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Section 106 Success Stories

The Section 106 process can result in great success with projects large and small. Consultation is a hallmark of the process. Read the Section 106 Success Stories below and learn how to nominate a worthy case for a spotlight story:

African Burial Ground
African Burial Ground

Bridge of Lions
Bridge of Lions

Nine Mile Canyon
Nine Mile Canyon

1950s family receives the key to their new Wherry-Capehart home (photo courtesy Fort Belvoir)
Capehart Wherry Army Housing

Decatur Street, New Orleans, Louisiana
Riverfront Expressway

Eisenhower Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Monroe Shops

Redstone Castle

Montford Point Camp
Montford Point Camp

Walnut Street Bridge
Walnut Street Bridge

The H.L. Hunley: Completing the Journey
The H.L. Hunley: Completing the Journey

Franklin Post Office, 1926
Franklin Post Office

Fort A.P. Hill
Fort A.P. Hill

Spindletop Oil Field

Maloof site and Caltrans

NASA Shuttle's Final Flight
NASA Space Shuttles Retirement

Fort Sheridan
Fort Sheridan

The Whitefish Point Light Station in Michigan is now home to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum. (photo courtesy  Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society)
Coast Guard Lighthouses

Victorian houses in San Francisco  Cristian Ciobanu-Fotolia
Department of Energy Prototype Programmatic Agreement

A family participating in a mud plastering workshop, Ohkay Owingeh
Ohkay Owingeh Model Project

Kalaeloa Heritage Park

TWA Terminal - Cover of 1961 Annual Report
TWA Terminal

San Juan National Historic Site

Florence Stockade and National Cemetary
Florence Stockade and National Cemetery

We want to hear from you about your favorite Section 106 success story! The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) is preparing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) in 2016. An important part of this celebration will include the collection of “106 Success Stories” that illustrate how Section 106 of the NHPA has been used to engage people in the discussion about protecting historic properties that matter most to them. These stories will provide examples of how federal agencies have used the Section 106 process to protect historic properties, improve federal planning, and raise awareness of the benefits of historic preservation.

The 106 stories will be used individually and as part of a collection to explain the benefits of this important program to the public, elected officials, federal agencies and preservation partners. The ACHP plans to gather and publish these stories on a regular basis, leading up to a final product that will be released in conjunction with the NHPA’s 50th anniversary.

The success of the Section 106 process depends on the actions and involvement of many, and that is why we need to hear from you. Additional information that may be of use in developing your nomination can be found here. Please send your nominations to We look forward to hearing from you.

See What They’re Saying About Section 106 Successes

The case of the proposed Riverfront Expressway in New Orleans made news April 30 with an editorial from ACHP Chairman Milford Wayne Donaldson. Read it here!


Last updated April 14, 2014

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