NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
The Latte Site at Mochong, Rota, is magnificent and
intriguing. This latte site is supposedly the only
one in the Marianas that forms a wall-like base. This
site is listed on the US National Register of Historic
As part of HPO’s extensive documentation and identification
activities, it also has the responsibi-lity of determining
if sites are highly significant, based on its uniqueness
or its association with an historic event or person, and
are eligible to be nominated for inclusion into the U.S.
National Register of Historic Places.
The National Register of Historic Places is the official
list of the nation’s historic places worthy of preservation.
Authorized under the National Preservation Act of 1966,
it is part of a national program to coordinate and support
public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect
our historic and archaeological resources. The National
Register is administered by the National Park Service under
the Secretary of the Interior.
Properties listed in the National Register include districts,
sites, buildings, structures, and objects that are significant
in American history, architecture, archaeology, engineering,
and culture. These properties include all historic areas
in the National Park System, National Historic Landmarks,
and properties significant to the nation, state, or community
which have been nominated by the State Historic Preservation
Office and approved by the National Park Service.
The National Register helps preserve these significant
historic places by recognizing this irreplaceable heritage.
Its primary goals are to foster a national preservation
ethic; promote a grater appreciation of America’s
heritage; and increase and broaden the public’s understanding
and appreciation of historic places.
To access National Register Information System click below:
Currently, the CNMI has 35 properties listed on the US
National Register of Historic Places. These are sites recognized
nationally as highly significant sites valued by CNMI residents
for thier cultural value and importance. Grant assistance
are availed to these sites through the federal government.
CNMI Sites List on the US National Register
of Historic Places.
For a copy of the submitted nomination form,
please email the Director of HPO at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A new HPO publication describing the CNMI's
National REgister Sites is now available at the CNMI Historic
Preservation Office or click the
following link. English, Japanese, and Korean.