(2)Site. A site is the location of a significant event, a prehistoric or historic occupation or activity, or a building or structure, whether standing, ruined, or vanished, where the location itself possessed historical, cultural, or archaeological value regardless of the value of any existing building, structure, or object. A site need not be marked by physical remains if it is the location of a prehistoric or historic event, and if no buildings, structures, or objects marked it at that time. Examples of such sites are trails, designed landscapes, battlefields, habitation sites, Native American ceremonial areas, petroglyphs, and pictographs.
(3)Structure. The term “structure” is used to describe a construction made for a functional purpose rather than creating human shelter. Examples of structures include mines, flumes, roads, bridges, and tunnels.
(4)Object. The term “object” is used to describe those constructions that are primarily artistic in nature or are relatively small in scale and simply constructed, as opposed to a building or structure. Although it may be moveable by nature or design, an object is associated with a specific setting or environment. Objects should be in a setting appropriate to their significant historic use, role, or character. Objects that are relocated to a museum are not eligible for listing in the Local Register. Examples of objects include but are not limited to fountains, monuments, maritime resources, trains, planes, sculptures, and boundary markers.
(5)Historic District. Historic districts are united geographic entities that contain a concentration of buildings, structures, objects, and/or sites united historically, prehistorically, culturally, or architecturally. Historic districts are defined by precise geographic boundaries. Therefore, districts with unusual boundaries require a description of what lies immediately outside the area, in order to define the edge of the district and to explain the exclusion of adjoining areas. The district must meet at least one of the criteria for significance discussed below in Section (b).
Those individual resources contributing to the significance of the historic or archaeological district will also be listed in the Local Register. For this reason, all individual resources located within the boundaries of an historic or archaeological district must be designated as either contributing or as non-contributing to the significance of the district.
(b)Criteria for evaluating the significance of historical resources. An historical resource must be significant at the local level under one or more of the following four criteria:
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