Albert Glatz Tobacco Shop
Site of the first tobacconist in Rome (Lititz), Pennsylvania
1765 - Present
Preserved for the people in the County of Lancaster, in The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States of America in 2010.
Preservation and It's Importance
About Ned, Michlle and
Why Should We Preserve Historic Places?
If we wish to have a future with greater meaning,
we must concern ourselves with the total heritage of our nation.
Discover all that is worth preserving from our past and incorporate
this history into a living part of the present. Therefore, we
preserve, restore and, when necessary, rebuild the physical structures
and cultural heritage of our historical past.
U.S. Department of the Interior
Established under the Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, the national historic preservation program is a partnership between the Federal, State, and local governments; private, non-profit organizations; and the public. The Act and its provisions establish the framework within which citizens plan, identify, evaluate, register, and protect significant historic and archeological properties throughout the Nation.
The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 assigns
the National Register of Historic Places a central role in recognizing
buildings, sites, districts, structures, and objects significant
in American history, archeology, architecture, engineering, or
culture, and identifying them as worthy of preservation. Anyone
can prepare a nomination to the National Register, working with
the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) in their State.
State and Federal Historic Preservation Officers (FPOs) also survey
and evaluate properties in their jurisdictions, determine which
of these properties are eligible for listing, and prepare nominations
to the Register. Nominations submitted through the States must
first be approved by a Review Board appointed by the Governor
before being reviewed by the National Register staff. If the professional
staff at the National Register concludes that the property meets
the criteria for evaluation, it is recommended for listing to
the Keeper of the National Register.
• Listing in the National Register honors
the property by recognizing its importance to its community, State,
or the Nation.