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Historic Preservation and Conservation

2013

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

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 Dec 2013

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.


Landmark Report (Vol. 31, No. 3), Kentucky Library Research Collections Nov 2013

Landmark Report (Vol. 31, No. 3), Kentucky Library Research Collections

Landmark Report

Newsletter published by the Landmark Association; this local group advocates the preservation, protection and maintenance of architectural, cultural and archaeological resources in Bowling Green and Warren County, Kentucky.


Custodianship Of The Walking Box Ranch Property: Project Compendium, Margaret N. Rees Sep 2013

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 ...


A Walk Around Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda, Daniel C. Scott Aug 2013

A Walk Around Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda, Daniel C. Scott

Theses from the Architecture Program

Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda aims to become a national center of distinction, a thriving new district in Bermuda, and a flagship in the economic regeneration of the West End. It will be a place unlike any other in Bermuda, offering cultural, residential, office and tourist amenities that are rooted in the fabric of Bermuda, and the diverse and vital history of the Royal Naval Dockyard.

Building on its history, and preparing it to fulfill its full potential for the future the Dockyard will need to transform to meet the changing needs of Bermuda’s economy. With a weakening tourist industry ...


Landmark Report (Vol. 31, No. 2), Kentucky Library Research Collections Aug 2013

Landmark Report (Vol. 31, No. 2), Kentucky Library Research Collections

Landmark Report

Newsletter published by the Landmark Association; this local group advocates the preservation, protection and maintenance of architectural, cultural and archaeological resources in Bowling Green and Warren County, Kentucky.


Data Dashboards For The Massachusetts Working Cities, Mosakowski Institute, James R. Gomes, Laura Faulkner, Joseph Krahe Jul 2013

Data Dashboards For The Massachusetts Working Cities, Mosakowski Institute, James R. Gomes, Laura Faulkner, Joseph Krahe

Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise

The Mosakowski Institute is the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Research Partner for the bank’s “Working Cities Challenge” program for mid-sized cities in Massachusetts. The Institute recently prepared “data dashboards” for twenty Massachusetts cities, compiling information about such subjects as demographics, income, employment, educational attainment, and health.


Johnston, Janet L. (Sc 1045), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2013

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.


Planning And Design Of The Walking Box Ranch Property: Project Compendium, Margaret N. Rees Jun 2013

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 ...


''Get Your Asphalt Off My Ancestors!'': Reclaiming Richmond's African Burial Ground, Mai-Linh Hong Jun 2013

''Get Your Asphalt Off My Ancestors!'': Reclaiming Richmond's African Burial Ground, Mai-Linh Hong

Faculty Journal Articles

By treating spatial conflict as one way communities wrestle with the memory and legacy of slavery, this article unites critical landscape analysis, a tool of legal geography, with legal and cultural analysis and recent scholarship on African American reparations. A slave cemetery lay beneath a parking lot in Shockoe Bottom, a neighborhood of downtown Richmond that was once a major slave-trading hub. In recent years, controversy arose over the site’s use, generating racially charged local debate and two failed lawsuits seeking to preserve the site. This article examines the significance of the African Burial Ground controversy by analyzing its ...


Restoring The Richard's Cabin - Nevada City Living History Museum, Paul Hart Apr 2013

Restoring The Richard's Cabin - Nevada City Living History Museum, Paul Hart

Posters

Highlands College Historic Preservation student, Paul Hart, enjoyed an internship in which he researched and accurately reconstructed parts of the Richard's Cabin at the Nevada City Living History Museum.


Hobson House Commission - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 115), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2013

Hobson House Commission - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 115), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 115. Organizational records including correspondence, minutes, financial reports, annual reports, yearbooks, portions of a policy manual, legal papers, and other miscellaneous papers related to the Hobson House Commission, which oversees the operation and maintenance of Riverview, a historic Bowling Green, Kentucky property.


