We have an 1876, W.T. Garratt, 15″ Bell, made in the San Francisco Foundry. I need to know how to make this bell a historical site once it is located in our church.
I need all the history on this Company and their bells. I have seen other W.T. Garratt bells that are on the internet and they are in the Bay Area,
and this is what I would like to do for our bell as well, once it is located in at our church. The company name and the city where there bell was made is stamped right
on the bell and I have found that it is made of copper and tin. Please help me with whatever information you can give me on the above and
also the value of a bell of this age.
Our Lady of the Lake Church
Regarding how to make a bell a historical site, I suggest you go to http://www.nps.gov/nr/national_register_fundamentals.htm.
National Register of Historic Places Program: Fundamentals
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.
Where to Start (How to list a property)
The National Register nomination process usually starts with your State Historic Preservation Office* (SHPO). Contact your SHPO or check their web page for National Register information, research materials, and necessary forms to begin the nomination process. If the property is on federal or tribal land, then the process starts with the Federal Preservation Office or Tribal Preservation Office…