Have Historic Preservation Laws Failed to Preserve Florida History?
Inspired by the centennial of the “Civil War” and the Bicentennial of the American Revolution, America has implemented an extensive historic preservation infrastructure at every level of government.
Top of 1879 Cenotaph being removed overnight on August 25, 2020 in
St. Augustine National Register Historic District
The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 created National Register Historic Districts and a multi-layer infrastructure of protection laws. States established historic preservation laws and offices and municipalities and counties enacted ordinances and could apply to become "Certified Local Governments".
All of this massive beaurocracy had one supposed goal: to protect and preserve the Nation’s history for future generations.