the oldest surviving building on Tutuila.[8]
6 Fagatele Bay Site Upload image
June 2, 1997
(#87001958)
Address Restricted
Futiga
7 Maloata Village Upload image
June 12, 1997
(#87001955)
Address Restricted
Tapua'ina
8 Poloa Defensive Fortifications Upload image
November 14, 2012
(#12000917)
Poloa Beach
14°18′59″S 170°50′03″W / 14.316406°S 170.834151°W / -14.316406; -170.834151 (Poloa Defensive Fortifications)
Poloa Consisting of three pillboxes along the beach, these fortifications were built by American Marines as part of a system of defenses against a feared Japanese amphibious invasion of Samoa during the early part of World War II.[9]
9 Site AS‑31‑72 Upload image
June 2, 1997
(#97000431)
Address Restricted
Faleniu
10 Tataga-Matau Fortified Quarry Complex (AS‑34‑10) Upload image
November 19, 1987
(#87001957)
Address Restricted
Leone
11 Tupapa Site Upload image
October 30, 2009
(#09000852)
Address Restricted
A'asufou
12 Turtle and Shark Upload image
November 19, 2014
(#14000925)
2506 Turtle and Shark Road
Coordinates missing
Vaitogi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on December 12, 2014.
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 24, 2008. 
  3. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service. Retrieved January 16, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c d Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  5. ^ a b c d The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
  6. ^ Apple, Russell A. (May 25, 1971), National Register of Historic Places Inventory — Nomination Form: Aasu (PDF), retrieved November 27, 2014 .
  7. ^ Apple, Russell A. (July 9, 1971), National Register of Historic Places Inventory — Nomination Form: Atauloma Girls School (PDF), retrieved December 3, 2014 .
  8. ^ Apple, Russell A. (July 8, 1971), National Register of Historic Places Inventory — Nomination Form: Fagalele Boys School (PDF), retrieved September 1, 2014 .
  9. ^ Klenck, Joel D. (September 18, 2012), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Poloa (PDF), retrieved August 30, 2014 .