The following definitions are provided for the abbreviations and
terminology used in these listings:
A Certification of Eligibility is issued by the New Jersey State Historic
Preservation Officer. For properties not already listed on the New Jersey
Register of Historic Places, a COE satisfies a prerequisite to apply for
funds from the New Jersey Historic Trust, as well as several county preservation
DOE: A Determination
of Eligibility is issued by the Keeper of the National Register, National
Park Service, Department of Interior. It is a formal certification that
a property is eligible for registration.
Historic District: Although not necessarily listed in the Registers,
Local Certified Historic Districts have been recognized by the National
Park Service as 1) meeting the criteria for registration, and 2) governed
by a state or local statute or ordinance that protects the historic resources
of the district.
MPDF: A Multiple
Property Documentation Form is the core of a Multiple Property Submission,
the format currently used to register groups of properties that are related
by historical association or theme, but are not contiguous and need not
be nominated all at the same time. A Multiple Property Documentation Form
contains the historic contexts, and the background historical, geographical,
and architectural information about the group of properties being nominated,
and is accompanied by one or more Registration Forms that describe specific
properties. Together, the MPDF and its associated Registration Forms comprise
a Multiple Property Submission.
MPS: A Multiple
Property Submission is the name given to the current format for nominating
groups of properties related by historical association or theme, but which
are not contiguous and need not be nominated all at the same time. In 1986,
this format replaced the previously used Thematic and Multiple Resource
Area (TRA/MRA) formats. A MPS consists of a Multiple Property Documentation
Form and its associated Registration Forms. In the following lists, properties
registered as part of a Multiple Property Submission indicate the name of
the MPS of which it was a part.
Resource Area refers to a format used in the 1980s to register groups of
properties related by historical association or theme. This format was replaced
by the MPS in 1986.
Historic Landmark refers to a designation by the National Park Service that
a property has national significance. Properties designated NHLs are automatically
listed in the National Register.
NR: This abbreviation
indicates that a property is listed on the National Register of Historic
NR Reference #:
This number is provided for properties which have been included in the
National Register Information System (NRIS) database, which is available
online from the National Park Service.
See Main Entry /
Filed Location: An entry followed by this text indicates a property
or district that is in more than one county or municipality and refers to
the main entry. The main entry provides a list of the additional counties
and municipalities in which the property is located ("Also located
in") and indicates the filing location at the HPO.
This is an opinion of eligibility issued by the State Historic Preservation
Officer. It is in response to a federally funded activity that will have
an effect on historic properties not listed on the National Register.
Bridges with SHPO opinions may also have a Structure Inventory and Appraisal
Number which indicates bridges that are part of the Federal Bridge Inspection
SR: This abbreviation
indicates that a property is listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic
Places (State Register).
(TRA): Thematic Nominations were prepared for groups of properties all
related under a common theme or a single property type. This format was
replaced by the MPS in 1986.
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