The California Register program encourages public recognition and protection of resources of architectural, historical, archeological and cultural significance, identifies historical resources for state and local planning purposes, determines eligibility for state historic preservation grant funding and affords certain protections under the California Environmental Quality Act.
The State Historical Resources Commission has designed this program for use by state and local agencies, private groups and citizens to identify, evaluate, register and protect California's historical resources. The Register is the authoritative guide to the state's significant historical and archeological resources.
Under the California Register, an historical resource must be significant at the local, state or national level, under one or more of the following criteria:
The National Register criteria are substantially similar to the California Register criteria.
We can assist with the preparation of local and state individual and historic district nominations, Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) 523 Forms and with individual and historic district nominations to the National Register of Historic Places.
Landmark nominations include the Carnegie Branch Libraries of San Francisco and Sam Jordan's Bar.
In 2011, Tim Kelley Consulting donated staff time and services to draft the city landmark nomination for Sam Jordan's Bar, an African-American working class bar that served as a community hub for the surrounding Bayview neighborhood. Tim Kelley Consulting perceives this project as a natural extension of the Bayview-Hunter's Point survey work previously conducted and considers that the time was donated to the residents of Bayview and to patrons and owners of Sam Jordan's. The nomination was adopted by the Historic Preservation Commission in June 2012.