The Wedgwood Historical Association (WHA) is a nonprofit corporation with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, founded in March 2021. We hold a deep appreciation for midcentury architecture and design and are dedicated to empowering and preserving our community.
Sponsor the nomination of Wedgwood as a historical district on the National Register of Historic Places. WHA has begun a survey of the homes in the neighborhood in collaboration with students and professors from the UTA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs to nominate most sections of Wedgwood to the NRHP within the next few years.
Educate community members and bring awareness of Wedgwood's historical significance.
Promote appreciation for the architecture and design of houses in the wedgwood neighborhood.
Encourage home maintenance, renovations and rehabilitation that respect the historic home’s original character and style.
Conduct oral interviews of former and current residents of Wedgwood.
Host educational events and lectures.
Gather, archive and display historical material relevant to the development of Wedgwood.
Artist's rendering of Wedgwood Country Club
The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America’s historic and archeological resources. We like to refer to it as an “honor roll” of historic buildings and places. Please see the video of our lecture on this topic here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=952931112278941&ref=sharing
THERE ARE NO RESTRICTIONS PLACED ON OWNERS OF A PROPERTY LISTED IN THE NRHP! Further, the nomination must be voted on by property owners. Under Federal Law, the listing of a property in the National Register places no restrictions on what a non-federal owner may do with their property up to and including destruction, unless the property is involved in a project that receives Federal assistance, usually funding or licensing/permitting.
Higher property values, stability for the neighborhood, availability of federal funds for certain improvements, and protection against federal projects.
At this website maintained by the National Park Service: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/nationalregister/index.htm