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Historic Preservation and Conservation

2014

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Obsolete Architecture: Revitalization Along A Spectrum Of Utility, Garrett Goodridge Dec 2014

Obsolete Architecture: Revitalization Along A Spectrum Of Utility, Garrett Goodridge

Architecture Thesis Prep

I am interested in understanding the potential contemporary significance of currently obsolete infrastructures in architecture. I am also claiming that architecture exists along a spectrum of utility. It is insinuated that obsolete architecture is subjugated to one side of the spectrum (uselessness), however, it is not yet (completely) dead. It instead exists in a middle ground between useless and useful. I am contending to exploit the extremes, and in doing so, drawing attention to the ambiguity of the obsolete architecture at hand in effort to generate modern functionality.


Landmark Report (Vol. 32, No. 2), Kentucky Library Research Collections Dec 2014

Landmark Report (Vol. 32, 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.


Finding Addison Mizner: His Scrapbook Testimony, Suzanne B. Kane Asid Dec 2014

Finding Addison Mizner: His Scrapbook Testimony, Suzanne B. Kane Asid

Theses from the Architecture Program

Through historic archival research, this study focuses on the works of Florida architect Addison Mizner (1872-1933), credited with bringing Spanish/Mediterranean Revival architecture to Palm Beach, Florida in the early 20th century. This thesis is the first to study the works of Mizner through the perspective of his personal scrapbooks. In a state of advanced deterioration, Mizner’s scrapbooks are currently housed in Society of the Four Arts, King Library in Palm Beach, Florida. While a rare and treasured source of their own accord, the importance of the scrapbooks is elevated by the fact that many of Mizner’s ...


Jackson, Harry Lucellus, 1907-1985 (Sc 2872), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2014

Jackson, Harry Lucellus, 1907-1985 (Sc 2872), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2872. Two letters of Harry L. Jackson, Bratenahl, Ohio, to Jane (Hines) Morningstar, Bowling Green, Kentucky, regarding selection of an artist to create murals for Bowling Green’s Hobson House. He also discusses his health treatments at Hot Springs, Virginia, and mourns the death of his cousin Mary Neal. Includes a clipping about his retirement.


From Monuments To Ruins: An Analysis Of Historical Preservation In Jordan, Mason Seymore Oct 2014

From Monuments To Ruins: An Analysis Of Historical Preservation In Jordan, Mason Seymore

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

The city of Amman, Jordan manages a plethora of archaeological sites that date back several millennia. Unfortunately, with the limited resources the government has at its disposal, the city is unable to conserve the sites in the best way possible. Because of this, a public disconnect between the value of history and attempts that are made to preserve it has emerged. This study explored the effects of historical conservation in Jordanian society. More specifically, the study focused on the relationship between how the public and the government perceives historical conservation efforts in Jordan. This study attempted to answer two research ...


Historic Former Asylum In A Perilous State, Sylvia Thompson Sep 2014

Historic Former Asylum In A Perilous State, Sylvia Thompson

Media

It is in a perilous state of dereliction with only the southern end of the building remaining standing. The linking arcades on the wings of the building are long gone. The roof has collapsed inwards. The windows have all been broken and are either boarded up or covered with gratings. It is surrounded by overgrown vegetation and in some places, there are trees rooted into the walls.


An Interpretive Plan Guide For Wilderness Park In Lincoln, Nebraska, Rachel J. Ward Aug 2014

An Interpretive Plan Guide For Wilderness Park In Lincoln, Nebraska, Rachel J. Ward

Community and Regional Planning Program: Professional Projects

Wilderness Park, located in Lancaster County, Nebraska, is a public park of unique ecological and historical value to the city of Lincoln and to the surrounding region. The natural and historical features of the park present an opportunity to communicate environmental and historical topics that are relevant on local, national, and global levels, as well as inspire a lively sense of pride in the community. The problem is that many topics relevant to Wilderness Park are not currently being interpreted at the park, and that there are relatively few interpretive resources available to park visitors.

