National vs. Local Register Listings

The National Register is maintained by the U.S. Department of the Interior. It recognizes the significance of properties and districts. By doing so, it identifies significant historic resources in a community of National significance.  Gig Harbor currently has one listing on the prestigious National Register. 


A Local Register listing is a definable area or object that has special historical or aesthetic interest or value; represents one or more periods or styles of architecture typical of one or more eras in the history of the town that demonstrates a visibly perceptible period of the community.   Gig Harbor currently has seven listings.

Structures that were over 50 years old but lacked the integrity of the original architecture, materials and/or scale because of upgrades, repairs, or changes were identified as Ineligible Properties for the local, state, and national registers.