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TECHNIQUES FOR INCORPORATING HISTORIC PRESERVATION OBJECTIVES
HIGHWAY PLANNING PROCESS
Prepared for the
National Trust for Historic Preservation
The U.S. Department of Transportation
Consultant in Historic Preservation
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.
Urban Preservation–This 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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