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

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780816692323

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816692323.001.0001

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Modernist Urbanism as History

Modernist Urbanism as History

Preserving the Southwest Urban Renewal Area

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(p.185) Chapter 7 Modernist Urbanism as History
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Historic Capital
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Cameron Logan

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816692323.003.0007

brings the preservation story in Washington DC full circle by looking carefully at the highly contested attempt in the early years of the 21st century to protect and preserve Capitol Park (1959). This landmark of modern design in the national capital was built as part of Washington’s massive Southwest urban renewal project and thus remained a deeply ambivalent place for Washington’s preservationists.

Keywords:   Historic PreservationRace Real Estate Architecture Gentrification Neighborhood Politics Urban Change

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