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State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO):

Official appointed or designated, pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act, to administer a state's historic preservation program. Source : Miller, Julia H. A Layperson’s Guide to Historic Preservation Law: A Survey of Federal, State, and Local Laws Governing Historic Resources...





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The Secretary of the Interior`s Standards for Rehabilitation: H. Ward Jandl

Over the past 10 years, the Secretary of the Interior`s Standards for Rehabilitation, which comprise one section of the Secretary`s Standards for Historic Preservation Projects, have been widely adopted by state and federal agencies and a number of historic district and planning commissions...


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The French Have a Word for It

A few weeks ago, stuck in the pages of a Pottery Barn catalog (no matter where I move, I can always count on the Boston University Alumni Association and Pottery Barn to track me down) was a poignant plea for help. The League of Historic American Theatres (LHAT) was reaching out to its members...


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Restoration Needed: Preserving SHPOs in the National Historic Preservation Program

Our national historic preservation program was created in 1966 when Congress passed the National Historic Preservation Act. The National Trust and the National Park Service were leaders in drafting this legislation that created the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and the state historic...


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The Legacy Program: A Model for Federal Agencies: Enhancing the Management of Natural and Cultural Resources

Legacy has come of age! Its champions are men and women from every military service and civilian defense agency who have joined together in a unique public-private partnership with communities across the nation. Today, the Legacy Resources Management Program stands as a model initiative--a...


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Section 106 from the SHPO Perspective

Thousands of projects are submitted to individual state historic preservation offices (SHPOs) annually for Section 106 review, and each provides an opportunity to protect the well-being of our cultural heritage. While this opportunity does not always result in protection, Section 106 review...