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The "National Register of Historic Places is the "United States' official list of historic sites worthy of preservation which was authorized under the "National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. There are "around 84,000 listings of individual properties (sites, buildings, structures, and objects) and historic districts. The districts include, in turn, about 1,000,000 buildings, sites and structures. The Register automatically includes "all 2,450 or so U.S. "National Historic Landmarks designated by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior as well as the approximately 300 historic areas that are National Monuments declared by the U.S. president or National Historic Sites or other "National Park Service areas authorized by the U.S. congress.

The National Register of Historic Places is primarily a tool to recognize the historical significance of a building, structure, object, site, or district. Listing in the National Register does not directly restrict private property owners from the use of their property. Some states, however, might have state or local laws that become effective when a place is listed on the National Register. In contrast, a local historic district often has enabling ordinances at the municipal level that restrict certain kinds of changes to properties and thereby encourages those changes that are sensitive to the historic character of an area.

Any individual can prepare a National Register nomination although historians and historic preservation consultants are often employed for this work. The nomination contains basic information on the type of significance embodied in the building, structure, object, district, or site. The "State Historic Preservation Office receives National Register nominations and supplies feedback to the individual preparing the nomination. A description of the various aspects of social history and commerce, architectural styles and ownership of the property is also part of the nomination.

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The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge spans the "Ohio River between "Cincinnati, Ohio and "Covington, Kentucky. When the first pedestrians crossed on December 1, 1866, it was the longest "suspension bridge in the world at 1,057 feet (322 m), a status it maintained until 1883. Today, many pedestrians use the bridge to get between the arenas in Cincinnati ("Paul Brown Stadium, "Great American Ball Park, and "U.S. Bank Arena) and the hotels and "parking lots in "Northern Kentucky.

The bridge was listed on the "National Register of Historic Places in 1975 and designated a "National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1983. It remains the busiest of Cincinnati's four non-expressway automobile or pedestrian bridges. Initially called the "Covington-Cincinnati Suspension Bridge," it was renamed in honor of its designer and builder on June 27, 1983.

The state of "Kentucky closed the bridge on November 13, 2006 to make extensive repairs to the structure. It was scheduled to reopen April 22, 2007, but reopened about a month ahead of schedule in late March. However, it will close again for much of 2008 for repainting. "Learn more...

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Frederick Law Olmsted (April 26, 1822 – August 28, 1903) was an "American journalist, landscape designer and father of American "landscape architecture, famous for designing many well-known urban parks, including "Central Park and "Prospect Park in "New York City.[1] Other projects include the country's oldest coordinated system of public parks and parkways in "Buffalo, New York; the country's oldest state park, the "Niagara Reservation in "Niagara Falls, New York; "Mount Royal Park in "Montreal in Canada; the "Emerald Necklace in "Boston, Massachusetts; the "Belle Isle Park, in "Detroit, "Michigan; the Presque Isle Park in "Marquette, Michigan; the Marquette Park in "Chicago; the Grand Necklace of Parks in "Milwaukee, "Wisconsin; the "Cherokee Park and entire parks and parkway system in "Louisville, Kentucky; "Jackson Park, "Washington Park, and the "Midway Plaisance in "Chicago for the "World's Columbian Exposition; the landscape surrounding the "United States Capitol building; "George Washington Vanderbilt II's "Biltmore Estate in "Asheville; and Montebello Park in "St. Catharines, "Ontario, Canada. "Learn more...

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  1. ^ "F. L Olmstead is Dead; End Comes to Great Landscape Architect at Waverly, Mass. Designer of Central and Prospect Parks and Other Famous Garden Spots of American Cities." New York Times. August 29, 1903.
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