Qualifications for Designation as a Local Landmark

50 Years or Older

The structure or site must be at least 50 years old and satisfy one or more of the following ten criteria for architectural, historical, or cultural significance:
  • Represents a specific architectural style or period
  • Represents a unique example of a structure or building type
  • Represents an innovation in construction, materials, or design
  • Demonstrates superior craftsmanship or high artistic value
  • Is an example of the work of a master architect or builder
  • Represents the built environment of a group of people in an era of history
  • Is associated with a significant historic event
  • Is associated with a notable person or the work of a notable person
  • Exemplifies the cultural, political, economic, or social heritage of the community
  • Has the potential to make an important contribution to the knowledge of the area’s history or prehistory

Less than 50 Years Old

A property less than 50 years of age may be designated if it is of exceptional historical, cultural, or architectural importance.