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Any building, district, object, site or structure which is more than 50 years old may be designated for inclusion in the Bothell register if it is significantly associated with the history, architecture, archaeology, engineering or cultural heritage of the community. The property must also possess integrity of location, design, materials, workmanship and association and must fall into one or more of the following categories:

A. It is associated with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of local, state or national history;

B. It is associated with the lives of persons significant in the local, state or national history;

C. It exemplifies or reflects special elements of the city’s cultural, political, special, aesthetic, engineering, architectural or economic history;

D. It embodies the distinctive architectural characteristics of a type, style, period or method of designing or construction, or represents a significant and distinguishable entity whose components may lack individual distinction;

E. It is the outstanding work of an architect, designer or builder who has made a substantial contribution to the art;

F. It has yielded, or may be likely to yield, information important in prehistory or history;

G. Because of its prominence of spatial location, contrasts of siting, age or scale, it is an easily identifiable visual feature of its neighborhood or the identity of such neighborhood or the city;

H. It is a building or structure removed from its original location but which is significant primarily for architectural value, or which is the only surviving structure significantly associated with a historic person or event;

I. It is a birthplace or grave of a historical figure of outstanding importance and is the only surviving structure or site associated with that person;

J. It is a cemetery which derives its primary significance from age, from distinctive design features, or from association with historic events or cultural patterns;

K. It is a reconstructed building that has been executed in a historically accurate manner on the original site;

L. It is a creative and unique example of folk architecture and design created by persons not formally trained in the architectural or design professions, and which does not fit into formal architectural or historical categories;

M. It is a property achieving significance within the past 50 years if it is of exceptional importance or if it is an integral part of a district eligible for listing in the Bothell register of historic landmarks. (Ord. 2322 § 11, 2020; Ord. 2069 § 2 (Exh. B), 2011; Ord. 1635 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1258 § 1, 1987).