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Preserving The Historic Garden Suburb: Case Studies From London And New York, Jeffrey A. Kroessler 2014 University of South Florida

Preserving The Historic Garden Suburb: Case Studies From London And New York, Jeffrey A. Kroessler

Suburban Sustainability

The garden city or garden suburb was a response to the social and environmental ills of cities at the turn of the twentieth century. Letchworth Garden City, Hampstead Garden Suburb, and Welwyn Garden City were built outside London in the early 1900s, and each remains a highly desirable place of residence today. From the start, each was tightly regulated, and remains so a century later. By protecting the appearance and enhancing property values, the strict application of historic preservation principles contribute to the long-term sustainability of each place. Similar garden suburbs were built in the borough of Queens in New ...


The Bennett Grove School: Bulloch County’S Last One Room African American Schoolhouse, Inger Wood 2014 Georgia Southern University

The Bennett Grove School: Bulloch County’S Last One Room African American Schoolhouse, Inger Wood

Sociology and Anthropology Faculty Presentations

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Living In The Past: Preservation, Interpretation, And Engagement, And The 19th – Early 20th Century Home, Kirsten Jarrett 2014 SelectedWorks

Living In The Past: Preservation, Interpretation, And Engagement, And The 19th – Early 20th Century Home, Kirsten Jarrett

Kirsten Jarrett

In recent years, boundaries between curated domestic space (typically open to the public, maintained by museum professionals, and supported by government or charitable funding), and privately occupied dwellings, have on occasion been eroded. Each year, usually as part of annual heritage events run by non-profit organisations, a small number of residents permit members of the public to view features of historic interest within their homes. Furthermore, extensive opportunities to share information, images, and data on-line allow residents to ‘virtually’ display historical features within otherwise closed domestic spaces. Adopting approaches from ‘Rescue’, Research, and Public Archaeology, the Living in the Past ...


Owen, Colvin Jacob (Sc 1270), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2014 Western Kentucky University

Owen, Colvin Jacob (Sc 1270), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1270. Research project done by WKU student Colvin Owen, Lexington, Kentucky, relating to the restoration needs of a Bowling Green, Kentucky house at 6487 Louisville Road known as “Rose Villa.”


Historic Preservation Law In A Nutshell, Sara C. Bronin, Ryan M. Rowberry 2014 SelectedWorks

Historic Preservation Law In A Nutshell, Sara C. Bronin, Ryan M. Rowberry

Sara C Bronin

The purpose of this book is to provide a concise, coherent reference for the emerging field of historic preservation law for lawyers, policymakers, planners, architects, and students alike.

We consider preservation law to be “emerging” because it began to fully develop in the United States only in the last fifty years. Two key transition points happened at the federal level: the 1966 passage of the National Historic Preservation Act and the 1978 Penn Central Supreme Court decision, which upheld a landmarks law against a constitutional challenge and consequently encouraged other localities to adopt similar ordinances. (Of course, this book covers ...


A Review Of The Lighting Performance In Buildings Through Energy Efficiency, SyahrulNizam Kamaruzzaman, Nursyahida Zulkifli 2014 SelectedWorks

A Review Of The Lighting Performance In Buildings Through Energy Efficiency, Syahrulnizam Kamaruzzaman, Nursyahida Zulkifli

Nursyahida Zulkifli

As developing countries including Malaysia, are now moving towards sustainable development is in line with the Ninth Malaysia Plan, 9th MP, the development should be built to meet current and future needs for achieving sustainability of economic development, social and environmental responsibility for the prosperity without compromising the future generations‘ needs. Over the past five years, there has been a move away from constructing new buildings to refurbishing older and historic ones. Thus, the purpose of this paper is to review and evaluate the approach for the refurbishment of lighting as well as the existing energy efficiency policy and measures ...


Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870 - Relating To (Sc 1273), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2013 Western Kentucky University

Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870 - Relating To (Sc 1273), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1273. Insurance application, dated 17 October 1859, for the home and barn of General Robert E. Lee in Arlington, Virginia. Includes a detailed description of the structures.


