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Fall 2016/Winter 2017 Forum Journal: Fifty Years of Heritage So Rich: The National Historic Preservation Act

01-30-2017 13:01

Cover of the Fall 2016/Winter 2017 Forum JournalAs we leave 2016 and the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) behind, we pause to reflect on the NHPA and its role in shaping the preservation movement over the last half-century. Like other legislation conceived and enacted in the time of President Johnson’s Great Society, the NHPA exemplified the optimism and progressive vision of the era and has considerably shaped the landscape of the country we know today. In this issue of the Forum Journal, we seek to represent the breadth the NHPA and the programs it initiated, examining its many accomplishments as well as its unfulfilled potential.

Table of Contents
  • The National Historic Preservation Act at 50: “A Living Part of Our Community Life and Development” by Thompson Mayes
  • Significance Is Always Intangible: An Interview with the Keepers of the National Register by Susan West Montgomery
  • “Now that the Slums Are Fashionable”: Origins of Section 104 of the National Historic Preservation Act by John H. Sprinkle Jr.
  • The Unfulfilled Potential of the National Historic Preservation Act by Thomas F. King
  • The Historic Preservation Fund: Expanding on the Foundation We’ve Built Together by Congressmen Earl Blumenauer and Mike Turner
  • The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation at 50 by Ronald D. Anzalone
  • Taking the National Historic Preservation Program to the Next Level by Susan West Montgomery

Author(s):Thompson Mayes, Susan West Montgomery, John H. Sprinkle Jr., Thomas F. King, Congressmen Earl Blumenauer and Mike Turner, Ronald D. Anzalone
Volume:Vol. 31
Issue:No. 1–2
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Fall 2016/Winter 2017 Forum Journal (Full Issue)   8.35MB   1 version
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Significance Is Always Intangible: An Interview with the ...   2.64MB   1 version
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This interview includes the voices of every Keeper of the National Register since its inception. The Keepers discuss their collective and individual experiences, describing their favorite listings and accomplishments, the evolution of the register, and their hope for its future. They also tackle some of the more controversial register nominations of their respective tenures.
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The National Historic Preservation Act at 50: “A Living P...   1.89MB   1 version
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In the introduction, National Trust Vice President and Senior Counsel Thompson Mayes lays out the historic context of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) by detailing President Johnson’s Great Society vision and outlining other ambitious legislation of the time. Mayes goes on to summarize 50 years of effective action achieved as a result of the NHPA but also to underscore the elements of the NHPA’s vision that have yet to be fulfilled, expressing hope for forward thinking and vision in the preservation movement over the next half-century.
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“Now that the Slums Are Fashionable”: Origins of Section ...   1.15MB   1 version
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Bureau Historian for the Park History Program of the National Park Service John H. Sprinkle Jr. describes the origins of Section 104 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), which would establish a loan guarantee program for historic properties but has not been enacted. Sprinkle details early efforts at creating an adequate loan program for historic resources, the concerns of National Register of Historic Places nomination criteria, and the 1980 amendments to the NHPA that created Section 104.
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The Unfulfilled Potential of the National Historic Preser...   2.13MB   1 version
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Cultural resource management expert Thomas F. King focuses on the unfulfilled potential of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). King uses his personal background with the NHPA, Section 106, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation as a springboard to bring up issues of representation and inclusion in preservation. King goes on to detail the limitations of the National Register of Historic Places and the administration of the NHPA. He closes with a set of suggestions about how to rethink and refresh the NHPA and the movement as a whole.
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The Historic Preservation Fund: Expanding on the Foundati...   1.92MB   1 version
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Co-chairs of the Historic Preservation Caucus, congressmen Earl Blumenauer and Mike Turner discuss the significance of the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF). They discuss the HPF’s impact on the national preservation program, note its recent reauthorization, and emphasize the need to expand that impact in order to continue preserving our national heritage.
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The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation at 50   4.09MB   1 version
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Ronald D. Anzalone, director of the Office of Preservation Initiatives at the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), describes the origins of the ACHP and Section 106. He goes on to discuss the early implementation of Section 106 and its evolution over time, including recurring issues as well as efforts to improve federal programs and promote federal preservation policy. Anzalone closes by looking forward to a broad and inclusive preservation agenda for the next 50 years.
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Taking the National Historic Preservation Program to the ...   1.18MB   1 version
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The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Vice President of Preservation Resources Susan West Montgomery lays out policy recommendations for improving the national historic preservation program over the next 50 years. The recommendations concern Section 106, funding, historic tax credits, the National Register of Historic Places, public-private partnerships and historic leasing, Certified Local Governments, qualification standards, and full implementation of the National Historic Preservation Act.

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