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Historic Preservation and Conservation

University of Pennsylvania

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An Examination And Condition Assessment Of Robert Winthrop Chanler's Pool Grotto Ceiling Mural At Vizcaya, Miami, Lucy Midelfort Jan 2017

An Examination And Condition Assessment Of Robert Winthrop Chanler's Pool Grotto Ceiling Mural At Vizcaya, Miami, Lucy Midelfort

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The following thesis addresses the state of conservation of the exterior ceiling mural by Robert Chanler at Vizcaya, the 1916 winter home of James Deering in Miami, Florida. The fantastical depiction of shimmering fish and delicately glazed high relief seashells painted on the ceiling of the pool grotto has deteriorated greatly over time, so much that only ~10% of the original surfaces remain visible today. No comprehensive documentation of the conditions of the ceiling exists, yet the ceiling is a rare example of the artist’s mural work and after having undergone a variety of under-documented interventions, it still impresses ...


Evaluating The National Underground Railroad Network To Freedom Program Of The National Park Service, Lauren Elizabeth Burton Jan 2014

Evaluating The National Underground Railroad Network To Freedom Program Of The National Park Service, Lauren Elizabeth Burton

Theses (Historic Preservation)

Following the end of the Civil War, Americans used the legend of the Underground Railroad as evidence of the country’s morality before the abolishment of slavery. Using oral history, historians substantiated the common narrative of white abolitionists aiding fugitive slaves into the mid-twentieth century. With the Civil Rights Movement and the growth of social history, this narrative was re-evaluated. In 1995, a Special Resource Study for the National Park Service determined that the Underground Railroad was not being recognized or preserved adequately. Following the recommendations of the study, the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Act of 1998 was ...


Mining The Qualitative From The Quantitative: Re-Evaluating Cemetery Survey For The Field Of Historic Preservation, Kathryn Chambon Diserens Jan 2013

Mining The Qualitative From The Quantitative: Re-Evaluating Cemetery Survey For The Field Of Historic Preservation, Kathryn Chambon Diserens

Theses (Historic Preservation)

This thesis proposes to critique the process of the survey of historic cemeteries and the data and information that can be generated through them through the eyes of a historic preservationist, focusing on the data collection over the past 30 years at St. Louis Number Two Cemetery in New Orleans, Louisiana. Through this research, the process of cemetery survey is described from beginning to end, including what brings it about, what types of data are collected by what types of groups, and finally, a brief glimpse into the types of data analysis and measurement that can be done using this ...