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Wiki Loves Monuments 2021
in the United States

National Winners!

Wiki Loves Monuments 2021 in the United States saw over 600 people contribute images from 5,500 photos of cultural and historic sites from all over the United States and its territories. In addition to National Register of Historic Places sites, we welcomed images of Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks from the American Society of Civil Engineers, historic sites and properties listed on the Daughters of the American Revolution site, and U.S. historical markers listed on the Historical Marker Database. We also welcomed uploads of sites designated by state- and local-level historical institutions and societies, including American Indian Heritage Sites, African American Heritage Sites, Latino American Heritage Sites, and Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Sites designated by the United States National Park Service. Hundreds of these photos are being used to help illustrate pages across various Wikimedia projects, including Wikipedia and Wikidata.

After several weeks and three rounds of judging by our judges, we are pleased to announce the winners of Wiki Loves Monuments 2021 in the United States. These photos are recognized for their photographic quality, artistic merit, and their encyclopedic value as illustrations of unique historical sites.

We were impressed by many incredible submissions, and as always, it proves to be difficult to narrow it down to just ten winners. That being said - congratulations to the following winners of the US contest and their amazing photographs! All ten will receive a prize and certificate and will move on to the international jury for a shot at winning an international Wiki Loves Monuments prize.

Finally: Thank you to all participants, as well as to our judges, editors, and organizers who helped make this event possible.

1st Place
By Valenna Becker

The Bethany Lutheran Church is a historic wood-frame church located in Oilmont, Montana, on the National Register of Historic Places, here pictured against the Northern Lights.

Bethany Lutheran Church in Oilmont, Montana

2nd Place
Elvira Butler

Mortuary Chapel with graves in Tumacacori, Arizona, depicts the ruins of the 18th-century Franciscan mission, Mission San José de Tumacácori, built on the site of an earlier 1691 mission founded at an extant native O'odham or Sobaipuri settlement. These ruins at Tumacácori National Historical Park represent the first mission in southern Arizona, but not the first mission in Arizona.

Tumacacori Mortuary Chapel with graves

3rd Place
By Daniel M. Horowitz

Fort Crown Point was a British fort built by British and provincial troops from New York and the New England Colonies in North America in 1759 at what later became the border between New York State and Vermont. Erected to secure the region against the French, the fort was the largest earthen fortress built in the United States and its ruins are a National Historic Landmark and administered as part of Crown Point State Historic Site.


4th Place
By Schuyler Neuhauser

The Little Red Lighthouse, officially Jeffrey's Hook Light, is a small lighthouse located in Fort Washington Park, New York, along the Hudson River in Manhattan, New York City, under the George Washington Bridge. It is on the National Register of Historic Places as "Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse" and was designated a New York City Landmark in 1991.

Jeffrey's Hook Light

5th Place
By Rdorzback

White Sands National Park, an American national park located in New Mexico.

White Sands, New Mexico

6th Place
By Brokelizard

The stone remains of the 1851 bridge located in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia on the Potomac River. The Harpers Ferry National Historic Park contains the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Potomac River Crossing historic site, on the National Register of Historic Places.

Not all historical remains are buried in Harpers Ferry, WV

7th Place
By RBFinMpls

The interior worship space of Christ Church Lutheran designed by Eliel Saarinen, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Christ Church Lutheran, Minneapolis, interior

8th Place (Tie)
By MichaelDPhotos

Bass Harbor Head Light, depicted at sunset, located within Acadia National Park in Mount Desert Island, Maine, marking the entrance to Bass Harbor and Blue Hill Bay, is on the National Register of Historic Places.

8th Place (Tie)
By Elizabeth H. Jones

The Bodie Island Lighthouse and Walkway, depicted at night, was built in 1872 and was transferred into the care of the National Park Service in 2000. It is located on Bodie Island, just south of Nags Head on the Outer Banks in North Carolina.

Bodie Lighthouse and Walkway

10th Place
By Aaron Karp

Barnegat Lighthouse, is a historic lighthouse located in Barnegat Lighthouse State Park on the northern tip of Long Beach Island, in Ocean County, New Jersey, on the south side of Barnegat Inlet. Built in 1859, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Barnegat lighthouse at sunset