Historic CapitalPreservation, Race, and Real Estate in Washington, D.C.

Historic CapitalPreservation, Race, and Real Estate in Washington, D.C.

Cameron Logan

Print publication date: 2018

ISBN: 9780816692323

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

Abstract

Historic Capital shows how Washington, D.C.’s historic buildings and neighborhoods have been a site of contestation between local interests and the expansion of the federal government’s footprint. It ultimately makes the case that historic preservation has had as great an impact on the physical fabric of U.S. cities as any other private or public sector initiative in the twentieth century.