The purpose of this project ...


Greta Place As A Historic District, William Riggs Jul 2014

Greta Place As A Historic District, William Riggs

City and Regional Planning

This report, forwarded to the City of San Luis Obispo's Cultural Heritage Commission proposes Greta Place as a mid-century modern historic district. Greta is a small street located centrally in San Luis Obispo, CA (See Figure 1). It has a unique and distinct mid-century presence that is both a well-preserved and concentrated example of a collection of Mid-century single-family homes produced in San Luis Obispo as the City began to expand in the 1950s. It specifically called out in the City’s Historic Context Statement when it describes the street as “a cohesive collection of one-story Mid-century Modern houses ...


Landmark Report (Vol. 32, No. 1), Kentucky Library Research Collections Jul 2014

Landmark Report (Vol. 32, 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.


Content Management Systems And 3d Models: Creation, Interaction And Display, Dillon Wackerman, Ashley Thompson Apr 2014

Content Management Systems And 3d Models: Creation, Interaction And Display, Dillon Wackerman, Ashley Thompson

Library Faculty and Staff Presentations

This presentation will explore methods of creating and displaying 3D images in relation to Content Management Systems and online collections. Examining the creation of 3D models through various platforms, we will discuss the interaction and feasibility for implementation of several common 3D formats.

The online display of 3D models has been in use for several years, most notably in archaeological reconstruction projects and more recently in digital imaging within the field of medical science. For this presentation, a 3D model is a visual representation that can be manipulated with various tools, which enable it to be turned, rotated and magnified ...


Spans Across Time: Compliance Of Historic Maine Coastal Bridges With Modern Geometric Design Standards, Elizabeth Reynolds Apr 2014

Spans Across Time: Compliance Of Historic Maine Coastal Bridges With Modern Geometric Design Standards, Elizabeth Reynolds

Honors College

The purpose of this thesis is to study a wide range of historic bridges along the coast of Maine. Three bridges were selected for study: Sewall’s Bridge, Bailey Island Bridge, and Deer Isle-Sedgwick Bridge. The selected bridges exhibit varying historic treatment approaches, material use, structure type, and span length. This thesis establishes the compliance of these bridges with modern geometric standards, as defined by AASHTO (2011), including maximum grade, vertical and horizontal alignment, roadway width, and sidewalk width. Passing sight distance, passenger comfort and general appearance are not be included in this evaluation of geometric design.

This document outlines ...


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

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

Sociology and Anthropology Faculty Presentations

No abstract provided.


Owen, Colvin Jacob (Sc 1270), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2014

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.”


National Register Nomination: The Mccloughan Mansion, 315 Old Allerton Road, Annandale Nj 08801, Leaha Bovino Jan 2014

National Register Nomination: The Mccloughan Mansion, 315 Old Allerton Road, Annandale Nj 08801, Leaha Bovino

Historic Preservation Capstone Projects

The McCloughan Mansion is an Italianate-style house located in Annandale, New Jersey on five acres of land and includes two outbuildings, a small barn and a second dwelling. The mansion was constructed between 1860 and 1870 and is significant under Criterion C in the area of Architecture. The McCloughan Mansion is an excellent example of Italianate design executed in brick masonry that is uncommon in the architectural context of the town of Annandale. Furthermore, repetitive segmental-arched architectural elements distinguish the McCloughan Mansion from typical orthogonal implementations of Italianate design, and give this property an iconic identity. The property retains a ...


National Register Nomination: The French House, 1287 Hope Street Bristol, Rhode Island 02809, Derek J. Dandurand Jan 2014

National Register Nomination: The French House, 1287 Hope Street Bristol, Rhode Island 02809, Derek J. Dandurand

Historic Preservation Capstone Projects

This document serves as a National Register Nomination for the French House located at 1287 Hope Street in Bristol, Rhode Island. The French House is nominated under Criterion B for its association with Col. George T. French Esq., and Criterion C for its contribution to the Stick style of architecture in Bristol, Rhode Island.

