Federal Historic Preservation Case Law, 1966-2000

Alphabetical Table of Cases

(All reference numbers refer to the case numbers of court decisions summarized in Part Two of this report.)

A

Abenaki Nation of Mississquoi v. Hughes, 805 F. Supp. 234 (D. Vt. 1992), aff'd, 990 F.2d 729 (2d Cir. 1993): 118

Ad Hoc Committee to Save the Old Carnegie Library Building v. City of Atlanta, No. C77-541A (N.D. Ga. Apr. 7, 1977): 27

Aertson v. Landrieu, 488 F. Supp. 314 (D. Mass.), aff'd, 637 F.2d 12 (1st Cir. 1980): 49

Aluli v. Brown, 437 F. Supp. 602 (D. Haw. 1977), aff'd in part, rev'd in part, 602 F.2d 876 (9th Cir. 1979): 42

American Institute of Architects v. City of Columbus, 1998 WL 340445 (S.D. Ohio Jan. 16, 1998); No. C 2-98-048: 140

Apache Survival Coalition v. United States, 21 F.3d 895 (9th Cir. 1994): 125

Apache Survival Coalition v. United States (Apache Survival II), 118 F.3d 663 (9th Cir. 1997): 138

Attakai v. United States, 746 F. Supp. 1395 (D. Ariz. 1990): 101

B

Barcelo v. Brown, 478 F. Supp. 646 (D.P.R. 1979), aff'd in part, rev'd in part, 643 F.2d 835 (1st Cir. 1981), rev'd sub nom. Weinberger v. Barcelo, 456 U.S. 305 (1982): 70

Bayou St. John Improvement Association v. Sands, No. 81-1358 (E.D. La. May 28, 1981), injunction modified, [1983] 13 Envtl. L. Rep. (Envtl. L. Inst.) 20,011 (E.D. La. June 17, 1982): 71

Bennett v. Taylor, 505 F. Supp. 800 (M.D. La. 1980), aff'd per curiam, 663 F.2d 104 (5th Cir. 1981): 62

Benton Franklin Riverfront Trailway & Bridge Committee v. Lewis, 701 F.2d 784 (9th Cir. 1983): 79

Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum v. Interstate Commerce Commission, 52 F.3d 378 (1st Cir. 1995): 129

Birmingham Realty Company v. General Services Administration, 497 F. Supp. 1377 (N.D. Ala. 1980): 50

Black Hills Alliance v. Regional Forester, 526 F. Supp. 257 (D.S.D. 1981): 63

Blue Grass Land & Nature Trust, Inc. v. Adams, No. 77-65 (E.D. Ky. Sept. 7, 1979): 43

Boarhead Corporation v. Erickson, 726 F. Supp. 607 (E.D. Pa. 1989), aff'd, 923 F.2d 1011 (3d Cir. 1991): 107

Boston Waterfront Residents Association v. Romney, 343 F. Supp. 89 (D. Mass. 1972): 5

Boyd v. Roland, 789 F.2d 347 (5th Cir. 1986): 89

Brewery Dist. Soc. v. Federal Highway Admin., 996 F.Supp. 750 (S.D. Ohio 1998): 142

Bywater Neighborhood Association v. Tricarico, 879 F.2d 165 (5th Cir. 1989), cert. denied, 494 U.S. 1004 (1990): 102

C

Capitol Hill Restoration Society v. Heimann, No. 80-0237 (D.D.C. July 31, 1980): 51

Carson v. Alvord, 487 F. Supp. 1049 (N.D. Ga. 1980): 52

Catholic Action of Hawaii/Peace Education Project v. Brown, 468 F. Supp. 190 (D. Haw. 1979), rev'd, 643 F.2d 569 (9th Cir. 1980), rev'd sub nom. Weinberger v. Catholic Action of Hawaii/Peace Education Project, 454 U.S. 139 (1981): 64

Central Oklahoma Preservation Alliance, Inc. v. Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority, 471 F. Supp. 68 (W.D. Okla. 1979): 44

