Say you own a historic cemetery. The gravestones and bodies date back to the 1800s, the area played a role in the Civil War, and you decide to build a house on that property. Don’t be surprised if the neighbors get upset and the city doesn’t let you. This current spat between the owner of a Sandy Springs cemetery, the neighbors, and the city of Sandy Springs shows the struggle between historic preservation and property owner’s rights. The property owner has sued the city, but we wouldn’t count on them budging.