Virginia Department of Historic Resources

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Virginia Department of Historic Resources
Agency overview
Preceding Agency Virginia Landmarks Commission
Type State Historic Preservation Office
Jurisdiction Government of Virginia
Headquarters

2801 Kensington Avenue

Richmond, Virginia 23221
Parent department Secretary of Natural Resources
Website Virginia Department of Historic Resources

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources is the State Historic Preservation Office for the Commonwealth of Virginia.[1] The agency maintains the Virginia Landmarks Register (the first step for properties and districts in Virginia seeking listing on the National Register of Historic Places). It also holds historic property easements,[2] administers the state's historic tax credit program, and approves official highway historical markers for the state. Its headquarters are leased from and shared with the Virginia Historical Society.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Program: State Historic Preservation Officers (SHPO)". National Park Service Website. National Park Service. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Loth, Calder. "Forty Years of Preservation: Virginia's Easement Program". Notes on Virginia 2005. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "History of the Virginia Historical Society". Virginia Historical Society. Retrieved 13 September 2011.