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California State Capitol from Capitol Mall - Sacramento (26429122855)
The California State Capitol, one of the state's most visited Historical Landmarks

A California Historical Landmark (CHL) is a building, structure, site, or place in California that has been determined to have statewide historical landmark significance.

Criteria

Historical significance is determined by meeting at least one of the criteria listed below:

  1. The first, last, only, or most significant of its type in the state or within a large geographic region (Northern, Central, or Southern California);
  2. Associated with an individual or group having a profound influence on the history of California; or
  3. A prototype of, or an outstanding example of, a period, style, architectural movement or construction; or is one of the more notable works, or the best surviving work in a region, of a pioneer architect, designer, or master builder.

Other designations

California Historical Landmarks of number 770 and above are automatically listed in the California Register of Historical Resources.

By contrast, a site, building, feature, or event that is of local (city or county) significance may be designated as a California Point of Historical Interest.

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