Built in 1881, the French House is a Vernacular Stick style cottage and gains its local significance under Criterion B for its relationship and association with Col. George T. French Esq., French was a lawyer, politician, patriot, and former Brown University student who dedicated his life ...


Creating A Religious Properties Database For The City Of New Bedford: An Analysis Of Best Practices And Available Systems, Elizabeth C. Cardarelli Jan 2014

Creating A Religious Properties Database For The City Of New Bedford: An Analysis Of Best Practices And Available Systems, Elizabeth C. Cardarelli

Historic Preservation Capstone Projects

This policy analysis was written to provide the city of New Bedford, the Waterfront Historic Area League, Inter-church Council of Greater New Bedford, and the congregations with possible database systems to consider in creating their historic religious properties database. It also provides the best methodology to use when choosing a database. Deciding on who will be involved in the choosing process, determining a budget, and listing the mandatory requirements the database should provide are all important to consider in the decision making process.


Victorian Splendor: Analysis Of The Late 19Th Century Decorative Ceiling At Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion In Germantown, Pennsylvania, Johanna Sztokman Jan 2014

Victorian Splendor: Analysis Of The Late 19Th Century Decorative Ceiling At Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion In Germantown, Pennsylvania, Johanna Sztokman

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The decorative ceiling in the Stevenson Bedroom of the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion in Philadelphia is one of the most outstanding examples of post-Centennial ornamental designs. The exotic, stylized, geometric pattern of the ceiling illustrates ideals set forth during the Centennial International Exhibition, held in Philadelphia in 1876, and emphasizes Victorians’ predisposition to live à la mode. However, as a result of harsh treatment conducted in the 1970’s and ‘80s and damaging environmental conditions, the ceiling design only partially remains today. This thesis considers an approach for interpreting decorative paintings where the original fabric is altered or missing. It argues ...


No Property Left Behind: An Exploration Of Abandoned Property Policies, Margaret Louise Smith Jan 2014

No Property Left Behind: An Exploration Of Abandoned Property Policies, Margaret Louise Smith

Theses (Historic Preservation)

Historic preservationists work on both the micro and the macro level: at the micro level, they handle the site-specific, bricks and mortar issues, and at the macro level, they manage community-oriented plans, such as historic districts. The two levels are important to grasp for placemaking – creating, or retaining, a sense of place. Historic preservation and placemaking are thus interrelated. Consequently, preservationists have equal concerns about abandoned properties as planners and as community advocates. In order to grow and serve the communities, preservationists must appreciate and exercise more than just those tools commonly found in the standard historic preservation lexicon; they ...


Infrared Thermography As An Alternative Method For The Assessment Of Moisture Content Readings In A Porous Brick, Sarah Catherine Cole Jan 2014

Infrared Thermography As An Alternative Method For The Assessment Of Moisture Content Readings In A Porous Brick, Sarah Catherine Cole

Theses (Historic Preservation)

Many pre- to late-nineteenth century brick masonry structures encountered by conservation professionals are constructed with hygroscopic, porous brick that has been attacked by the combination of moisture and salt. The presence of these enabling factors of deterioration accelerates damage to a brick. Professionals need an affordable nondestructive tool that does not require extensive calibrations to highlight dangerous levels of moisture in the presence of soluble salts at a macroscopic scale prior to evident material loss. The infrared camera has been proven to display a visual image of moisture anomalies in a brick wall, but quantification requires spot readings with a ...


Standardization In The Lumber Industry: Trade Journals, Builder's Guides And The American Home, Winston Wallace Clement Jan 2014

Standardization In The Lumber Industry: Trade Journals, Builder's Guides And The American Home, Winston Wallace Clement

Theses (Historic Preservation)

This thesis provides a comprehensive analysis of the technical and structural changes that occurred within the American lumber industry in the half century after the Civil War. The format of this thesis is as follows: a review of relevant literature pertaining to all aspects of American wood-frame residential construction; a description and analysis of the lumber industry in America, focusing on how and why it reacted slowly to changes in demand for building supplies and was hesitant to adapt and incorporate new materials and technologies; an overview of the changes that occurred to residential wood-frame construction, e.g. the transition ...


