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By Jon E. Taylor

During the last century, 3 nationally major histories have vied for area and position in Independence, Missouri. Independence used to be declared Zion through Joseph Smith, served as a meeting and provisioning aspect for trails west, and used to be known as domestic through President Truman for sixty-four years. Taylor has built-in study from newspapers, public records, oral histories, and personal papers to aspect how the group has preserved those a number of legacies. He locations the function of upkeep in Independence not just in the better context of upkeep within the usa but additionally in the context of yankee environmental heritage.

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Supreme Court in Penn Central Transportation Co. et al. v. New York City Co. et al. ruled that the New York City Landmarks Commission had the right to deny the owner of the Grand Central Station his request to build a fifty-five-story tower above the station. The owner of the station argued the landmarks commission had engaged in an unconstitutional “taking” of private property as expressly forbidden under the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution. 20 Historic preservation has been challenged under the Fifth Amendment, and also under the First Amendment by churches not wishing to comply with local historic preservation zoning ordinances.

Alanen and Robert Z. , Preserving Cultural Landscapes in America; Confresi and Radtke, “Local Government Programs,” in Stipe, Richer Heritage, 140–41; Genevieve P. Keller and J. Timothy Keller, “Preserving Important Landscapes,” in Stipe, Richer Heritage, 187–222. 10 A President, a Church, and Trails West historic district. S. Supreme Court in Penn Central Transportation Co. et al. v. New York City Co. et al. ruled that the New York City Landmarks Commission had the right to deny the owner of the Grand Central Station his request to build a fifty-five-story tower above the station.

Lindgren, Old Dominion, and Historic New England; Robert Weyeneth, Historic Preservation for a Living City, Historic Charleston Foundation; Stephanie Yuhl, A Golden Haze of Memory: The Making of Historic Charleston, 6 (quote). For recent historic preser- Introduction 9 The Historic Preservation Act of 1966 passed one year after Hosmer published his first history of American historic preservation. 17 Historic preservation was carried out primarily by individuals and historical societies interested in preservation, until the 1980s.

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