Quarters A At The Old Charleston Navy Yard: A Historic Interior Furnishing And Interpretive Plan, Wendy Madill, Charlotte Causey, Amy Elizabeth Uebel, Mary Margaret Schley, Julia Tew Apr 2013

Quarters A At The Old Charleston Navy Yard: A Historic Interior Furnishing And Interpretive Plan, Wendy Madill, Charlotte Causey, Amy Elizabeth Uebel, Mary Margaret Schley, Julia Tew

Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium (GRADS)

Charleston's Naval Yard resembles a ghost town today, but it was once the city’s most active industrial district. It employed thousands of South Carolina workers who built warships and Navy infrastructure throughout the 1900s. When the Admiral presided over this bustling base, he lived at Quarters A. This social epicenter hosted military ceremonies, weddings, and PR visits from celebrities. Charles Lindbergh, Helen Keller, and FDR are some of the notables who walked these halls—halls that are now silent. Since the 1996 decommissioning of the base, Quarters A faces deterioration. Although exterior condition is poor, the interior is ...


Ellis, Birdie Read, 1879-1958 (Sc 970), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2013

Ellis, Birdie Read, 1879-1958 (Sc 970), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 970. Original collection of invoices, estimates and contractors’ statements related to the construction of Birdie Read Ellis’ house at 1349 State Street, Bowling Green, Kentucky.


Natcher, William Huston, 1909-1994 (Sc 897), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2013

Natcher, William Huston, 1909-1994 (Sc 897), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 897. Letter written by Congressman William Huston Natcher in response to a request by the Bowling Green Historical Preservation Board, giving detailed data about historic houses located on East Main Street, in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where Natcher maintained his home. Also included is a photocopy of the letter with notes added by Irene Sumpter and Cora Jane Spiller.


Landmark Report (Vol. 31, No. 1), Kentucky Library Research Collections Mar 2013

Landmark Report (Vol. 31, No. 1), Kentucky Library Research Collections

Landmark Report

Newsletter published by the Landmark Association; this local group advocates the preservation, protection and maintenance of architectural, cultural and archaeological resources in Bowling Green and Warren County, Kentucky.


Southern Nevada Agency Partnership, Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Steward Retention And Program Transfer: Final Project Report, George Phillips, Margaret N. Rees Feb 2013

Southern Nevada Agency Partnership, Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Steward Retention And Program Transfer: Final Project Report, George Phillips, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

Southern Nevada Agency Partnership, Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Steward Retention and Program Transfer is a Round 11 Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (SNPLMA)-funded project implemented by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Public Lands Institute on behalf of and in cooperation with four Federal agencies. This project resulted in the retention of community members to serve as a voluntary workforce to regularly monitor assigned cultural sites on federal public lands in Clark County, Nevada, and the transfer of the Cultural Site Stewardship Program (CSSP) to the Nevada State Historical Preservation Office.


Meredith, R. Mitchell (Mrs.) (Sc 2673), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2013

Meredith, R. Mitchell (Mrs.) (Sc 2673), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2673. Paper titled "An Old Kentucky Home" about the home of E.D. Garrison in Allen County, Kentucky.


Walking Box Ranch Custodianship Quarterly Progress Report: Period Ending January 10, 2013, Margaret N. Rees Jan 2013

Walking Box Ranch Custodianship Quarterly Progress Report: Period Ending January 10, 2013, Margaret N. Rees

Walking Box Ranch

  • UNLV provides stewardship of Walking Box Ranch (WBR) by providing a caretaker who oversees the property, facilitating use of the property by researchers and educators, developing a use and research policy for the property, and coordinating these activities with BLM and in accordance with TNC restrictions.
  • UNLV currently addresses security issues for the property through the presence of the caretaker and two Metro Officers who reside on the property in two recreational vehicles.
  • UNLV continues to work with BLM, supplying content for interpretation at the future Walking Box Ranch museum.
  • BLM and UNLV visited the ranch on December 5th to ...


