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    Senior project - historic preservation

    I am planning to do my senior project on a historic preservation issue. There is a property in the city where I live that was built back in the 1930's and has a good deal of cultural significance to the Portuguese people within the community. I would like to get this property recognized as a landmark by the state of California. Does anybody know the process. Please help.

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    Please help me

    You should contact the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of California. I am a historic preservation consultant and have written numerous nominations in Florida and Georgia. It is a lengthy process, probably more than you want to do (and time involved, sometimes more than a year). Each state is different. In Florida, we do not have a state register of historic places but only list resources on the National Register or on local (usually city or county) registers. I have a number for California (it may be old). It is 916-653-6624. It is noted as being the Office of Historic Preservation, Department of Parks and REcreation. The statewide nonprofit organization is California Preservation Foundation. That number is 510-763-0972 in Oakland. You may also want to contact the western division of the National trust for Historic Preservation in San Francisco at 415-956-0610. As a consultant, I get paid to write National Register nominations and you may want to consider approaching the owner of the proproperty and try to get a stipend for your work. Good luck. You may want to consider entering a graduate program in historic preservation due to your interest in this field. I love it. There are several around the United States. I know there is one in Oregon. Sherry Anderson: I am planning to do my senior project on a historic preservation issue. There is a property in the city where I live that was built back in the 1930's and has a good deal of cultural significance to the Portuguese people within the community. I would like to get this property recognized as a landmark by the state of California. Does anybody know the process. Please help.

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