Waterford Virginia National Historic Landmark (NHL) Documentation & Update
Kathryn Smith, 202-619-7180
The National Parks Service, National Capital Region National Historic Landmarks (NHL) Program office has partnered with the University of Delaware's Center for Historic Architecture & Design to complete a resurvey and National Historic Landmark update for the NHL-designated village of Waterford. The goal of the project is to provide the community, the state, and the National Park Service relevant and up-to-date data and information needed to effectively protect and cooperatively manage the NHL district now and for future generations. In order to accomplish the project goals, the NPS will enter into an agreement with the recipient to perform field documentation of approximately 180 historic properties (including the buildings, sites, objects, and structures) located within the existing Waterford National Historic Landmark District boundary. In addition, the recipient will conduct documentary research, re-evaluate the district's areas of significance, develop historical context, and prepare a revised statement of national significance for the district. The result will be revised and updated National Register/ National Historic Landmark documentation. In addition, the project will result in new or updated entries in Virginia's state historic resources database known as the Virginia Cultural Resources Information System (VCRIS).