The following criteria are to be used in determining eligibility and appropriateness of selection as a historically significant site:
   (A)   The quality of significance in the city’s history, architecture, archaeology and culture is present in districts, sites, buildings, structures and objects that possess integrity of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling and association, and that:
      (1)   Are associated with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of the city’s history;
      (2)   Are associated with the lives of persons significant in the city’s past;
      (3)   Embody the distinctive characteristics of a type, period or method of construction or that represent the work of a master, or that possess high artistic values, or that represent a significant and distinguishable entity whose components lack individual distinction; or
      (4)   Have yielded, or may be likely to yield, information important in prehistory or history.
   (B)   Ordinarily cemeteries, birthplaces or graves of historical figures, properties owned by religious institutions or used for religious purposes, structures that have been moved from their original locations, reconstructed historic buildings, properties primarily commemorative in nature and properties that have achieved significance within the past 75 years shall not be considered eligible for the city’s historic register. However, such properties will qualify if they are integral parts of districts that do meet the criteria or if they fall within the following categories:
      (1)   A religious property deriving primary significance from architectural or artistic distinction or historical importance;
      (2)   A building or structure removed from its original location but which is significant primarily for architectural value, or which is the surviving structure most importantly associated with a historic person or event;
      (3)   A birthplace or grave of a historical figure of outstanding importance if there is no appropriate site or building directly associated with his or her productive life;
      (4)   A cemetery which derives its primary significance from graves of persons of transcendent importance, from age, from distinctive design features or from association with historic events;
      (5)   A reconstructed building when accurately executed in a suitable environment and presented in a dignified manner as part of a restoration master plan, and when no other building or structure with the same association has survived; and
      (6)   A property achieving significance within the past 50 years if it is of exceptional importance.
(2011 Code, § 2-407)  (Ord. 07-01, passed 4- -2007)