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CALIFORNIA HISTORICAL LANDMARKS

CALIFORNIA HISTORICAL LANDMARKS

California Historical Landmarks (CHLs) are buildings, structures, sites, or places that have been determined to have statewide historical significance by meeting at least one of the criteria listed below:
 

  • The first, last, only, or most significant of its type in the state or within a large geographic region (Northern, Central, or Southern California).
  • Associated with an individual or group having a profound influence on the history of California.
  • A prototype of, or an outstanding example of, a period, style, architectural movement or construction or is one of the more notable works or the best surviving work in a region of a pioneer architect, designer or master builder.

    The resource also must have written consent of the property owner; be recommended by the State Historical Resources Commission; and be officially designated by the Director of California State Parks. CHLs #770 and above are automatically listed in the California Register of Historical Resources . Parties interested in nominating a property to the California Historical Landmarks program should consult Technical Assistance Bulletin 13, How to Nominate a Property as a California Historical Landmark or California Point of Historical Interest, and contact the Registration Unit.


  • LANDMARKS LISTED BY COUNTY

    Alameda
    Alpine
    Amador
    Butte
    Calaveras
    Colusa
    Contra Costa
    Del Norte
    El Dorado
    Fresno
    Glenn
    Humboldt
    Imperial
    Inyo
    Kern
    Kings
    Lake
    Lassen
    Los Angeles
    Madera
    Marin
    Mariposa
    Mendocino
    Merced
    Modoc
    Mono
    Monterey
    Napa
    Nevada
    Orange
    Placer
    Plumas
    Riverside
    Sacramento
    San Benito
    San Bernardino
    San Diego
    San Francisco
    San Joaquin
    San Luis Obispo
    San Mateo
    Santa Barbara
    Santa Clara
    Santa Cruz
    Shasta
    Sierra
    Siskiyou
    Solano
    Sonoma
    Stanislaus
    Sutter
    Tehama
    Trinity
    Tulare
    Tuolumne
    Ventura
    Yolo
    Yuba