Listed on the NATIONAL REGISTER of historic places
The Howland Cultural Center is housed in the 1872 Richard Morris Hunt building listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building was commissioned by Civil War General and shipping magnate Joseph Howland as a circulating library. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, the first building in the City of Beacon to receive the distinction.
The National Register of Historic Places is an official listing of historically significant sites and properties throughout the country. While the program is officially part of the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, the processing and review of applications is done at the state level. National Register listed resources include districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that have been identified and documented as being significant in American history, architecture, archaeology, engineering or culture.
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