NPS adds four new sites to list of National Historic Landmarks
The National Park Service recently declared four new sites as National Historic Landmarks.
They are the First Peoples Buffalo Jump, George Washington Masonic National Memorial, Lafayette Park, and Red Rocks Park and Mount Morrison Civilian Conservation Corps Camp.
Take a peek at them below:
Each has a unique historic value.
The First Peoples Buffalo Jump, located in Cascade County, Montana, is among the best preserved early hunting grounds in the US, dating back over 5,500 years. It's also proven to be a valuable resource for artifacts.
Alexandria, Virginia's George Washington Masonic National Memorial was built to honor the first president. It's considered one of the most notable architecture projects executed for that purpose.
Lafayette Park in Detroit is considered one of the most successful urban renewal efforts after being built over an area designated at the time as a slum.
Legendary architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was instrumental in the park's design, along with the help of a notable city planner, a developer and a landscape designer.
Colorado's Red Rocks Park and Mount Morrison Civilian Conservation Corps Camp is, in addition to housing a popular amphitheater, among the few surviving outposts built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1940s.