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Is an Exemption from Historic Preservation Designation for Religious Institutions Needed in the District of Columbia?
In December 2007, the District of Columbia's Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB), in a unanimous decision, landmarked the Third Church of Christ Scientist, built by the firm of famous architect I.M. Pei in 1970, ...
Preserving Sacred Places: Free Exercise and Historic Preservation in the Context of Third Church of Christ, Scientist, Washington, DC
This paper will analyze the tension between the historic preservation of sacred places and the free exercise of religion as seen through the recent controversy surrounding the landmarking of Third Church of Christ, Scientist, ...
Improving Historic Preservation Enforcement in the District of Columbia
Within the past few years, the creation of the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) has been an important change in the District of Columbia government. OAH is viewed by many as an innovative government agency that ...
The Intersection of Gender and Early American Historic Preservation: A Case Study of Ann Pamela Cunningham and Her Mount Vernon Preservation Effort
American historic preservationists universally credit Ann Pamela Cunningham, the woman who saved George Washington's Mount Vernon home, as the chief architect of the historic preservation movement in the United States. ...
Economic Hardship and Historic Preservation of Non-Profits: Balancing Individual Burden with Community Benefit
This paper will examine how a number of jurisdictions treat the takings standard for non-profit organizations, and will suggest ways of clarifying and improving the law. Part I discusses Penn Central, which sets the high ...
Demolition by Neglect: Repairing Buildings by Repairing Legislation
One of the biggest problems today facing communities with historic preservation ordinances is delinquent owners who don’t have the will or the finances to maintain their historic properties and landmarks. Historic preservation ...