To highlight culturally remarkable US buildings + sites deemed unlandmarkable by their Landmarks Preservation Commissions, due to lack of "architectural integrity".
Presenting the unLandmarkables(TM), a Beyond Integrity in X(TM) database!
This historic preservation tool is a response to a trend across the country of preservation professionals placing more value on the architectural integrity of a place over the cultural significance. These professionals include:
the keepers of the National Register of Historic Places,
Landmarks Preservation Commissions/Boards, and
authors of landmark nomination forms
Historically, professionals outside of the NRHP, have been following the leadership of this national institution. "A survey published in 2018 suggests that 86% of local historic preservation laws in a representative sample relied on the National Register designation standards" (Bronin, Sara C. "Integrity as a Legal Concept," https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3776001, site visited 15Feb2021.). These standards have relied heavily on architectural integrity, less so on cultural significance.
The goal is to track the landmark journey of these sites and to serve as a place of cross-pollinating techniques to change the landmarking fate of these properties and future sites with similar traits, that would define them as "unLandmarkable."