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Residential Security Maps And Neighborhood Appraisals. The Homeowners' Loan Corporation And The Case Of Philadelphia, Amy E. Hillier Jul 2005

Residential Security Maps And Neighborhood Appraisals. The Homeowners' Loan Corporation And The Case Of Philadelphia, Amy E. Hillier

Departmental Papers (City and Regional Planning)

At the request of the Home Loan Bank Board, the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation (HOLC) created color-coded maps for cities across the country between 1935 and 1940 that indicated risk levels for long-term real estate investment. Involvement in this City Survey Program marked a departure from the original mission of HOLC to provide new mortgages on an emergency basis to homeowners at risk of losing their homes during the Depression. This article considers why HOLC made these maps, how HOLC created them, and what the basis was for the grades on the maps. Geographic information systems and spatial regression models ...


The Lazaretto : The Cultural Significance And Preservation Plan In The Burra Charter, Rebecca H. Sell Jan 2005

The Lazaretto : The Cultural Significance And Preservation Plan In The Burra Charter, Rebecca H. Sell

Theses (Historic Preservation)

No abstract provided.


Cement Modified Earthen Mortar - An Investigation Of Soil-Cement Performance Characteristics At Three Southwestern National Monuments, William A. Zinn Jan 2005

Cement Modified Earthen Mortar - An Investigation Of Soil-Cement Performance Characteristics At Three Southwestern National Monuments, William A. Zinn

Theses (Historic Preservation)

No abstract provided.


Leopold Eidlitz: Becoming An American Architect, Kenneth Franklin Jacobs Jan 2005

Leopold Eidlitz: Becoming An American Architect, Kenneth Franklin Jacobs

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

Leopold Eidlitz (1823-1908) was born in Prague and trained in Vienna as a land manager, a position in which he would have worked for the Austrian government as a building inspector or designer of small, rural structures. He came to the United States seeking work as an architect in 1843. Arriving alone, he quickly settled into American society, and within three years moved from a job with Richard Upjohn, the English-born designer of Trinity Church, Wall Street, into his own practice. He subsequently married into an old New England family and began a career in which he worked with the ...


Active Glass Walls: A Typological And Historical Account, William Braham Jan 2005

Active Glass Walls: A Typological And Historical Account, William Braham

William W. Braham

This paper provides a summary analysis of the typological and historical development of active glass walls.


Imitators, Contextuals, And Contrastors: A Case Study Of The Effects Of Modern Architecture On The Streetscapes Of The Society Hill Historic District Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Purvi Gandhi Irwin Jan 2005

Imitators, Contextuals, And Contrastors: A Case Study Of The Effects Of Modern Architecture On The Streetscapes Of The Society Hill Historic District Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Purvi Gandhi Irwin

Theses (Historic Preservation)

No abstract provided.


Adaptive Reuse: Recent Hotel Conversions In Downtown Philadelphia, Catherine S. Jefferson Jan 2005

Adaptive Reuse: Recent Hotel Conversions In Downtown Philadelphia, Catherine S. Jefferson

Theses (Historic Preservation)

No abstract provided.


Behind The Curtain: Mechanical Treatments For Bowed Marble Panels, Sandy L. Cross Jan 2005

Behind The Curtain: Mechanical Treatments For Bowed Marble Panels, Sandy L. Cross

Theses (Historic Preservation)

No abstract provided.


Tourism And Preservation In Gateway Communities: A Case Study Of The Towns Surrounding Mesa Verde National Park, Valerie L. Gomez Jan 2005

Tourism And Preservation In Gateway Communities: A Case Study Of The Towns Surrounding Mesa Verde National Park, Valerie L. Gomez

Theses (Historic Preservation)

No abstract provided.


The Fate Of Lawrence Halprin's Public Spaces: Three Case Studies, Alison B. Hirsch Jan 2005

The Fate Of Lawrence Halprin's Public Spaces: Three Case Studies, Alison B. Hirsch

Theses (Historic Preservation)

No abstract provided.


Archeological Site Management Planning: Focused On A Study Of Management Guidelines For Hwangryong Temple Historic Site, Jong H. Lim Jan 2005

Archeological Site Management Planning: Focused On A Study Of Management Guidelines For Hwangryong Temple Historic Site, Jong H. Lim

Theses (Historic Preservation)

No abstract provided.


Financial Incentives For Historic Preservation: An International View, Rebecca L. Mccleary Jan 2005

Financial Incentives For Historic Preservation: An International View, Rebecca L. Mccleary

Theses (Historic Preservation)

No abstract provided.


The Washington Memorial Chapel: Historic Structure Report And Condition Assessment, Shelley A. Perdue Jan 2005

The Washington Memorial Chapel: Historic Structure Report And Condition Assessment, Shelley A. Perdue

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The following report is a formal record of the history and current physical state of the Washington Memorial Chapel located within the Valley Forge National Historical Park in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The report is divided into three sections: historical background, condition assessment, and recommendations for treatment of the decorative limestone. The historical description explores the story of the site, of the church founders, and of the building itself. The conditions assessment contains an analysis of selected exterior building materials and their current condition. The final section of the report presents a general conservation treatment plan for the long-term preservation ...