Federal Historic Preservation Case Law, 1966-2000

Chronological Table of Cases

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

1969

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

1970

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

1971

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

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

1972

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

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

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

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

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

1973

River v. Richmond Metropolitan Authority, 359 F.Supp. 611 (E.D. Va.), aff'd per curiam, 481 F.2d1280 (4th Cir. 1973): 10

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

1974

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

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

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

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

1975

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

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

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

1976

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

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

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

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

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

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

1977

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

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

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

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

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

1978

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1979

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1980

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

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

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

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

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

Historic Green Springs, Inc. v. Bergland, 497 F. Supp. 839 (E.D. Va. 1980): 55

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

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

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

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

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

Wisconsin Heritages, Inc. v. Harris, 460 F. Supp. 1120 (E.D. Wis. 1978), dismissed, 490 F. Supp. 1334 (E.D. Wis. 1980): 61

1981

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1982

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1983

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1984

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

1985

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

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

1986

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

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

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

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

1987

National Trust for Historic Preservation v. Dole, No. 85-2749 (D.D.C. Oct. 3, 1985), aff'd, 828 F.2d 776 (D.C. Cir. 1987): 93

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

1988

Coalition Against a Raised Expressway, Incorporated v. Dole, [1987] 17 Envtl. L. Rep. (Envtl. L. Inst). 20,466 (S.D. Ala. Oct. 20, 1986), aff'd, 835 F.2d 803 (11th Cir. 1988): 95

Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation v. Interstate Commerce Commission, 841 F.2d 479 (2d Cir. 1988): 96

Washington Trust for Historic Preservation v. City of Seattle, No. C87-1506C (W.D. Wash. Feb. 25, 1988): 97

1989

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

Illinois Commerce Commission v. Interstate Commerce Commission, 848 F.2d 1246 (D.C. Cir. 1988), cert. denied, 488 U.S. 1004 (1989): 99 Lee v. Thornburgh, 707 F. Supp. 600 (D.D.C.), rev'd, 877 F.2d 1053 (D.C. Cir. 1989): 100

1990

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

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

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

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

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

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

1991

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

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

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

1992

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

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

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

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): 113

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

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

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

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

1993

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

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

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

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): 121

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

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

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

1994

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

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

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

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

1995

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

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

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

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

Vieux Carr Property Owners, Residents & Associates, Inc. v. Bron, 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

1996

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

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

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

1997

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

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

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

1998

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1999

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

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

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

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

2000

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

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

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


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