National Register of Historic Places – Nomination Files

Did you know that the North Carolina State Preservation Office is adding the full application files of properties nominated for the National Register of Historic Places?

Announced on their website, PDF nomination files are currently available for all properties listed since 2009.  The files are worth checking out for all those doing family history research.  The nominations are several pages in length and include pictures and detailed histories.  Below is an example for the William A. Curtis home in Raleigh.

Home of William A. Curtis, an African-American resident of Raleigh, Wake County. The home was built ca. 1915. Photo from the nomination file.
Statement of Significance for the William A. Curtis House

The list of sites with nomination files attached may be found online at  At the time of this writing, approximately 230 were available.  North Carolina has more than 2700 properties listed on the Register and the Office does plan to add older ones as time allows.  Meanwhile, if you are interested in the nomination of any particular property and it is not available online, contact the Office for details on how to order.