Ordinance 1313 Section 24-18.3 Historic Designation Criteria for qualifying as historic. Generally, these include whether the landmark has historical, cultural, social or architectural significance. Homes from the colonial era would likely qualify as an historic landmark because of its significance in Mahwah's early history. However, a home might qualify as an historic landmark even if it is not especially "old" because it might qualify if it is associated with a person significant to the Township's history (e.g, Joyce Kilmer's home), or because it is of a unique architectural style (e.g, American Craftsman style). The Historic Preservation Commission can assist you in determining whether your home or structure might be eligible for inclusion in the Township Ordinance as a protected historic site.