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Historic Designation and the Preservation of Public Housing

  • Mittie Olion Chandler
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Abstract

Several public housing developments are listed in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and many others may be eligible. Historic designation and historic preservation are not usually associated with public housing or low-income communities. Moreover, recent public housing policies have included large-scale demolition that threatened the feasibility of preserving public housing in its original form. This research considers the experiences of three historically designated public housing developments where controversy developed when plans for demolition met with opposition. The challenges to incorporating historically designated public housing within the context of evolving public housing policy are drawn from the three case studies.

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© Gayle T. Tate and Lewis A. Randolph 2006

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