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Carroll, Julianne And Emily Hudson (Fa 1219), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Carroll, Julianne And Emily Hudson (Fa 1219), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1219. National Register of Historic Places nomination form to register the Cedar Ridge Historic District in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Completed by Julianne Carroll and Emily Hudson, the application includes history, classification, maps, photographs, and other documentation regarding the 43 single and multi-family structures in the neighborhood, the earliest dating from 1920.


Reynolds, V. Lynn (Fa 1217), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Reynolds, V. Lynn (Fa 1217), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1217. National Register of Historic Places nomination form to expand the boundaries of the College Hill National Register District in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Completed by V. Lynn Reynolds in 1994, the application includes history, classification, maps, photographs, and other documentation regarding the 33 structures in the initial College Hill National Register District established in 1979; 115 structures were added in 1994 and one more in 1996. A survey inventory updated in July 2003 is also included along with Kentucky Historic Resources Individual Survey forms from 2006.


Losing Its Way: The Landmarks Preservation Commission In Eclipse, Jeffrey A. Kroessler Aug 2018

Losing Its Way: The Landmarks Preservation Commission In Eclipse, Jeffrey A. Kroessler

Publications and Research

New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission has an admirable history of protecting the city's historic character. Increasingly in recent years, the commission has backed away from proactively designated sites of historical, architectural, or cultural significance as city landmarks. At the same time, the commission has shown greater deference to the owner of a property when deciding whether to designate, and to the wishes of the owners of designated properties in matters of regulation, notwithstanding that owner consent is nowhere in the landmarks law. At the same time, the commission has introduced new definitions, such as “period of significance ...


Preservation Approaches To Preserving Sites Of Chinese American Heritage In New York City, Yuexian Huang Jan 2018

Preservation Approaches To Preserving Sites Of Chinese American Heritage In New York City, Yuexian Huang

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The history of Chinese immigrants and Chinese Americans has long been overlooked by the main society of the U.S. Specifically, in New York City, a city with a rich history of Chinese immigration and historic preservation, there is still no locally designated landmark or district showing explicit connection with the city’s Chinese community. This does not respond to the increasing focus on cultural diversity in the field.

Based on interviews and policy reviews, this research examines various groups that have played direct and indirect roles in preserving the physical fabric of Manhattan’s Chinatown. Evaluated are preservation agencies ...


Becoming The Preservation Executive Director: A Journey Through The Educational And Professional Development Of Preservation Nonprofit Leaders, Allison G. Bacon Jan 2018

Becoming The Preservation Executive Director: A Journey Through The Educational And Professional Development Of Preservation Nonprofit Leaders, Allison G. Bacon

Historic Preservation Theses

Historic preservation executive directors are tasked with using their preservation skills and knowledge to preserve and protect the built environment. However, they are also responsible for running a business, in the form of nonprofit organization, where they manage people, projects and budgets to keep the organization functioning. This thesis explores the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics (KSAOCs) required of historic preservation executive directors to lead preservation nonprofits using the method of job analysis. Preservation graduate programs and educational standards are analyzed to demonstrate the gap in preservation academic programs to prepare professionals to lead nonprofit organizations. Recommendations are ...


The Andrews Complex Development Feasability Study For Newport Art House’S “Residency 2020” Project, Tracy Jonsson Jan 2018

The Andrews Complex Development Feasability Study For Newport Art House’S “Residency 2020” Project, Tracy Jonsson

Historic Preservation Theses

This paper is a needs-driven feasibility study for acquiring and rehabilitating the Andrews Complex, located at 7-10 Fir Street, Newport RI for use in Newport Art House’s Residency 2020 Project.

Newport Art House (NAH) commissioned this study responding to the need for affordable housing and studios within Newport’s artist community in the face of social change resulting from years of municipal economic investment in seasonal tourism. The Residency 2020 Project is one solution addressing equity, sustainability, and community authenticity issues identified by the City of Newport. It is an example of innovation at the intersection of historic preservation ...


Applications Of Cultural Landscape Studies In Single-Street Historic Districts, Arielle Simone Harris Jan 2017

Applications Of Cultural Landscape Studies In Single-Street Historic Districts, Arielle Simone Harris

Theses (Historic Preservation)

For decades, Philadelphia has ineffectively balanced increasing development pressures with protection of the city’s historic resources, resulting in the loss of locally and nationally significant places. To the extent that local preservation efforts have been effective, they have relied heavily on the use of historic districts (roughly seventy percent of all buildings in the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places owe their protection to this mechanism). Nonetheless, nominations of traditional, neighborhood-bound historic districts have been tabled or dismissed by the Philadelphia Historical Commission for over a decade. The impasse stems from misguided perceptions about property values and building maintenance, political ...


