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National Register of Historic Places listings in American Samoa

 

National Register of Historic Places listings in American Samoa

American Samoa districts (clickable)

This is a list of the Swains Island.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted December 5, 2014.[1]

Contents

  • Numbers of listings 1
  • Eastern 2
  • Manu'a 3
  • Rose Atoll 4
  • Western 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7

Numbers of listings

The following are approximate tallies of current listings in American Samoa on the National Register of Historic Places. These counts are based on entries in the National Register Information Database as of April 24, 2008[2] and new weekly listings posted since then on the National Register of Historic Places web site.[3] There are frequent additions to the listings and occasional delistings and the counts here are not official. Also, the counts in this table exclude boundary increase and decrease listings which modify the area covered by an existing property or district and which carry a separate National Register reference number.

District # of Sites
1 Eastern 15
2 Manu'a 1
3 Rose Atoll 1
4 Swains Island 0
5 Western 12
Total: 29

Eastern

[4] Name on the Register Image Date listed[5] Location Village Description
1 Blunts Point Naval Guns
Blunts Point Naval Guns
April 26, 1973
(#73002128)
Matautu Ridge
Pago Pago
2 Breakers Point Naval Guns
October 18, 1999
(#99001231)
Breakers Point
Lauli'i
3 Courthouse of American Samoa
Courthouse of American Samoa
February 12, 1974
(#74002180)
Near Pago Pago Harbor
Fagatogo
4 Government House
Government House
March 16, 1972
(#72001443)
Togotogo Ridge
Pago Pago
5 Michael J. Kirwan Educational Television Center
October 23, 2009
(#09000842)
American Samoa Highway 118, north side of Utulei
Utulei
6 Lau'agae Ridge Quarry
March 30, 2000
(#99001227)
Address Restricted
Tula
7 Governor H. Rex Lee Auditorium
November 12, 2010
(#10000888)
American Samoa Highway 001, William McKinley Memorial Highway
Utulei
8 Masefau Defensive Fortifications
November 14, 2012
(#12000919)
Masefau Beach
Masefau
9 Navy Building 38
March 16, 1972
(#72001441)
Pago Pago Harbor
Fagatogo
10 Navy Building 43
March 16, 1972
(#72001442)
Pago Pago Harbor
Fagatogo
11 Old Vatia
November 2, 2006
(#06000956)
Above Vatia southwest of American Samoa Highway 015
Vatia
12 Satala Cemetery
October 19, 2006
(#05001110)
American Samoa Highway 001 , west of Satala
Lalopua
13 Sadie Thompson Building
Sadie Thompson Building
July 2, 2003
(#03000582)
Along main road
Fagatogo
14 Tulauta Village
June 2, 1997
(#87001980)
Address Restricted
Tula
15 U.S. Naval Station Tutuila Historic District
U.S. Naval Station Tutuila Historic District
June 20, 1990
(#90000854)
South and west sides of Pago Pago Harbor
Fagatogo and Utulei

Manu'a

[4] Name on the Register Image Date listed[5] Location Village Description
1 Faga Village Site
November 23, 2003
(#99001228)
Address Restricted
Fitiuta

Rose Atoll

[4] Name on the Register Image Date listed[5] Location Village Description
1 Rose Island Concrete Monument
Rose Island Concrete Monument
December 18, 2013
(#13000920)
Approximately 160 feet (49 m) east of atoll lagoon
Rose Atoll Concrete marker placed in 1920 during visit to atoll by Governor Terhune.

Western

[4] Name on the Register Image Date listed[5] Location Village Description
1 A'a Village (AS-34-33)
November 19, 1987
(#87001956)
Address Restricted
Tapua'ina
2 Aasu
Aasu
April 13, 1972
(#72001444)
Adjacent to Massacre Bay
Aasu An armed confrontation between Samoans and French explorers from the expedition of Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse, on this site in 1787 led to the deaths of 12 Frenchmen. News of the incident gave Samoans a reputation for ferocity among Europeans and deterred foreign intervention in Samoa for about a century. The French government placed a memorial at the site in 1883.[6]
3 Afao Beach Site
November 14, 2012
(#12000916)
Afao Beach
Coordinates missing
Afao
4 Atauloma Girls School
Atauloma Girls School
March 16, 1972
(#72001445)
West edge of Afao
Afao The London Missionary Society opened this parochial school in 1900 as the second secondary school on Tutuila, and the first to admit girls. It prepared girls primarily to be pastors' wives, and after 1913 provided graduates to the nursing school at the naval station at Pago Pago.[7]
5 Fagalele Boys School
March 16, 1972
(#72001446)
South of Leone
Leone This 19th-century residential parochial school was built by the London Missionary Society for the primary purpose of educating future pastors, possibly as early as 1850. It was the first secondary school in what is now American Samoa, and it may be the oldest surviving building on Tutuila.[8]
6 Fagatele Bay Site
June 2, 1997
(#87001958)
Address Restricted
Futiga
7 Maloata Village
June 12, 1997
(#87001955)
Address Restricted
Tapua'ina
8 Poloa Defensive Fortifications
November 14, 2012
(#12000917)
Poloa Beach
Poloa Consisting of three pillboxes along the beach, these fortifications were built by American Marines as part of a system of defenses against a feared Japanese amphibious invasion of Samoa during the early part of World War II.[9]
9 Site AS-31-72
June 2, 1997
(#97000431)
Address Restricted
Faleniu
10 Tataga-Matau Fortified Quarry Complex (AS-34-10)
November 19, 1987
(#87001957)
Address Restricted
Leone
11 Tupapa Site
October 30, 2009
(#09000852)
Address Restricted
A'asufou
12 Turtle and Shark
November 19, 2014
(#14000925)
2506 Turtle and Shark Road
Coordinates missing
Vaitogi

See also

References

  1. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on December 5, 2014.
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
  3. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service. Retrieved January 16, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c d Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined , differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  5. ^ a b c d The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
  6. ^ Apple, Russell A. (May 25, 1971), National Register of Historic Places Inventory — Nomination Form: Aasu (PDF), retrieved November 27, 2014 .
  7. ^ Apple, Russell A. (July 9, 1971), National Register of Historic Places Inventory — Nomination Form: Atauloma Girls School (PDF), retrieved December 3, 2014 .
  8. ^ Apple, Russell A. (July 8, 1971), National Register of Historic Places Inventory — Nomination Form: Fagalele Boys School (PDF), retrieved September 1, 2014 .
  9. ^ Klenck, Joel D. (September 18, 2012), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Poloa (PDF), retrieved August 30, 2014 .
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