Required for Placement on the National Register
first step in an Arkansas property's being placed on the
National Register is the filing of a Determination of
Eligibility application with the Department of Arkansas
Heritage in Little Rock. This form requires the
home owner to respond to a number of specific questions,
supplying information that allows the National Register
historians in the state capital to determine if, indeed,
the property is eligible for the National Register.
on this document, referred to as a DOE, state historians
judge first whether a site inspection is warranted, and,
if so, two state historians visit the property.
Their recommendation about the building's eligibility is
presented to the entire department, the group that makes
the final decision.
property is deemed eligible, the owner then completes a
registration form, again responding to specific
criteria. These two documents, the Determination
of Eligibility Application and the National Register
Registration Form, for the McClure Highfill Home in
Paragould, Arkansas, appear on the links accessed