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K-2 <br />2 <br />a. Sites and structures connected with events significant in the <br />economic, cultural, political, social, or civic history of the City of <br />Newport Beach, the County of Orange, the State of California, or <br />the United States of America. <br /> <br />b. Structures or areas identified with the lives of historical personages <br />of the City of Newport Beach, the County of Orange, the State o f <br />California, or the United States of America. <br /> <br />c. Sites and groups of structures representing historical development <br />patterns, including, but not limited to, urbanization patterns, <br />railroads, agricultural settlements, and canals. <br /> <br />B. Classification. <br /> <br />Historical property shall be categorized in relation to their significance and <br />condition in the Newport Beach Register of Historical Property under the <br />following hierarchical classification system: <br /> <br />Class 1. Major Historic Landmark. A building, structure, object, site, or <br />natural feature of major historical significance. The property <br />exemplifies historic/architectural themes of local and statewide <br />importance and serves as a significant part of the heritage of <br />Newport Beach. <br /> <br />Class 2. Historic Landmark. A building, structure, object, site, or natural <br />feature of historical significance. The property is representative of <br />historic/architectural themes of local and statewide importance <br />and serves as a physical link to the historical past of Newport <br />Beach. <br /> <br />Class 3. Local Historic Site. A building, structure, object, site, or natural <br />feature of local significance only. The property is representative of <br />historic/architectural themes of local importance. <br /> <br />Class 4. Structure of Historic Interest. A building, structure, object, site, or <br />natural feature that has been altered to the extent that the <br />historic/architectural integrity has been substantially compromised <br />but is still worthy of recognition. <br />