Bombing, Tagging, Writing: An Analysis Of The Significance Of Graffiti And Street Art, Lindsay Bates Jan 2014

Bombing, Tagging, Writing: An Analysis Of The Significance Of Graffiti And Street Art, Lindsay Bates

Theses (Historic Preservation)

A first look upon a well-contrived piece of graffiti or street art may inspire feelings of surprise, delight, and amusement, but the connection between graffiti and cultural heritage might be more difficult to perceive. Conventionally, graffiti was synonymous with vandalism, associated with a subculture that needed to be extinguished immediately. However, with the works of such artists as Basquiat, Keith Haring, Banksy, Steve Powers, and the like, graffiti began to be recognized as something more than crime – something with far more value, something that could reach beyond the walls of a gallery. Indeed, this subculture has since proliferated exponentially, and ...


A Survey And Analysis Of Bronze Mausoleum Doors At Woodlawn Cemetery In The Bronx, Ny, Monique Christie Colas Jan 2014

A Survey And Analysis Of Bronze Mausoleum Doors At Woodlawn Cemetery In The Bronx, Ny, Monique Christie Colas

Theses (Historic Preservation)

Today, cemeteries face a widespread need for maintenance and upkeep of their memorial structures, particularly of their mausolea. As a major focal point of a mausoleum, the door is one that serves both an aesthetic and functional purpose, putting it at a high priority for maintenance. To create a means for facilitating and prioritizing future maintenance programs of both doors and mausolea, Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, NY was chosen as a case study. As a part of this process, existing conditions were recorded and supplemented with archival research and scientific analysis. In order to create a system of recording ...


Policy And Preservation In Chinese Urbanization: Urban And Rural Cases Studies In Shanghai And Hongcun, Huachen Shao Jan 2014

Policy And Preservation In Chinese Urbanization: Urban And Rural Cases Studies In Shanghai And Hongcun, Huachen Shao

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The aim of this thesis is to investigate the present land and preservation policies in preservation and rehabilitation in China and to propose new methods of management for the historic urban districts and villages by answering the question “how to balance the benefits of different stakeholders and encourage them in preservation by policy changing and economic tools application”. The author chose Shanghai as the urban level case and Hongcun, Anhui Province as the rural level case to study the issue under the national urbanization and tourism trends.

The thesis first outlines the current urbanization and historic heritage survival under the ...


Visual Harmony In Relation To Camp Santanoni: User's Perceptions And Interpretations Of Visual Harmony Between Historic Rustic Architectural Design And The Natural Environment Based On Recommendations Made By Downing, Olmsted And Wicks, Nina L. Caruso Jan 2014

Visual Harmony In Relation To Camp Santanoni: User's Perceptions And Interpretations Of Visual Harmony Between Historic Rustic Architectural Design And The Natural Environment Based On Recommendations Made By Downing, Olmsted And Wicks, Nina L. Caruso

Historic Preservation Theses

The purpose of this study is to understand how users of Camp Santanoni perceive and interpret the visual harmony between historic rustic architectural design and the natural environment and if these meanings are congruent with the design recommendations from Downing, Olmsted, and Wicks. The main goal is to understand the congruent relationships between how a designer wished to achieve visual harmony between buildings and landscapes, and how people actually perceive this interaction. The meaningful relationships between users (the people) of Camp Santanoni’s buildings and the surrounding landscape (the place) were documented.


