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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 17. Libraries And Cultural Resources
Agency 10. Department of Historic Resources
Chapter 20. Evaluation Criteria and Procedures for Nominations of Property to the National Register or for Designation As a National Historic Landmark

17VAC10-20-60. Boundaries for historic properties.

Boundaries for a historic district, property, building, structure, object or site are selected to encompass, but not to exceed, the full extent of the significant resources or land area making up the resource. The area should be large enough to include all historic features of the property, but should not include "buffer zones" or acreage not directly contributing to the significance of the property. The following features are to be used to mark the boundaries, as they reflect the resources: (i) legally recorded boundary lines; or (ii) natural topographic features such as ridges, valleys, rivers, and forests; or (iii) man-made features such as stone walls, hedgerows, the curblines of highways, streets, and roads; or (iv) areas of new construction.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-2202 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR392-01-02 § 3.3, eff. February 9, 1994.

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