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Rose Valley National Historic District

After nearly three years of effort, the Rose Valley Historic

District was approved on July 19, 2010 by the U.S. Department

of Interior and placed

on the National Register of Historic Places.

The creation of the Rose Valley Historic District is a

national honor in recognition of Rose Valley’s unique

historic legacy. The US Department of Interior has

recognized Rose Valley as one of the premier arts-and-crafts

communities in the United States. We should take great pride

in this singular achievement. Our Historic District is a gift

to our present and future generations of Rose Valley residents.

The application that was submitted for this designation can be

seen by clicking here.  The historic inventory that is referenced in

this document can be seen by clicking here. 

The Rose Valley Historic District consists of 123 resources

(105 buildings, 7 sites, 10 structures and 1 object (the Minquas

Path Historic Marker on Rose Valley Road). A map of these resources

can be seen by clicking here (the map is in two pieces, so it is

necessary to scroll down to see both parts). Photos of the buildings

and other resources are on the accompanying page, "Historic District

Photos." The numbers below the photos refer to the item number in the

first column on the historic inventory.

Our District is not just a collection of old buildings! It’s a testament to:


our unique community spirit,


our values, and


our roots.

Historic District Photos

The photos in this gallery are the property of Anne Marie Palita Smith. To request permission to reuse photos or to obtain a high-resolution copy of a photo, use the "contact us" link on this site and put "historic photo" in the subject line. The number on each photo refers to the item number in the first column of the historic inventory.

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