Walking Box Ranch Planning And Design Quarterly Progress Report: Period Ending January 10, 2013, Margaret N. Rees Jan 2013

Walking Box Ranch Planning And Design Quarterly Progress Report: Period Ending January 10, 2013, Margaret N. Rees

Walking Box Ranch

  • BLM notified UNLV on Nov 7, 2012 that they had cancelled the WBR solicitation for a general contractor and that they were reconsidering the scope of the project. BLM and UNLV met on Nov. 22, 2012 and BLM updated UNLV on their decision to terminate the task agreement for the field and research station, and to modify plans for interpretation at the future WBR Visitor Center. BLM and UNLV will meet Feb. 7, 2013 to discuss the path forward regarding interpretation and the Visitor’s Center.
  • UNLV is continuing to work with direction from Carolyn Shelton, BLM interpreter, to collect ...


Perpetual Care: A Sustainable Approach To Restoring The Lost Landscapes Of America's Rural Cemeteries, Benjamin Gilbert Buckley Jan 2013

Perpetual Care: A Sustainable Approach To Restoring The Lost Landscapes Of America's Rural Cemeteries, Benjamin Gilbert Buckley

Theses (Historic Preservation)

During the mid 19th century burial practices in America evolved drastically with the creation of “rural” cemeteries. These burial grounds became incredibly popular didactic landscapes that were physical manifestations of contemporary Victorian social forces. Many of these historic landscapes are in need of conservation and restoration in order to preserve what remains. This thesis project lays out the significance of these sites, and provides a guide to restoring the character defining features of these cemeteries.


On The Preservation Of Principles: Determining The Adequacy Of Historic Preservation Theories, Charters, And Guidelines For The Philadelphia Police Headquarters, Allee Berger Jan 2013

On The Preservation Of Principles: Determining The Adequacy Of Historic Preservation Theories, Charters, And Guidelines For The Philadelphia Police Headquarters, Allee Berger

Theses (Historic Preservation)

Mid-twentieth-century architecture imposes unprecedented challenges onto the field of historic preservation. These problems are placing a strain on the theories, charters, and guidelines developed over the years to guide preservation efforts. As a result, there are collective calls for a reevaluation of the field’s principles. However, an in-depth understanding of why traditional preservation methodologies warrant retooling is missing from this overarching conversation. This thesis analyzes a select number of longstanding preservation doctrines to determine whether or not they are adequate for preserving post-war architecture. In order to assess the field’s traditional theories, charters, and guidelines, this thesis uses ...


University Of Massachusetts Amherst 2012-2021 Capital Improvement Projects, Douglas Vigneau, Juanita Holler, University Of Massachusetts Building Authority, John Mathews, Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Ezra Small Jan 2013

University Of Massachusetts Amherst 2012-2021 Capital Improvement Projects, Douglas Vigneau, Juanita Holler, University Of Massachusetts Building Authority, John Mathews, Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Ezra Small

Campus Planning Master Plans

In 2013 the University of Massachusetts, on behalf of the University of Massachusetts Building Authority and Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM), submitted an Expanded Environmental Notification Form for the University's 2012 - 2021 Capital Improvement Plan to the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA) Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Office (MEPA).

Taken individually, the majority of the Projects, comprising of 13 building/space, 7 site/landscape, and 5 facility/ utility scale improvement projects, do not require MEPA review as most of the Project sites are confined to infill areas on campus that are currently or ...


Penn Fruit And The Everyday Modern: Interpreting The Mid-Century Supermarket, Shannon Teresa Garrison Jan 2013

Penn Fruit And The Everyday Modern: Interpreting The Mid-Century Supermarket, Shannon Teresa Garrison

Theses (Historic Preservation)

In Philadelphia, Penn Fruit was one of the earliest grocery stores to adopt the supermarket model and remained an innovator in the grocery business from its founding in 1927 until it declared bankruptcy in 1975. Max Zimmerman, editor of Super Market Merchandising and founder of the Super Market Institute considered it a "recognized leader" in the field, highlighting it as one of the "outstanding operations in the country" in his 1955 book, Super Markets. In the 1950s its per-store sales were over three times the national average, and the company's distinctive stores, with their arched rooflines and sparkling glass ...