A New Focus For The Future: Historic Preservation Practices And Vocational High School Curriculum, A Massachusetts Concentration, Duane D. Houghton Jan 2014

A New Focus For The Future: Historic Preservation Practices And Vocational High School Curriculum, A Massachusetts Concentration, Duane D. Houghton

Historic Preservation Theses

Graduates of vocational high schools account for the largest group of trade professionals in the construction and remodeling industry. The various concentrations provide prospective graduates with the skills, knowledge and education they need to succeed in the industry. After graduation former students are prepared to hold several different jobs in the industrial, commercial and residential areas; some work as independent contractors for various clients and projects, while others may be hired by firms on an ongoing basis.

The issue exists that although these types of vocational schools are producing valuable assets to the community they seem to promote construction and ...


Landmark Report Index (1981-2014), Kentucky Library Research Collections Jan 2014

Landmark Report Index (1981-2014), Kentucky Library Research Collections

Landmark Report

No abstract provided.


A Cultural Heritage Management Methodology For Assessing The Vulnerabilities Of Archaeological Sites To Predicted Climate Change Focuing On Ireland's Two World Heritage Sites, Caithleen Daly Jan 2014

A Cultural Heritage Management Methodology For Assessing The Vulnerabilities Of Archaeological Sites To Predicted Climate Change Focuing On Ireland's Two World Heritage Sites, Caithleen Daly

Doctoral

The affect climate change will have on cultural heritage preservation poses a global challenge and is being addressed by international organisations such as UNESCO and ICOMOS. The aim of this doctoral research is to assist heritage managers in understanding the implications of climate change for the sites in their care. It addresses the question of how to approach the assessment and measurement of climate change impacts on cultural heritage. The potential future effects of climate change on cultural heritage in temperate climates are discussed and current international practice in the management of climate change impacts on cultural heritage is investigated ...


Preserving The Historic Garden Suburb: Case Studies From London And New York, Jeffrey A. Kroessler Jan 2014

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

Publications and Research

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 ...


Advances In Documentation, Digital Curation, Virtual Exhibition, And A Test Of 3d Geometric Morhpometrics: A Case Study Of The Vanderpool Vessels From The Ancestral Caddo Territory, Robert Z. Selden Jr., Timothy K. Perttula, Michael J. O'Brien Jan 2014

Advances In Documentation, Digital Curation, Virtual Exhibition, And A Test Of 3d Geometric Morhpometrics: A Case Study Of The Vanderpool Vessels From The Ancestral Caddo Territory, Robert Z. Selden Jr., Timothy K. Perttula, Michael J. O'Brien

CRHR: Archaeology

Three-dimensional (3D) digital scanning of archaeological materials is typically used as a tool for artifact documentation. With the permission of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma, 3D documentation of Caddo funerary vessels from the Vanderpool site (41SM77) was conducted with the initial goal of ensuring that these data would be publicly available for future research long after the vessels were repatriated. A digital infrastructure was created to archive and disseminate the resultant 3D datasets, ensuring that they would be accessible by both researchers and the general public (CRHR 2014a). However, 3D imagery can be used for much more than documentation. To ...


Revisiting Gordion's Pebble Mosaic Pavement: Evaluating Re-Backing Techniques And Investigating Alkali-Silica Reaction, Kevin Adam Wohlgemuth Jan 2014

Revisiting Gordion's Pebble Mosaic Pavement: Evaluating Re-Backing Techniques And Investigating Alkali-Silica Reaction, Kevin Adam Wohlgemuth

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The 9th c. B.C.E. Megaron 2 pebble mosaic from Gordion is the oldest known mosaic pavement to date. Discovered in 1956, it was subsequently cut into 33 individual panels, lifted, and stored outdoors for two decades before reinstallation under a sheltered, sub-grade, outdoor exhibit at the Gordion Museum. Recent research into its conservation history and current condition in preparation for re-interpretation and display has revealed the potential for further deterioration through alkali-silica reaction between the siliceous pebbles and the cementitious backing. Moreover, the enigmatic geometric designs are now difficult to read due to the loss of pebbles, misalignment ...