Citizens & Landowners Against the Miles City/New Underwood Powerline v. Secretary, United States Department of Energy, 513 F. Supp. 257 (D.S.D. 1981), aff'd, 683 F.2d 1171 (8th Cir. 1982): 72

Citizens' Committee for Environmental Protection v. United States Coast Guard, 456 F. Supp. 101 (D.N.J. 1978): 32

Citizens' Defense Fund v. Gallagher, [1979] 9 Envtl. L. Rep. (Envtl. L. Inst.) 20,420 (D. Mont. Nov. 3, 1978: 33

Citizens for the Scenic Severn River Bridge, Inc. v. Skinner, 802 F. Supp. 1325 (D. Md. 1991), aff'd, 972 F.2d 338 (4th Cir. 1992): 110

City of Alexandria v. Slater, 198 F.3d 862 (D.C. Cir. 1999): 153

City of Columbia v. Soloman, No. 78-2109 (D.S.C. June 12, 1979): 45

City of Grapevine v. Department of Transportation, 17 F.3d 1502 (D.C. Cir.), cert. denied, 115 S. Ct. 635 (1994): 126

Coalition for Responsible Regional Development v. Coleman, 555 F.2d 398 (4th Cir. 1977): 28

Cobble Hill Association v. Adams, 470 F. Supp. 1077 (E.D.N.Y. 1979): 46

Colorado River Indian Tribes v. Marsh, 605 F. Supp. 1425 (C.D. Cal. 1985): 87

Columbia Basin Land Protection Association v. Kleppe, 417 F. Supp. 46 (E.D. Wash. 1976): 20

Committee on Civic Rights of the Friends of the Newburyport Waterfront v. Romney, 518 F.2d 71 (1st Cir. 1975): 17

Committee to Save the Fox Building v. Birmingham Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank, 497 F. Supp. 504 (N.D. Ala. 1980): 53

Committee to Save the South Green v. Hills, [1977] 7 Envtl. L. Rep. (Envtl. L. Inst.) 20,061 (D. Conn. Nov. 5, 1976): 21

Commonwealth of Kentucky v. United States Army Corps of Engineers, No. 89-77 (E.D. Ky. Sept. 21, 1992): 112

Communities, Inc. v. Busey, 956 F.2d 619 (6th Cir.), cert. denied, 506 U.S. 953 (1992): 111

Concerned Citizens Alliance, Inc. v. Slater, 176 F.3d 686 (3rd Cir. 1999): 154

Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation v. Interstate Commerce Commission, 841 F.2d 479 (2d Cir. 1988): 95

Corridor H Alternatives, Inc. v. Slater, 166 F.3d 368 (D.C. Cir. 1999): 152

D

Daingerfield Island Protective Society v. Babbitt, 40 F.3d 442 (D.C. Cir. 1994): 127

Davis v. Latschar, 1998 WL 968474 (D.D.C. Dec. 31, 1998), Docket No. CIV.A. 97-0232 PLF: 150

District of Columbia Federation of Civic Associations v. Adams, 571 F.2d 1310 (4th Cir. 1978): 34

District of Columbia Federation of Civic Associations v. Volpe, 459 F.2d 1231 (D.C. Cir.), supp. op., 459 F.2d 1263 (D.C. Cir. 1971), cert. denied, 405 U.S. 1030 (1972): 6

Dixon v. Coleman, No. A-C-77-24 (W.D.N.C. May 4, 1977): 29

Don't Tear It Down, Inc. v. General Services Administration, 401 F. Supp. 1194 (D.D.C. 1975): 18

Don't Tear It Down, Inc. v. Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation, 642 F.2d 527 (D.C. Cir. 1980): 54

E

Edwards v. First Bank of Dundee, 534 F.2d 1242 (7th Cir. 1976): 22

El Rancho La Comunidad v. United States, No. 90-113 (D.N.M. May 21, 1991): 108

Ely v. Velde (Ely I), 321 F. Supp. 1088 (E.D. Va.), aff'd in part, rev'd in part, 451 F.2d 1130 (4th Cir. 1971): 3