St. Mary's Parish House: Reuse And Rehabilitaion Feasibility Report, Elizabeth Deblock, Alison Fredericks, Dylan Peacock, Amy Skrzek, Arnold Robinson Jan 2013

St. Mary's Parish House: Reuse And Rehabilitaion Feasibility Report, Elizabeth Deblock, Alison Fredericks, Dylan Peacock, Amy Skrzek, Arnold Robinson

Historic Preservation

Most windows in the structure are historic and in fair condition, consisting of double-hung, six-over-six, divided-light windows throughout most of the building and 12-over-8 divided- light windows in the gymnasium. Windows on the first story of the south façade, in the school addition, are wooden and one-over-one.


Incorporating Historic Preservation Into An Accredited Interior Design Program, Reasoning And Application, Jenna M. Woodcox Jan 2013

Incorporating Historic Preservation Into An Accredited Interior Design Program, Reasoning And Application, Jenna M. Woodcox

Mid-America College Art Association Conference 2012 Digital Publications

Due to the recent decline of the economic situation in the United States, more credibility needs to be established in regard to the professions that are deemed “luxury career paths”. This essay focuses on interior design and historic preservation integration. This literature is intended to bring more credibility and awareness to the interior design field to show outsiders the potential and importance it holds. Most importantly, this proposal is for current designers who are not working in the field, to not give up hope for their design careers and think of ways to reinvent themselves (like choosing a specialty) to ...


Control Of Biodeterioration Of Sandstone On The Fisher Fine Arts Library, Jessica A. Focht Jan 2013

Control Of Biodeterioration Of Sandstone On The Fisher Fine Arts Library, Jessica A. Focht

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The study focuses on the presence of biocolonization on the Fisher Fine Arts Library, where two visually distinct types of biocolonization are found, green and black. The former grow in the damper, lower courses, while the latter occurs in the middle courses. The top courses of the apse are protected from rain so no apparent colonization is seen there. Biodeterioration is any undesirable change in the properties of a material caused by the vital action of organisms. The most used methods to control and prevent biodeterioration are to eliminate biocolonization through the application of biocides. The presence of biocolonization is ...


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 ...


Negotiating Postwar Landscape Architecture: The Practice Of Sidney Nichols Shurcliff, Jeffrey Scott Fulford M.D., M.P.H., M.L.A. Jan 2013

Negotiating Postwar Landscape Architecture: The Practice Of Sidney Nichols Shurcliff, Jeffrey Scott Fulford M.D., M.P.H., M.L.A.

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

While documentation of the work of a select group of modernist landscape architects of the mid-twentieth century is available, little is known about the professional contributions of transitional landscape architects active in the period following World War II. Using selected projects framed by existing literature covering contemporary social, economic, political, and artistic influences, this study examines the career of one such transitional figure, Sidney Nichols Shurcliff (1906-1981). Project descriptions and analysis measure the scope of Shurcliff's work and the degree to which he contributed to the discipline and its transition to modernism, thereby augmenting the history of landscape architecture ...


The Ineffectiveness Of The National Programmatic Agreement For Cell Phone Towers, Laura Briggs Jan 2013

The Ineffectiveness Of The National Programmatic Agreement For Cell Phone Towers, Laura Briggs

Historic Preservation Theses

Since 2004, when the Nationwide Programmatic Agreement was created to help protect and standardize the process of telecommunication tower review within the United States, many installations have been erected that have caused adverse effects on the historic resources that those regulations were intended to protect. This thesis looks at why the Nationwide Programmatic Agreement was enacted and what could be changed to help improve the review and practice of the telecommunication tower process.

The goal was to identify the ways in which the agreement could be improved upon to help minimize adverse effects on historic properties by telecommunication installations that ...