National Register Nominations

Hunter Research is experienced with all of the tasks necessary to prepare National Register of Historic Places nominations. We regularly work with our clients, state historic preservation offices and the National Park Service to research, write and present high-quality nominations on a variety of property types. In the past we have prepared nominations for individual historic farms and dwellings, bridges, factories, warehouses, military sites, archaeological resources, rural and agricultural landscapes, and residential and downtown historic districts with hundreds of buildings.

Hunter Research believes that bringing official recognition to historic properties through formal Register listing should be a rewarding achievement for property owners. We advise our clients to discuss potential nominations with our staff and with the National Register coordinator for the state in which a property is located before embarking on the sometimes lengthy process of officially listing a property. This ensures that the nomination will be successful and avoid unnecessary delays and frustration.

In preparing nominations, Hunter Research’s professional staff follows applicable National Register guidelines. We will prepare fully justified statements of significance and integrity, and compile the several parts of the nomination form including narratives, physical descriptions, bibliographies, photographs, boundary delineations and maps. We will also meet with state historic preservation office staff and make presentations to state advisory boards.

Sample Projects Include:

Mount Zion AME Church
Stoutsburg, Mercer Count, New Jersey

In 2016-2018 Hunter Research prepared a New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places nomination for the Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church on Hollow Road near Stoutsburg.  Continue

West Bergen-East Lincoln Park Historic District
Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey

Hunter Research’s architectural historians conducted a survey of over 570 buildings in the West Bergen-East Lincoln Park neighborhood of Jersey City and then completed the necessary documentation for designation of a historic district at the municipal level and for nomination to the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places.   Continue

Jersey City Warehouses
Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey

From 2010-2012 Hunter Research completed a survey and National Register nomination for the Powerhouse Arts District in downtown Jersey City under contract with the city’s planning department. This project consisted of background research, fieldwork and assessment of the individual and historic district potential of properties located within an area of the city containing numerous old warehouse buildings..  Continue

Waterloo Village
Byram Township, Sussex County and Mount Olive Township, Morris County, New Jersey

In 2013 Hunter Research, together with Connolly & Hickey Historical Architects, revised the nomination, adjusting the boundaries, for the New Jersey and National Register-listed Waterloo Village, a 19th-century canal village with 18th-century origins as an iron forge..  Continue

East Point Lighthouse
Maurice River Township, Cumberland County, New Jersey

In 2012-2013 Hunter Research prepared an amendment to the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places Nomination for the East Point (Maurice River) Lighthouse to include prehistoric and historic archaeological resources. Continue

Trenton Ferry Historic District
City of Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey

Hunter Research conducted an intensive-level historic architectural survey and eligibility evaluation followed by preparation of National Register documentation for the Trenton Ferry Historic District, an urban mixed-use neighborhood composed primarily of working-class row homes, duplexes, commercial buildings, schools and churches.  Continue