Saving Places that Matter: A Citizen's Guide to the National Historic Preservation Act

1st Edition

Thomas F King

Routledge
Published August 15, 2008
Reference - 240 Pages
ISBN 9781598740851 - CAT# Y287524

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Summary

They’re going to tear down the most cherished building in your town for another strip mall. How do you stop it? Tom King, renowned expert on the heritage preservation process, explains to preservationists and other community activists the ins and outs of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act—the major federal law designed to protect historic places—and how it can be used to protect special places in your community. King will show you the scope of the law, how it is often misinterpreted or ignored by government agencies and developers, and how to use its provisions to force other to pay attention to your concerns. He explains the quirky role of the National Register and the importance of consultation in getting what you want. King provides you with numerous examples of how communities have used the Section 106 process to stop wanton development, and encourages you to do the same. King’s guide will be the bible for any heritage preservation or community activist movement.

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