The Preservation Moment: Gentrification Saved New York, Jeffrey A. Kroessler Jan 2017

The Preservation Moment: Gentrification Saved New York, Jeffrey A. Kroessler

Publications and Research

In the 1960s and 1970s, New York City was in decline. Crime was rising, jobs were leaving, and the population was falling. At the same time, much of the historic city was being lost and replaced by less distinctive architecture. But the declining city offered an opening for recovery and re-imagining. New residents moved into old, declining neighborhoods. Gentrification stabilized sections of the Bronx, Manhattan, and Brooklyn. Between 1965 and 1989 the city designated more than fifty historic districts, and those areas prevented further decay and anchored the recovery. Unlike other older cities, New York continues to grow. The previous ...


Review: Saving Place: 50 Years Of New York City Landmarks, Jeffrey A. Kroessler Mar 2016

Review: Saving Place: 50 Years Of New York City Landmarks, Jeffrey A. Kroessler

Publications and Research

This piece is a review of "Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks" at the Museum of the City of New York from April 2015 to January 2016. It discusses the presentation of the history of preservation in New York City and how the landmarks law has been implemented and challenged over its first half century.

Article of record is at http://jsah.ucpress.edu/content/75/1/119.abstract


The Schoolhouse Problem: New Solutions For Preserving Historic And Obsolete Buildings In Rural New Hampshire, Andrew Cushing Jan 2016

The Schoolhouse Problem: New Solutions For Preserving Historic And Obsolete Buildings In Rural New Hampshire, Andrew Cushing

Theses (Historic Preservation)

What options exist for public or nonprofit stewards of historic buildings in rural New Hampshire to re-use their properties for purposes other than museums? Over 200 historical societies exist in the Granite State, and of those, more than 40 own or manage multiple properties. These buildings – often schoolhouses, Grange halls, churches, etc. – are seldom open to the public and can be burdensome for volunteer-based organizations like historical societies that operate on small budgets. This thesis examined alternative solutions in rural communities, solutions that return a building to usefulness without compromising character-defining features. Case studies derived from conversations with various rural ...


Historical Layering And Historic Preservation In Relation To Urban Planning And Protecting Local Identity: City Study Of Nanjing, Mengjia Wang Jan 2015

Historical Layering And Historic Preservation In Relation To Urban Planning And Protecting Local Identity: City Study Of Nanjing, Mengjia Wang

Theses (Historic Preservation)

After 1980s, the People’s Republic of China modernized rapidly, resulting in vast changes to the fabric of cities. At the same time, China developed more sophisticated urban planning practices and historic preservation regulation. In 1982, the government officially created the concept of “predominant historic and cultural city,” for cities that are considered to have very significant historic and cultural values. Cities with such distinctive and important identity should be protected as a whole, not only through preservation movements but through systematic urban planning processes. However, historic preservation and urban planning sometimes are often considered to be antithetical, and accommodating ...


National Register Nomination, Linden Place, 500 Hope Street, Bristol, Ri 02809, Eric Deitz Jan 2015

National Register Nomination, Linden Place, 500 Hope Street, Bristol, Ri 02809, Eric Deitz

Historic Preservation Capstone Projects

Linden Place is a Federal-style residence located in Bristol, Rhode Island on 1.8 acres of land, including three outbuildings. The mansion was constructed in 1810 by Russell Warren and is significant under Criteria B and C in the areas of two of its residents and its architecture. Original owner, George DeWolf and his family had strong ties to the triangle trade and was one of the largest importer of slaves in the country during the nineteenth century. Samuel Colt, grandson of DeWolf, was a respected business man who played an important role in the rubber industry in Bristol and ...


