Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act requires Federal agencies to take into account the effects of their undertakings on historic properties, and afford the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) a reasonable opportunity to comment. This process drives an incredible amount of the preservation work that occurs throughout the nation and has resulted in great successes with projects large and small. Consultation is a hallmark of the process.

ACHP, with the support of Preservation50’s Official Partners, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the NHPA by collecting and sharing such success stories. Develop your own nomination of a success story, and send it to We look forward to hearing from you.

Catoctin Furnace

“Highway archaeology reveals African American contribution to U.S. industrial history” -Thurmont, Maryland

Mountain Home

“Complex VA Redevelopment Project Succeeds Following ACHP Comment” – Johnson City, Tennessee

Dayton VAMC Grotto and Gardens

“Creative Partnership Restores Healing Landscape for Veterans” -Dayton, Ohio

Nike Site Summit

“Public-Private Partnership Preserves Cold War Missile Site for the Future” – Anchorage, Alaska

Gay Head Lighthouse

“Community Rallies to Save Threatened Historic Lighthouse” – Aquinnah, Massachusetts

African Meeting House

“Restoration of African American Church Interprets Abolitionist Roots” – Boston, Massachusetts

Permian Basin

“Iconic Pioneer Courthouse Gets 21st Century Makeover” – Chaves, Eddy, Lea Counties, NM

Saratoga Battlefield

“Key Battlefield of the American Revolution Saved from Nuclear Threat” – Stillwater, New York

Pioneer Courthouse

“Innovative Approach is Model for Cultural Resource Management.” -Chaves, Eddy, Lea Counties, NM

Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and Courthouse

“The Greenest Building Provides Federal Model” – Grand Junction, Colorado

Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office

“Collaboration Saves Hidden Treasure: Clara Barton Office and Home” – Washington, D.C.

Milton-Madison Bridge

“Creative mitigation heralded as success for local economy” – Milton, Kentucky/Madison, Indiana

McGraw Ranch

“Preservation of historic guest ranch provides home for scientific research” – Estes Park, Colorado

Tribal Consultation Committee

“A better model for tribal involvement in transportation projects” – North Dakota

Las Flores Adobe

“Marine Corps Stewardship Preserves Landmark California Ranch House” – MCB Camp Pendleton, California

Meridian Highway Bridge

“Old bridge gets new life through community involvement” – Yankton, SD and Cedar County, NE

Manhattan Project

“Collaborative Effort Leads to Unique National Park in Three States” – Hanford WA, Los Alamos NM, Oak Ridge TN

Port Hudson

“National Cemetery Expansion Avoids, Protects Significant Civil War Site” – Port Hudson, Louisiana

Lockefield Gardens

“New Deal Public Housing Gets New Life” – Indianapolis, Indiana

Holocaust Museum

“Demolition Reconsidered: Preservation at U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum” – Washington, D.C.

Stealth Cell Tower

“Innovative Cell Tower Designed to Preserve Rural New Mexican Setting” – Abiquiu, New Mexico

Fells Point

“Expressway Halted and Historic Waterfront Community Thrives” – Baltimore, Maryland

St. Croix RDA

“Four Agencies, One goal: Restoring a New Deal Treasure” – Pine County, Minnesota

Mount Shasta

“Protecting Traditional Cultural Places on Public Lands” – Siskiyou County, California

U.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

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


“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


“Space Shuttles: NASA contributions to space flight and exploration.” – Nationwide


“Ongoing partnerships serve as a model to save historic properties.” – San Bernardino County, California


“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 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