Designation as a National Historic Landmark:
• ensures that stories of nationally significant historic events, places, or persons are recognized and preserved for the benefit of all citizens.
• may provide the property's historic character with a measure of protection against any project initiated by the Federal government.
• may ensure eligibility for grants, tax credits, and other opportunities to maintain a property's historic character.
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Philip Johnson Glass House, CT: As one of the masterworks of modern American architecture, the Philip Johnson Glass House is a key monument in postwar construction. It epitomizes the International Style and has long been regarded as one of the premier representatives of modernism. Johnson's work as an architect and critic has had a profound effect on the course of twentieth-century architecture.