Ely v. Velde (Ely II), 497 F.2d 252 (4th Cir. 1974): 12

Environmental Defense Fund v. Tennessee Valley Authority, 371 F. Supp. 1004 (E.D. Tenn. 1973), aff'd per curiam, 492 F.2d 466 (6th Cir. 1974): 13

Evans v. Train, 460 F. Supp. 237 (S.D. Ohio 1978): 35

F

Fein v. Peltier, 949 F. Supp. 374 (D.C. V.I. 1996): 136

Ferris v. Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation, No. 89 C-779-C (W.D. Wis. July 30, 1990): 103

Fill the Pool Committee v. Village of Johnson City, No. 82-CV-762 (HGM) (N.D.N.Y. Aug. 19, 1982, June 23, 1983): 80

Friends of the Astor, Inc. v. City of Reading, 1998 WL 684374 (E.D. Pa., Sep. 17, 1998); No. Civ. A. 98-CV-4429: 147

Friends of the Atglen-Susquehanna Trail, Inc. v. Pennsylvania Public Utility Comm'n, 717 A.2d 581 (Pa. 1998): 144

Friends of Sierra Railroad v. Interstate Commerce Commission, 881 F.2d 663 (9th Cir. 1989), cert. denied sub nom. Tuolumne Park & Recreation District v. Interstate Commerce Commission, 493 U.S. 1093 (1990): 104

G

Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association v. Gettysburg College, 799 F. Supp. 1571 (M.D. Pa. 1992), aff'd, 989 F.2d 487 (3d Cir. 1993): 119

Goodman Group, Inc. v. Dishroom, 679 F.2d 182 (9th Cir. 1982): 73

Grand Canyon Air Tour Coalition v. Federal Aviation Administration, 154 F.3d 455 (D.C. Cir. 1998): 145

H

Hall County Historical Society v. Georgia Department of Transportation,447 F. Supp. 741 (N.D. Ga. 1978): 36

Hart v. Denver Urban Renewal Authority, 551 F.2d 1178 (10th Cir. 1977): 30

Historic Green Springs, Inc. v. Bergland, 497 F. Supp. 839 (E.D. Va. 1980)

Historic Preservation Guild v. Burnley, 896 F.2d 985 (6th Cir. 1989): 98

Historic Preservation of Shreveport v. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, No. 78-0905 (W.D. La. Sept. 11, 1978): 37

Hoe v. Alexander, 483 F. Supp. 746 (D. Haw. 1980): 56

Hoonah Indian Association v. Morrison, 170 F.3d 1223 (9th Cir. 1998): 151

Hough v. Marsh, 557 F. Supp. 74 (D. Mass. 1982): 74

I

Illinois Commerce Commission v. Interstate Commerce Commission, 848 F.2d 1246 (D.C. Cir. 1988), cert. denied, 488 U.S. 1004 (1989): 99

Indiana Coal Council v. Lujan, 774 F. Supp. 1385 (D.D.C. 1991), vacated in part and appeal dismissed, No. 91 5397 (D.C. Cir. Apr. 26, 1993): 120

Inman Park Restoration, Inc. v. Urban Mass Transportation Administration, 414 F. Supp. 99 (N.D. Ga. 1975), supp. order, 414 F. Supp. 121 (N.D. Ga. 1976), aff'd per curiam sub nom. Save Our Sycamore v. Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, 576 F.2d 573 (5th Cir. 1978): 38

J

James v. Lynn, 374 F. Supp. 900 (D. Colo. 1974): 14

K

Kansas v. Adams, 608 F.2d 861 (10th Cir. 1979), cert. denied sub nom. Spannaus v. Goldschmidt, 445 U.S. 963 (1980): 57

Kent County Council for Historic Preservation v. Romney, 304 F. Supp. 885 (W.D. Mich. 1969): 1

