Huntington Federal Building Project

Huntington Federal Building, Huntington, WV
The project at the Huntington Federal Building included the installation of a new high performance HVAC system, replacement of all windows, new facade, and installation of rooftop solar panels to generate renewable electricity.  The U.S. Corps of Engineers provided additional funding to have GSA perform interior renovations, including mandatory security upgrades, more efficient floor layouts, and new systems furniture. Both projects were performed simultaneously.

Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act
Public participation is part of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, which requires Federal agencies to consider the effects of their actions on historic properties and avoid any unnecessary harm.  The goal of Section 106 consultation is to identify historic properties that may be affected by the undertaking, assess the effects of the undertaking on these historic properties, and seek ways to avoid, minimize, or mitigate any adverse effects.

In the case of this project, GSA determined that the project at the Huntington Federal Building would adversely affect the surrounding Downtown Huntington Historic District. A Memorandum of Agreement was established with the West Virginia State Historic Preservation Officer to resolve the adverse effect. Stipulations in the Memorandum of Agreement include making documents created as mitigation available to the public online. Those documents will be posted on this website as they are made available. 

HABS Recordation
The Historical American Building Survey (HABS) was established by the National Park Service in 1933 with the purpose of compiling a record of historically and architecturally significant buildings through photographic, written, and graphic documentation. Below is the HABS Outline Report for the Huntington Federal Building.  For more information, please contact Historic Preservation Specialist Donna Andrews at (215) 446-4570.

Project Document
Huntington Federal Building HABS Outline Report


Last Reviewed 2016-11-15