Working with WP:NRHP Wikimania, 2012 CC-By-3.0 Smallbones
Working with WP:NRHPUseful for Wiki Loves Monuments – US(September 2012 Photo contest)The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is arm of US National Park Service lists historic sites (with SHPOs) ~ 87,000 NRHPs,~ 2,500 National Historic Landmarks (NHLs)http://nrhp.focus.nps.gov/
WikiProject:NRHP- Lists sites in tables on Wikipedia e.g. List of RHPs, List of RHPS in DC- Writes NRHP articles – e.g. Lisner Auditorium- Takes photos of NRHP sites- Answers questions at WT:NRHP
County Lists, heart of WP:NRHP - From List of RHPs, Click on State, click on County, subdivisions - List of RHPS in XX, XX= state postal abbrev. - From county article – Prince George’s County, MDCC-By-3.0 Wikipedia
County Lists, continued- Note: name, address, coords (click for map) Click on Google/Bing “Map coordinates” for allPrint for walking trip Save as .pdf on computer- Check talk page, sometimes only “photos needed” CC-By-3.0 Wikipedia- “Address Restricted”- Historic Districts- Empty lots!
Taking photos- Any camera will do!- Get overview and/or details, interiors, outbuildings- Light is everything! just after dawn, just before dusk sun at your back or whatever works!- Edit (iPhoto built in to Mac) e.g. tilt, crop, shadows – this really helps!
Getting info- http://nrhp.focus.nps.gov/ for some states- e-mail NRHP for nomination firstname.lastname@example.org- SHPO websites- For Federal buildings, GSA- HABS/HAER data pages- Search web, local historical societies- On-site plaques (take photos), brochures