Historic Properties in Manhattan

National, State & Manhattan Register of Historic Places

Manhattan has more than 30 properties and/or districts currently listed on the national, state or Manhattan historic register with many more eligible for such recognition (see Multiple Property Documentation Forms). View the Historic Sites Map to see where these sites are located.

Tour of Historic Places

Read more about Manhattan's historic places and why they are significant:

Manhattan Register of Historic Places

City-Owned Structures

In order to better manage Manhattan’s historic resources the Historic Resources Board and city staff have prepared the City-Owned Structures Historic Inventory & Guide to provide background information, historic significance potential, and preservation priority on selected city-owned structures built prior to 1965.

Nomination Form

The full nomination form for each property listed on the National Register of Historic Places or the Register of Historic Kansas Places can be downloaded from the Kansas State Historical Society's National & State Register Database.

Information About Nominations

National / State
If you would like information about nominating a property to the national or state register, please visit the Kansas State Historical Society website.


For the local register, read about the Manhattan Register of Historic Places. You may also email Long Range Planner Ben Chmiel or call 785-587-2435 for additional assistance.