Knowles v. United States Coast Guard, 1997 WL 151397 (S.D.N.Y. 1997): 137

L

Lee v. Thornburgh, 707 F. Supp. 600 (D.D.C.), rev'd, 877 F.2d 1053 (D.C. Cir. 1989): 100

Libby Rod &;Gun Club v. Poteat, 457 F. Supp. 1177 (D. Mont. 1978): 39

M

McMillan Park Committee v. National Capital Planning Commission, 759 F. Supp. 908 (D.D.C. 1991), rev'd, 968 F.2d 1283 (D.C. Cir. 1992): 13

Miltenberger v. Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, 450 F.2d 971 (4th Cir. 1971): 4

Montana Wildlife Federation v. Morton, 406 F. Supp. 489 (D. Mont. 1976): 23

Morongo Band of Mission Indians v. Federal Aviation Administration, 161 F.3d 569 (9th Cir. 1998): 149

Morris County Trust for Historic Preservation v. Pierce, 714 F.2d 271 (3d Cir.), fees awarded, 730 F.2d 94 (3d Cir. 1983): 81

Muckleshoot Indian Tribe v. United States Forest Service, 177 F.3d 800 (9th Cir. 1999): 155

N

Nashvillians Against I-440 v. Lewis, 524 F. Supp. 962 (M.D. Tenn. 1981): 65

National Center for Preservation Law v. Landrieu, 496 F. Supp. 716 (D.S.C.), aff'd per curiam, 635 F.2d 324 (4th Cir. 1980): 58

National Indian Youth Council v. Andrus, 501 F. Supp. 649 (D.N.M. 1980), aff'd, 664 F.2d 220 (10th Cir. 1981): 66

National Trust for Historic Preservation v. Blanck, Civ. Action No. 94-1091 (PLF) (D.D.C. Sep. 13, 1996): 134

National Trust for Historic Preservation v. Department of State, 834 F. Supp. 443 (D.D.C.), recons. denied, 834 F. Supp. 453 (D.D.C. 1993), aff'd in part, rev'd in part sub nom. Sheridan Kalorama Historical Association v. Christopher, 49 F.3d 750 (D.C. Cir. 1995): 130

National Trust for Historic Preservation v. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, No. 93-0904 (D.D.C. May 7, 1993), aff'd, 995 F.2d 238 (D.C. Cir.), vacated, 5 F.3d 567 (D.C. Cir. 1993), reinstated in part, 21 F.3d 469 (D.C. Cir.), cert. denied, 115 S. Ct. 683 (1994): 128

National Trust for Historic Preservation v. United States Army Corps of Engineers, 552 F. Supp. 784 (S.D. Ohio 1982), fees awarded, 570 F. Supp. 465 (S.D. Ohio 1983): 82

Native Americans for Enola v. United States Forest Service, 832 F. Supp. 297 (D. Or. 1993), vacated, 60 F.3d 645 (9th Cir. 1995): 131

Natural Resources Defense Council v. City of New York, 528 F. Supp. 1245 (S.D.N.Y. 1981), 534 F. Supp. 279 (S.D.N.Y. 1982), aff'd, 672 F.2d 292 (2d Cir.), cert. dismissed, 456 U.S. 920 (1982): 75

Nehring v. Harris, No. 79-C-1182 (N.D. Ill. Apr. 12, 1979), dismissed, 605 F.2d 559 (7th Cir. 1979): 47

Neighborhood Development Corporation v. Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 632 F.2d 21 (6th Cir. 1980): 59

New Hanover Township v. United States Army Corps of Engineers, 796 F. Supp. 180 (E.D. Pa. 1992), vacated, 992 F.2d 470 (3d Cir. 1993): 21

North Oakland Voters Alliance v. City of Oakland, No. C-92-0743 MHP (N.D. Cal. Oct. 6, 1992): 114

Northwest Indian Cemetery Protective Association v. Peterson, 552 F. Supp. 951 (N.D. Cal. 1982), injunction granted, 565 F. Supp. 586 (N.D. Cal. 1983): 83