Historic Preservation And Affordable Housing In Rhode Island: A Policy Analysis, Elizabeth De Block Jan 2015

Historic Preservation And Affordable Housing In Rhode Island: A Policy Analysis, Elizabeth De Block

Historic Preservation Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


Looking Twice: Identifying And Understanding The Character Defining Features Of Historic Fire Stations, Kathleen M. Wilson Jan 2015

Looking Twice: Identifying And Understanding The Character Defining Features Of Historic Fire Stations, Kathleen M. Wilson

Historic Preservation Theses

The purpose of this study is to identify the character defining features of storefront and red brick fire stations and the necessity of understanding the history of firefighting in order to identify the character defining features. This study also examines the effectiveness of National Park Service Preservation Brief 17 Architectural Character – Identifying the Visual Aspects of Historic Buildings as an Aid to Preserving their Character in regards to identifying the character defining.


The City As Palimpsest, Jeffrey A. Kroessler Jan 2015

The City As Palimpsest, Jeffrey A. Kroessler

Publications and Research

“Palimpsest preservation” suggest the necessity of keeping the successive layers of urban form alive rather than simply effacing and rebuilding, for that keeps a city’s history alive. No city without a tangible, tactile history, without the capacity for denizens and visitors to reach into the past while experiencing the present, can be truly vital. But this is a contested approach. George Orwell’s 1984 offers a warning in the guise of a party slogan: “Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.” Preservationists may advocate on historical, architectural, or cultural grounds, but the ...


Architecture For Ruins: How Building New Can Showcase The Old In Barboursville, Va, Alison B. Fredericks Jan 2014

Architecture For Ruins: How Building New Can Showcase The Old In Barboursville, Va, Alison B. Fredericks

Architecture Theses

This project will explore the relationships between newly built, contemporary architecture and existing ruins. The product will be an architecture that works with historic preservation to highlight the values of the old and will achieve a stimulating yet respectful design that demonstrates how ruins can be used in modern day settings as a means of bringing people closer to ruins. It will be an architecture that can be used to integrate historic ruins back into their contemporary settings. The focus of this project will be an early nineteenth-century ruin in Barboursville, Virginia that is located on the site of a ...


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 ...


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 ...


Sweeten, Lena L. (Sc 1174), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2013

Sweeten, Lena L. (Sc 1174), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1174. Lena L. Sweeten's thesis presented to Middle Tennessee State University entitled, "Historic Preservation Theory and the Experience of a Community of Workers: A Case Study of Bowling Green, Kentucky." She examines the failure of preservationists to explore Bowling Green's industrial and labor history.


Revitalization Of The Lower Worthington Street District (Springfield, Ma), Karl S. Allen, Mark D. Berube, Calliope E. Bosen, Gregory Robert Lewis, Alexander Casey Mello, Caitlin Anne Michniewicz, John Armando Rosa, Sarah Spencer, Stacy E. Wasserman Oct 2013

Revitalization Of The Lower Worthington Street District (Springfield, Ma), Karl S. Allen, Mark D. Berube, Calliope E. Bosen, Gregory Robert Lewis, Alexander Casey Mello, Caitlin Anne Michniewicz, John Armando Rosa, Sarah Spencer, Stacy E. Wasserman

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Studio and Student Research and Creative Activity

The goal of Planning Studio is to develop a student’s techniques for collecting, analyzing, synthesizing spatial and non-spatial data and presenting that collective data in a manner (i.e., report, video, presentation, charettes) that is understandable to academics, professionals, and the public. Planning Studio allows students to integrate knowledge from coursework and research, and apply such knowledge to resolving representative planning problems. At UMASS Amherst, these problems are found in neighborhood, rural, urban, and/or regional settings. In Fall 2013, the course completed three projects: Master Plans & Land-Use Elements, the Revitalization of the Lower Worthington Street District (Springfield, MA ...


Crooked And Narrow Streets, Amy Johnson Apr 2013

Crooked And Narrow Streets, Amy Johnson

Art Faculty Scholarship

In The Crooked and Narrow Streets of the Town of Boston (1920), historian and social reformer Annie Haven Thwing documents the development of Boston's streets in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. She illustrates her text with stock photographs depicting these ancient alleys lined with nineteenth-century tenement buildings. This juxtaposition of colonial and modern Boston through text and image privileges the city as a historical site, significantly doing so at a time when Bostonians were grappling with the concerns of twentieth-century urbanism, such as overcrowding, urban reform, and historic preservation.


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 ...


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.


