Historical Landmarks & Places in the Northeast

Historical Landmarks & Places in the Northeast

Over the years I have grown more interested in the history of the places I go/have been. Taking pictures around new cities and states actually brings out the history nerd in me, researching every detail about the places I have been. I have the tendency to be long winded, so I decided to make a list of National Historic Landmarks and Historic Places I have stumbled upon in the Northeastern United States.

A National Historic Landmark (NHL) is a building, site, structure, or object that is officially recognized by the United States government for its outstanding degree of historical significance. Out of over 85,000 places that have been listed on the country’s National Register of Historic Places only about 2,500 are recognized as National Historic Landmarks.

The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government’s official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property.

In alphabetical order…

Bancroft Memorial Library

National Register of Historic Places

The library was constructed using Milford granite and donated to the town of Hopedale in 1898. The statue of Hope was donated to the library in 1904. Hopedale, MA 05/01/2013

Carpenters’ Hall

National Historic Landmark & National Register of Historic Places

Completed being built in 1774. Philadelphia, PA 01/08/2011

 

Inside Carpenter’s Hall. Philadelphia, PA 01/08/2011

 

Central Park

National Historic Landmark & National Register of Historic Places

Me on the Gapstow Bridge, built in 1896. The park was officially completed in 1873. Manhattan, New York City, NY 02/19/2011

 

Me standing on Umpire RockThe exposed bedrock was probably my favorite thing about the city… oh, and the food. Manhattan, New York City, NY 02/19/2011

 

Empire State Building

National Historic Landmark & National Register of Historic Places

Completed being built in 1931, and was the tallest building in the world from 1931 to 1970 standing at 1250 ft, 1454 ft to tip. Manhattan, New York City, NY 02/19/2011

Fell’s Point

National Register of Historic Places & National Register of Historic Districts

 Nathan in front of the Robert Long House, built in 1765. It is the oldest surviving home in Baltimore. Baltimore, MD 05/25/2015

 

The Recreation Pier, built in 1914. Baltimore, MD 05/25/2015

 

Thames Street. Baltimore, MD 05/25/2015

 

House of Seven Gables

National Register of Historic Places & National Historic Landmark District

Built in 1668. Salem, MA 10/03/2013

 

Laurel Hill Cemetery

National Historic Landmark & National Register of Historic Places

Cemetery was founded in 1836. Philadelphia, PA 01/09/2011

 

Philadelphia, PA 01/09/2011

 

Phoenix Shot Tower

National Historic Landmark & National Register of Historic Places

Built in 1828, 215 ft tall. Baltimore, MD 05/23/2015

 

Looking up from the bottom. Baltimore, MD 05/24/2015

 

The Shot Tower was a good point of reference for keeping my sense of direction… which I don’t normally have. Baltimore, MD 05/22/2015

Star-Spangled Banner Flag House

National Historic Landmark & National Register of Historic Places

Built in 1793. Baltimore, MD 05/22/2015

The Mount

National Historic Landmark & National Register of Historic Places

Completed being built in 1902. Lenox, MA 11/19/2015

 

Author Edith Wharton designed and built her home in the Berkshires. Lenox, MA 11/19/2015

 

A view of the house from one of the gardens behind the house. Lenox, MA 11/19/2015

All photos were taken by me except the ones I’m in, which were taken by Nathan.