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Palm Cottage Garden Historic Preservation, Vrushali J. Bharadwaj Mar 2004

Palm Cottage Garden Historic Preservation, Vrushali J. Bharadwaj

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Historic landscapes are vital elements of our nation's cultural continuum and must be protected as a part of living fabric of the community. This thesis addressed the preservation of historic landscape gardens, focusing on design strategies that can make historic time legible in landscape. It proposed a landscape plan for the preservation of Palm Cottage Garden in Gotha, Florida, a significant historic landscape resource.

To determine the criteria used to establish how and to what period the estate should be restored, the Secretary of the Interior's Guidelines for the Treatment of Cultural Landscapes was followed. This process involved ...