National Historic District Map

Myers Park has been recognized as a National Historic District since 1987.  The neighborhood is recognized primarily for the layout of its streets and parks, which was the work of John Nolen and E.S. Draper.   Most neighborhoods were still arranged in grid patterns when Nolen and Draper were commissioned to draft plans for Myers Park.  In addition to creating the curving streets, the parks and organizing the major tree plantings, Nolen and Draper offered garden designs for most of the early houses, which they believed would support and enforce their vision of an urban park.

The National Register of Historic Places is the Nation’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. Authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect our historic and archeological resources.

Properties listed in the Register include districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that are significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture. The National Register is administered by the National Park Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

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