Bowling Green, Kentucky - Historic Houses - The Old Brick (Sc 1277), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2013 Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, Kentucky - Historic Houses - The Old Brick (Sc 1277), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1277. Article written by Bob Dickey for a Bowling Green, Kentucky newspaper, about “The Old Brick,” a historic house owned by Mr. and Mrs. Noble A. Burford, Sr. and located on Smallhouse Road in Warren County, Kentucky.


El Urbicidio Es El Asesinato Litúrgico De La Ciudad, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq. 2013 SelectedWorks

El Urbicidio Es El Asesinato Litúrgico De La Ciudad, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq.

Fernando Carrión Mena

Académico del Departamento de Estudios Políticos de FLACSOEcuador, doctor en Ciencias Sociales y especialista en políticas urbanas y seguridad ciudadana, Fernando Carrión Mena habla de urbicidio al sostener que “hay una ritualidad o una estrategia explícita de tipo militar, económica o política para intervenir en la ciudad”. El arquitecto, quien fuera también secretario de planificación del Municipio de Quito y coordinador general de la Red Ciudades para América Latina, dice que “la planificación urbana debe reconocer el derecho a la ciudad”.


Custodianship Of The Walking Box Ranch Property: Project Compendium, Margaret N. Rees 2013 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Custodianship Of The Walking Box Ranch Property: Project Compendium, Margaret N. Rees

Walking Box Ranch

This Project Compendium contains information and products resulting from a multi-year cooperative effort between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Las Vegas Field Office and University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) to care for and make available a BLM-owned Southern Nevada historic property: Walking Box Ranch. This project was focused, primarily, on the custodianship of the site through UNLV’s design, management, and coordination of a resident caretaker program, which was carried out by a series of excellent volunteers. University experts contributed to the decision-making process for necessary repairs and site security was enhanced through an innovative volunteer project open ...


City Of Syracuse Historic Resources Survey: Washington Square Neighborhood, Volume 1, Samuel D. Gruber Dr., Bruce G. Harvey Dr. 2013 Syracuse University

City Of Syracuse Historic Resources Survey: Washington Square Neighborhood, Volume 1, Samuel D. Gruber Dr., Bruce G. Harvey Dr.

Samuel D. Gruber Dr.

Historical overview and map analysis of the Washington Square Neighborhood of Syracuse, New York, originally the Village of Salina settled in the late 18th century. The survey also includes block by block descriptions and identification of sites eligible for local and or National Register historic designation.


City Of Syracuse Historic Resources Survey: Washington Square Neighborhood, Volume 2: Survey Forms, Samuel D. Gruber Dr., Bruce G. Harvey Dr. 2013 Syracuse University

City Of Syracuse Historic Resources Survey: Washington Square Neighborhood, Volume 2: Survey Forms, Samuel D. Gruber Dr., Bruce G. Harvey Dr.

Samuel D. Gruber Dr.

Historical overview and map analysis of the Washington Square Neighborhood of Syracuse, New York, originally the Village of Salina settled in the late 18th century. The survey also includes block by block descriptions and identification of sites eligible for local and or National Register historic designation.


Working With Paul Rudolph To Make Rudolph Work: Reclaiming, Conserving, And Adapting Sarasota High School (1958), Katherine Marie Armstrong 2013 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Working With Paul Rudolph To Make Rudolph Work: Reclaiming, Conserving, And Adapting Sarasota High School (1958), Katherine Marie Armstrong

Masters Theses

Sarasota High School, designed by Paul Rudolph in 1958, physically embodies the central ideas of Regional Modernism that developed in Sarasota, Florida in the 1940s and 50s. Covered breezeways, monumental sunshades, deep overhangs, and sliding glass doors promote natural ventilation and sun shading as ways to deal with Florida’s hot climate. As an example of progressive architecture of the time, it is a seminal work of Rudolph’s and significant to Sarasota’s architectural legacy of climatically responsive, modernist buildings that captured international attention.

Sixty years later, Sarasota High School is now unoccupied and in a state of disrepair ...