P

Pacific Gas Transmission Company v. Richardson's Recreational Ranch, 773 F. Supp. 246 (D. Or. 1991), aff'd, 9 F.3d 1394 (9th Cir. 1993): 122

Paulina Lake Historic Cabin Owners Association v. United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, 577 F. Supp. 1188 (D. Or. 1983): 84

Pennsylvania v. Morton, 381 F. Supp. 293 (D.D.C. 1974): 15

People for Responsible Omaha Urban Development v. Interstate Commerce Commission, CV88-0-247 (D. Neb. Feb. 14, 1989), aff'd, No. 89-1342 NE (8th Cir. Sept. 14, 1989), 889 F.2d 1092 (mem.), cert. denied, 495 U.S. 957 (1990): 105

Petterson v. Froehlke, 354 F. Supp. 45 (D. Or. 1972): 7

Philadelphia Council of Neighborhood Organizations v. Coleman, 437 F. Supp. 1341 (E.D. Pa. 1977): 31

Preservation Coalition, Inc. v. Pierce, 667 F.2d 851 (9th Cir. 1982): 76

Preservation League v. Lake Placid Land Corporation, No. 92-CV-148 (N.D.N.Y. Feb. 9, 1993): 123

Presidio Golf Club v. National Park Service, 155 F.3d 1153 (9th Cir. 1998): 148

Pueblo of Sandia v. United States, 50 F.3d 856 (10th Cir. 1995): 132

Puerto Rico v. Muskie, 507 F. Supp. 1035 (D.P.R.), injunction vacated sub nom. Marquez-Colon v. Reagan, 668 F.2d 611 (1st Cir. 1981): 67

R

Ringsred v. City of Duluth, 828 F.2d 1305 (8th Cir. 1987): 94

River v. Richmond Metropolitan Authority, 359 F. Supp. 611 (E.D. Va.), aff'd per curiam, 481 F.2d 1280 (4th Cir. 1973): 10

S

Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri v. Babbitt, 92 F.Supp.2d 1124 (D. Kan. 2000): 156

Saint Joseph Historical Society v. Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority, 366 F. Supp. 605 (W.D. Mo. 1973): 11

Save the Courthouse Committee v. Lynn, 408 F. Supp. 1323 (S.D.N.Y. 1975): 19

Save the Tivoli, Inc. v. United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, Civ. No. 83-1281 (D.D.C. Oct. 16, 1986): 90

Scenic Hudson Preservation Conference v. Federal Power Commission, 354 F.2d 608 (2d Cir. 1965), dismissed, 453 F.2d 463 (2d Cir. 1971), cert. denied, 407 U.S. 926 (1972): 8

Sequoyah v. Tennessee Valley Authority, 620 F.2d 1159 (6th Cir.), cert. denied, 449 U.S. 953 (1980): 60

Sierra Club v. Slater, 120 F.3d. 623 (6th Cir. 1997): 139

Sierra Club v. Watt, No. CV-83-5878 AWT (C.D. Cal. Nov. 18, 1983), aff'd sub nom. Sierra Club v. Clark, 774 F.2d 1406 (9th Cir. 1985): 88

Society Hill Towers Owners' Assn. v. Rendell, 20 F. Supp. 2d 855 (E.D. Penn. 1998): 146

Soucheray v. Corps of Engineers, 483 F. Supp. 352 (W.D. Wis. 1979): 48

South Hill Neighborhood Association v. Romney, 421 F.2d 454 (6th Cir. 1969), cert. denied, 397 U.S. 1025 (1970): 2

Stop H-3 Association v. Coleman, 533 F.2d 434 (9th Cir.), cert. denied, 429 U.S. 999 (1976): 24

Streater v. United States Department of Transporation, No. CIV. A. 95-2162 (E.D. Pa. Mar. 25, 1996): 135

Sugarloaf Citizens Association v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 959 F.2d 508 (4th Cir. 1992): 115

