BGPG is experienced in nominating gravesites, burying grounds and cemeteries for landmark designation – either individually or as “contributing resources” within historic districts – as a way of documenting their cultural and historical significance. This designation may be on the local, state or national level. Listing in the National Register of Historic Places is widely accepted as our highest standard of landmark designation.
Gravesites, burying grounds and cemeteries may also be included as “contributing resources” within historic districts composed of various buildings, structures and sites, or grouped as a distinct property type and nominated to the National Register of Historic Places using a Multiple Property District Form (MPDF'). Formerly known as thematic districts, MPDFs are districts with non-contiguous resources (e.g., lighthouses, lifesaving stations) that share related features.