Main Street: An Avenue Of Culture And Commerce, Gregory Ralph Morrison 2013 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Main Street: An Avenue Of Culture And Commerce, Gregory Ralph Morrison

Masters Theses

Influenced by theme parks and a desire to “revive” the past, we often nostalgically consider Main Street as a homogeneous entity, relegating its existence to the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries alone. Investigation into the history of Main Streets across the United States, as well as more specific analysis of Main Street in Memphis, TN reveals the fallacy of this assumption. Main Street has had a rich and complex history. Strengthening the presence of this true past, rather than relying solely on its fabricated history, offers a tremendous opportunity for cities to capitalize on their history. To build in a way ...


Revitalizing A 19th Century Industrial Complex Into A 21st Century Research And Learning Technology Center, James Lawrence Wines 2013 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Revitalizing A 19th Century Industrial Complex Into A 21st Century Research And Learning Technology Center, James Lawrence Wines

Masters Theses

The revitalization and repurposing of the Domino’s Sugar Plant will foster a vibrant and engaged community for the neighborhood in a distinct way differing from the recent history of growth. Williamsburg is located in a north Brooklyn, New York, community that has been struggling for its identity since the 1970’s. The reprogramming of this abandoned industrial site will include the addition of a new technological research center that will contribute to economic growth and stability for the neighborhood. The new jobs will help bring more people into the neighborhood who will be committed to both live and work ...


Johnston, Janet L. (Sc 1045), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2013 Western Kentucky University

Johnston, Janet L. (Sc 1045), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1045. Paper, “The Adams-Robinson House: A Laboratory of Folk-Victorian Architecture and Interiors,” prepared for Western Kentucky University Restoration of Historic Interiors Class. Prior to demolition in 1995, the house was located at 1903 Creason Street in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Includes blueprint of house.


Erosión De La Institucionalidad Pública Como Parte De La Erosión Del Centro Histórico, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq. 2013 SelectedWorks

Erosión De La Institucionalidad Pública Como Parte De La Erosión Del Centro Histórico, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq.

Fernando Carrión Mena

Ni el patrimonio económico y cultural heredado del pasado, ni la importancia política y los medios financieros que el Estado atribuya a sus ciudades serán suficientes si no se produce la movilización de sus propias fuerzas. Para lo cual se requiere que las ciudades dispongan de una fuerte identidad sociocultural y de un liderazgo político autónomo y representativo y, sobre esta base, generen proyectos colectivos que proporcionen a la sociedad urbana la ilusión movilizadora de todos sus recursos potenciales


Planning And Design Of The Walking Box Ranch Property: Project Compendium, Margaret N. Rees 2013 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Planning And Design Of The Walking Box Ranch Property: Project Compendium, Margaret N. Rees

Walking Box Ranch

This Project Compendium contains products resulting from a multi-year cooperative effort between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Las Vegas Field Office and University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Between 2008 and 2013, the BLM and UNLV Public Lands Institute continued their endeavors to preserve Walking Box Ranch and utilize its vast historic and scientific resources for education, research, and training. Deliberate and careful strategic and business planning; design and development; and the collection of priceless artifacts, photographs, and stories began, and these efforts are ongoing today. Funding by the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (SNPLMA) Capital Improvement program ...


Encapsulating History Of Place, Ashley Linn Lenentine 2013 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Encapsulating History Of Place, Ashley Linn Lenentine

Masters Theses

Architecture has the ability to reveal the culture and history of a place, to support the community and educate society. The design becomes the vessel that retains the history of the place and increases cultural appreciation throughout society. This thesis looks to reinterpret how design responds to a historic context and incorporates culture and memory into the method for new design. A place is an accumulation of layers that tell a story of the past and overlay conditions of the present that enhance the experience of the place. The site, context, history, and culture can be identified as various layers ...


Revitalization Through Rehabilitation: Enhancing Communities Through Re-Use, Jason Stuart Pimsler 2013 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Revitalization Through Rehabilitation: Enhancing Communities Through Re-Use, Jason Stuart Pimsler

Masters Theses

The densification of an existing community through the implementation of sustainable design principles, such as adaptive reuse, promotes revitalization. The re-inhabitation of the proposed abandoned structure along the BeltLine can lead to further development of the existing arts complex. As part of this revitalization, linkages established along a citywide master-planned path provide nodal connections between the local art district and the artists of the Goat Farm and educate visitors of the significant industrial history of the area. The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the positive impact that sustainable architecture, adaptive reuse and proper planning can have on a ...


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