T

Techworld Development Corporation v. District of Columbia Preservation League, 648 F. Supp. 106 (D.D.C. 1986): 91

Thompson v. Fugate, 347 F. Supp. 120 (E.D. Va. 1972): 9

Town of Belmont v. Dole, No. C83-241-L (D.N.H. Aug. 20, 1983), rev'd, 766 F.2d 28 (1st Cir. 1985), cert. denied, 474 U.S. 1055 (1986): 92

Tyler v. Cisneros, 136 F.3d 603 (9th Cir. 1998): 141

U

United States ex. rel. Tennessee Valley Authority v. Three Tracts of Land, 415 F. Supp. 586 (E.D. Tenn. 1976): 25

United States v. 4.18 Acres of Land, 542 F.2d 786 (9th Cir. 1976): 26

United States v. 162.20 Acres of Land, 639 F.2d 299 (5th Cir. Unit A), cert. denied, 454 U.S. 828 (1981), on remand, 567 F. Supp. 987 (N.D. Miss. 1983), aff'd, 733 F.2d 377 (5th Cir. 1984): 86

United States v. 45,149.58 Acres of Land, 455 F. Supp. 192 (E.D.N.C. 1978): 40

USS Cabot CVL 28 Assn., Inc. v. Josiah, 1998 WL 315387 (E.D. La. 1998), Docket No. CIV. A. 98-0154: 143

V

Vieux Carré Property Owners, Residents & Associates, Inc. v. Brown, No. 87 3700 (E.D. La. Sept. 21, 1987), aff'd in part, rev'd in part, 875 F.2d 453 (5th Cir. 1989), cert. denied, 493 U.S. 1020 (1990), on remand, No. 87-3700 (E.D. La. Aug. 15, 1990), aff'd in part, rev'd in part, 948 F.2d 1436 (5th Cir. 1991), on remand, No. 87-3700 (E.D. La. Mar. 15, 1993), aff'd, 40 F.3d 112 (5th Cir. 1994), reh'g en banc denied, 49 F.3d 730 (5th Cir. 1995): 133

Vieux Carré Property Owners, Residents, & Associates v. Pierce, No. 81-4777 (E.D. La. Aug. 10, 1982): 77

Village of Los Ranchos v. Barnhart, 906 F.2d 1477 (10th Cir. 1990), cert. denied, 498 U.S. 1109 (1991): 109

W

Walsh v. United States Army Corps of Engineers, 757 F. Supp. 781 (W.D. Tex. 1990): 106

Warm Springs Dam Task Force v. Gribble, 378 F. Supp. 240 (N.D. Cal. 1974): 16

WATCH v. Harris, 603 F.2d 310 (2d Cir.), cert. denied, 444 U.S. 995 (1979), fees awarded, 535 F. Supp. 9 (D. Conn. 1981): 68

Waterford Citizens' Association v. Reilly, 970 F.2d 1287 (4th Cir. 1992): 116

Weintraub v. Rural Electrification Administration, 457 F. Supp. 78 (M.D. Pa. 1978): 41

West Branch Valley Flood Protection Association v. Stone, 820 F. Supp. 1 (D.D.C. 1993): 124

Western Mohegan Tribe and Nation v. New York, 100 F.Supp.2d 122 (N.D.N.Y. 2000): 157

White v. Shull, 520 F. Supp. 11 (S.D.N.Y. 1981): 69

Wicker Park Historic District Preservation Fund v. Pierce, 565 F. Supp. 1066 (N.D. Ill. 1982): 78

Wilson v. Block, 708 F.2d 735 (D.C. Cir.), cert. denied, 464 U.S. 956 (1983): 85

Wisconsin Heritages, Inc. v. Harris, 460 F. Supp. 1120 (E.D. Wis. 1978), dismissed, 490 F. Supp. 1334 (E.D. Wis.1980): 6

Y

Yerger v. Robertson, 981 F.2d 460 (9th Cir. 1992): 117

Young v. General Services Administration, 99 F.Supp. 59 (D.D.C. 2000): 158
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