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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, ...
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 ...
Interior Preservation: In or Out?
This paper examines takings and due process challenges in the leading cases that galvanized the constitutionality of interior preservation. These cases together form the shield that protects interior designations from ...
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 ...