The Social Effects Of Preservation: Social Wellbeing And The Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program In Philadelphia, Ellis Miller Mumford Jan 2013

The Social Effects Of Preservation: Social Wellbeing And The Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program In Philadelphia, Ellis Miller Mumford

Theses (Historic Preservation)

This thesis was intended to begin to fill in a gap in preservation literature by beginning research in Philadelphia and evaluating how, if at all, historic preservation affects social wellbeing. By considering tax credit investment alongside various statistical measures of social wellbeing in Philadelphia census block groups, this study tested some hypotheses about the power of preservation in community revitalization. The primary hypothesis tested is that historic preservation activity improves social wellbeing in Philadelphia. More specific hypotheses include:

  • Historic preservation improves the physical appearance of neighborhoods.
  • Historic preservation reduces crime, especially building-specific crime such as arson and graffiti.
  • Historic preservation ...


Fuller Farmstead: Reuse & Rehabilitation Feasibility Report, Julie Braid, Bill Langman, Saria Sweeney, Chris Usler, Arnold Robinson Jan 2013

Fuller Farmstead: Reuse & Rehabilitation Feasibility Report, Julie Braid, Bill Langman, Saria Sweeney, Chris Usler, Arnold Robinson

Historic Preservation

A new atrium has been proposed to accommodate the needs of the Barnstable Land Trusts proposed programs. The atrium would provide a well defined, ADA accessible entrance to the building. Design of the new atrium would apply to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for new exterior additions to historic properties. It is recommended that the atrium be constructed on the west façade, after the demolition of 2/3 of the southwest ells.


Codding Farm Barn: Reuse And Rehabilitation Feasibility Report, Leaha Bovino, Matt Butzke, Christina Coleman, Natalie Holy, Arnold Robinson Jan 2013

Codding Farm Barn: Reuse And Rehabilitation Feasibility Report, Leaha Bovino, Matt Butzke, Christina Coleman, Natalie Holy, Arnold Robinson

Historic Preservation

The primary wood columns and secondary wall studs show a variety of conditions. Most notably, the columns at the foundation level have been cut to remove rotted portions and are now supported by concrete footings. The columns on the first floor level have been reinforced with additional pieces of wood. An additive process of building up the structure is evident, although it is not clear if this is historically original or the results of the repair efforts circa 2005.


The Baptist Church In Warren: Rehabilitation And Preservation Report, Elizabeth Cardarelli, Valtinen Kari, Corey Pacheco, Lauren Bambara, Arnold Robinson Jan 2013

The Baptist Church In Warren: Rehabilitation And Preservation Report, Elizabeth Cardarelli, Valtinen Kari, Corey Pacheco, Lauren Bambara, Arnold Robinson

Historic Preservation

The Baptist Church in Warren is located in the Warren Waterfront Historic National Register District. Warren also has a Voluntary Historic District. Both the National Register Nomination and the Voluntary Historic District have regulations which pertain to changes to the exterior view shed of the building. Exterior work on this project will need to abide by the State of Rhode Island and the Providence Plantations Rehabilitation Code for existing buildings and structures and the Town of Warren Department of Building and Zoning. Exterior work done on a voluntary basis, according to the Warren Voluntary Historic District guidelines, will qualify for ...


Walking Box Ranch Custodianship Quarterly Progress Report: Period Ending October 10, 2012, Margaret N. Rees Oct 2012

Walking Box Ranch Custodianship Quarterly Progress Report: Period Ending October 10, 2012, Margaret N. Rees

Walking Box Ranch

  • UNLV provides stewardship of Walking Box Ranch (WBR) by employing 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 Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers who reside on the property in two recreational vehicles.
  • UNLV continues to work with BLM, supplying content for interpretation at the future WBR museum.
  • BLM visited the ranch on 7/05/12 ...


Revitalizing Cities: Adaptive Reuse Of Historic Structures, Sara E. Sharpe Oct 2012

Revitalizing Cities: Adaptive Reuse Of Historic Structures, Sara E. Sharpe

Mid-America College Art Association Conference 2012 Digital Publications

Adaptive reuse is employed when revitalizing an existing infrastructure while maintaining important aspects of the cultural architectural heritage and promoting sustainability. The option to turn away from older structures and build new is a large problem in cities such as Detroit. Historic preservationists are trained to observe a structure’s potential before walking away. Meanwhile interior designers obtain the skills to rejuvenate such buildings for a new use. Case studies have shown the benefits of these two professions teaming up to apply adaptive reuse on historic structures for modern purposes. By studying the creative space planning methods and historic preservations ...