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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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Sustaining Section 106 into the 21st Century: GSA’s Perspective

In 2010, the National Trust for Historic Preservation issued a Section 106 Back to Basics report which identified the General Services Administration (GSA) as setting “the gold standard” in its sophistication and commitment to preservation through staffing and planning. GSA was recognized for...

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What Is in the Future for the Heritage Area Movement?

Why are heritage areas and national heritage areas growing in popularity? Carlino : In the last two decades, heritage areas have grown from a nebulous concept to a powerful national movement. Heritage areas span a wide spectrum of activities. They can range from a single effort to save a...

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Program Leadership and Administration

One of the most innovative and successful aspects of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 has been the creation of a strong partnership between the public and private sectors at all levels of government: national, state, and local. Like most institutions this partnership has gone...

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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 Future of the National Register: A Summary of National Register Data and Discussion of Issues Raised

Since the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act in 1966, the National Register of Historic Places has played a pivotal role in the national preservation program. It is the benchmark for determining which districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects are significant in American...