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Truckee Veterans Memorial Building and Rocking Stone Tower, photo by Greg Zirbel, 2013.

Truckee-Veterans Memorial Building
Hearing April 30, 2021
, 9 am Virtual

National Register of History Places Designation Process

The National Register Truckee Veterans Memorial Building (TVMB) and Rocking Stone Tower (RST) nomination process started with the California State Historic Preservation Office in Sacramento. The TVMB & RST property has met the National Register Criteria for Evaluation. This involved reviewing the property’s age, significance, and integrity (started April 2017* and most recent revision October 2020).

On April 30, 2021, the California State Historical Resources Commission (SHRC) will review the TVMB and RST nomination. Upon approval, TVMB & RST nomination will be submitted by California State to the National Park Services in Washington, D.C. for final review and listing by the Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places. The National Park Service makes a listing decision within 45 days.
For more detailed information

You are invited to attend the April 30, 2021 SHRC’s meeting by Zoom or Microsoft Team platform at which time the TVMB & RST nomination will be considered and acted upon by SHRC.
What we are asking you to do
Written comments regarding the nomination may be submitted to California State Parks, Attn: Office of Historic Preservation, Julianne Polanco, State Historic Preservation Officer, 1725 23rd Street, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95816, or by email to , and . It is requested that comments be submitted to the Office of Historic Preservation fifteen (15) days in advance of the April 30, 2021 meeting.  Please also provide a
copy of your letter of support to us at Truckee-Donner Historical Society, P.O. Box 893, Truckee, CA  96160, or by email to

The NPS 10-900 application is available online to view at the SHRC website at this link, or from the TDHS 'Satellite' Library, a bound printed copy of the NPS 10-900 TVMB & RST Application can be borrowed (loaned out) for overnight review. Please contact Barbara Czerwinski at or 530-550-8057 (home/recorder) to arrange for driveway pickup.  Please take a look at the extensive research that went into this Application. 
Sample support letter
Online meeting information


Thank you for your support. Truckee is an amazing community that honors veterans and embraces historical places (sites).

Truckee Area National Register Sites

National Historic Landmarks
   Donner Camp Sites
National Register of Historic Places
   Boca Dam
   Commercial Row - Brickelltown Historic District
   Donner Camp
   Kruger (White) House
California Historical Landmarks
   # 134 Donner (Pioneer) Monument
   # 780 First Transcontinental Railroad - Truckee

* TDHS's first announcement about the process at this link, March 2016, p. 3.

Your Volunteers at Truckee-Donner Historical Society

Benefits of Listing in the National Register
Listing in the National Register is the United States' official list of historical properties worthy of preservation and provides recognition and assists in preserving California's heritage.  Listing also assures review of federal projects that might adversely affect the character of the historic property.  As of January 1, 1993, all National Register properties are automatically included in the California Register of Historical Resources (California Register) and afforded consideration during the State (CEQA) environmental review process.

Listing in the National Register does NOT mean that the federal or state government will attach restrictive covenants to the property or try to acquire it.  Public visitation rights are not required of owners.  National Register listed properties may qualify for state and federal benefits.  Additional information may be found at, or at this site.
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