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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:

Mount Shasta - Photo by Julie Cassidy 2013 St. Croix RDA

"Four Agencies, One goal: Restoring a New Deal Treasure" - Pine County, Minnesota

Mount Shasta - Photo by Julie Cassidy 2013 Mount Shasta

"Protecting Traditional Cultural Places on Public Lands" - Siskiyou County, California

U.S. Custom House - PhiladelphiaU.S. Custom House - Philadelphia

"Consultation balances preservation solutions with building performance." - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

New Fork River Historical Park

"Strong public-private coalition leads to establishment of park." - Sublette County, Wyoming

Cathlapotle

"Columbia River village of Cathlapotle teaches the present about the past." - Ridgefield, Washington

Chicano Park

"A place to celebrate Chicano civil rights restored with Federal funds." - San Diego, California

Birds Point

"Army Corps manages flood protection along Mississippi River." - Birds Point/New Madrid floodway, Missouri

Avondale Cemetery

"Rediscovery of 19th Century slave cemetery leads to reunion." - Bibb County, Georgia

Florence Stockade

"Uncovering hidden stories in a Confederate prison." - Florence National Cemetery, South Carolina

San Juan

"International collaboration leads to World Heritage Site preservation." - San Juan, Puerto Rico

TWA

"Modern masterpiece poised to take flight: historic TWA Terminal." - Queens, New York

Kalaeloa Heritage Park

"Former Navy base preserves Native Hawaiian heritage, military history." - Oahu, Hawaii

Ohkay Owingeh

"Ohkay Owingeh model balances contemporary and traditional life." - Rio Arriba County, New Mexico

Dept. of Energy

"Department of Energy ensures preservation, speeds ARRA funding." - Nationwide

Coast Guard Lighthouses

"Keeping the lights shining: saving Coast Guard lighthouses." - Nationwide

Ft. Sheridan

"Public-private partnership results in economic development, preservation." - Lake County, Illinois

NASA

"Space Shuttles: NASA contributions to space flight and exploration." - Nationwide

Maloof

"Ongoing partnerships serve as a model to save historic properties." - San Bernardino County, California

Spindletop

"Interpreting the site where world energy production changed forever." - Spindletop Oil Field, Beaumont, Texas

Ft. AP Hill

"Collaboration leads to creative off-site mitigation solution." - Fort A.P. Hill, Caroline County, Virginia

Franklin Post Office

"A historic community takes charge of preserving a local icon." - Franklin, Tennessee

H.L. Hunley

"The Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley: completing the journey." - Charleston, South Carolina

Walnut Street Bridge

"Historic Walnut Street Bridge: symbol of city's modern rebirth." - Chattanooga, Tennessee

Montford Point

"Montford Point Camp shares history of first African American Marines." - Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, North Carolina

Redstone Castle

"Redstone Castle: how an IRS tax seizure became a preservation success." - Redstone, Colorado

Monroe Shops

"DART's historic Monroe Shops: a powerful motivator for change." - Dallas, Texas

Eisenhower Vets Hospital

"VA Medical Center: consultation leads to innovative solution." - Leavenworth, Kansas

Riverfront

"Riverfront expressway: French Quarter threat demolished by Preservationists." - New Orleans, Louisiana

Capehart Wherry

"Capehart Wherry housing challenge spurred innovative solution." - Nationwide

Nine Mile Canyon

"Nine Mile Canyon (West Tavaputs Plateau): a model for balancing preservation and energy development." - Utah

Bridge of Lions

"Bridge of Lions illustrates early community involvement key in maintaining historic character in a contemporary bridge." - St. Augustine, Florida

African Burial Ground

"African Burial Ground discovery rewrites history of American slavery." - New York, New York

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 106stories@achp.gov. 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!

The Columbian newspaper published a story about the Cathlapotle success story showcasing the region’s rich heritage. Read it here!

 

Last updated September 14, 2014

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