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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, ...
Over My Dead Property! Why the Owner Consent Provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act Strike the Wrong Balance Between Private Property and Preservation
It is not unusual for an article about the tension between property rights and historic preservation to begin with a gloomy scenario. One day, you, the private property owner, receive a knock at the door. Upon opening the ...
Not Brick by Brick: Development of Interior Landmark Designation Policies in Washington , D.C.
The Supreme Court’s 1978 decision in Penn Central Transp. Co. v. City New York firmly established that state and local governments may enact land use regulations that further the concerns of historic preservation. The Court ...
Conservation Districts: A Solution for the Deanwood Neighborhood?
Preserving and protecting home ownership and the affordable housing in the United States remains a serious concern despite numerous federal programs intended to encourage home ownership and to provide affordable housing ...
Preserving the Pews: Publicly Administered Historic Preservation Funding Programs & The Federal Religion Clauses
Religious structures are inextricably intertwined with the nation’s history. Churches in colonial New England served not just as houses of religious worship, but also the only municipal building in many communities. Annual ...
House of the Setting Sun: New Orleans, Katrina, and The Role of Historic Preservation Laws in Emergency Circumstances
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, while various government bodies scrambled to address the myriad tragedies and emergencies that arose from the disaster, one critical question went largely unanswered and ignored: What ...