As 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
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