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National Register of Historic Places

In 1966, Seneca Falls was first listed on the National Register of Historic Places with the appointment of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House. Today, there are ten properties within the Town to have received this critical designation. Being listed as a National Register property is a great honor that provides opportunities for recognition and promotion, as well as being eligible for federal, state and local economic incentives for rehabilitation.

What is the National Register of Historic Places?

The 1966 National Historic Preservation Act authorized the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places as part of a national program to identify, evaluate and protect America’s historic resources. The selected districts have been determined by NPS to be “geographically definable area, urban or rural, possessing a significant concentration, linkage or continuity of sites, buildings, structures or objects united by past events or aesthetically by plan or physical development. A district may also comprise individual elements separated geographically but linked by association or history.” A designation is an official acknowledgment by the federal government that an area holds culturally significant characteristics which are worthy of preservation.

Seneca Falls Properties Listed on the National Register

PropertyDate Listed on Register
Elizabeth Cady Stanton House
32 Washington Street
October 15, 1966
Fall Street – Trinity Lane Historic DistrictFebruary 11, 1974
Amelia Bloomer House
53 East Bayard Street
August 29, 1980
Wesleyan Methodist Church
126 Fall Street
August 29, 1980
Women’s Rights National Historical Park
136 Fall Street
December 28, 1980
Fourth Ward School
8 Washington Street
March 19, 1986
U.S. Post Office – Seneca Falls
34-42 State Street
May 11, 1989
Seneca Falls Historic District
Roughly Properties along State and Cayuga Streets,
from Butler Avenue and Auburn Road to Canal Street
including Van Cleef Lake

GPS Coordinates: 42°54′52″N 76°47′41″W
April 5, 1991
Julius and Harriet Bull House
2534 Lower lake Road
August 30, 2007
New York State Barge Canal
Linear across Seneca County

GPS Coordinates: 42°54′33″N 76°47′55″W
October 15, 2014

For more information, visit the National Register of Historic Places