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TECHNIQUES FOR INCORPORATING HISTORIC PRESERVATION OBJECTIVES

INTO THE

HIGHWAY PLANNING PROCESS

Prepared for the

National Trust for Historic Preservation
Washington, D. C.

and

The U.S. Department of Transportation
Contract DOT-OS-20087

by

Russell Wright

Consultant in Historic Preservation

Reston, Virginia

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The contents of this report reflect the views of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policy of the Department of Transportation. This report does not constitute a standard, specification or regulation.

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Urban PreservationThis stretch of Mississippi River front at St. Louis is the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Historic Site. It commemorates the growth of the United States that followed President Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase in 1803. The 80-acre site features the Old Courthouse (1839), scene of the first Dred Scott trial, and the Old Cathedral (1834). The dominant feature of the memorial is a 630-foot stainless steel Gateway Arch symbolizing the city's position as "Gateway to the West." The Eads Bridge to the right, highways and railroads on both sides of the river, towboats and barges show the close relationship of transportation in urban areas with historic site and district preservation.

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