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The Value Of Built Heritage: Community, Economy And Environment, Janine Irons, Lynne Armitage 2011 Curtin University

The Value Of Built Heritage: Community, Economy And Environment, Janine Irons, Lynne Armitage

Lynne Armitage

Whilst legislatures at all levels of Australian government have been slower to establish heritage protection than many other OECD countries, the community’s commitment predates identifiable involvement by government in the conservation arena by more than two decades as illustrated by the foundation, in Sydney in the mid 1940’s, of the National Trust of Australia (AGPC 2006). It was not until the 1970’s that formal frameworks were established through statutory control mechanisms for the identification and protection of Australia’s rich stock of heritage places (Irons and Armitage 2010). Similarly, at the professional level, the relatively recent emergence ...


The Passion For The Goddess; A Comparative Study On The Reverence Of The Goddess In Contemporary America And Ancient Mesopotamia, Sierra Helm 2011 Roger Williams University

The Passion For The Goddess; A Comparative Study On The Reverence Of The Goddess In Contemporary America And Ancient Mesopotamia, Sierra Helm

Honors Theses

Through a comparative study of contemporary America and ancient Mesopotamia, the devotional practices directed towards the goddess Inanna in ancient Mesopotamia and towards celebrities in present-day America are analyzed. Celebrities have replaced Inanna in terms of representing exceptional figures exemplifying certain qualities--qualities of motherhood, fertility, sexual appeal, wisdom, intelligence, and even that of the warrior--once associated with the ancient goddess. The position of women within these cultures is an important aspect of the research. In ancient Mesopotamia, the position of women decreased over the millennia, from 4000 BCE to 1000 BCE, in which the people of Sumer, Akkadia, Assyria, and ...


Historic Preservation Plan For The Town Of Warren, Rhode Island, Community Partnerships Center, Roger Williams University 2011 Roger Williams University

Historic Preservation Plan For The Town Of Warren, Rhode Island, Community Partnerships Center, Roger Williams University

Preservation Project for Warren, Rhode Island

During the graduate-level course of the 2011 Spring Semester, the RWU Historic Preservation Planning class worked to create a Historical and Cultural Resources Plan for the Town of Warren, RI. The town is in the midst of updating its Comprehensive Community Plan and had looked to the RWU Preservation Planning Workshop course for leadership and innovation in the area of historic preservation planning. At the end of the fifteen week program, the students formulated an integrated preservation plan for the community by working together with the Project Advisory Committee composed of town leaders. The plan will provide the Town of ...


Project Summary: Preservation Plan For Warren, Ri, Community Partnerships Center, Roger Williams University 2011 Roger Williams University

Project Summary: Preservation Plan For Warren, Ri, Community Partnerships Center, Roger Williams University

Preservation Project for Warren, Rhode Island

This document summarizes the project that created a historical preservation plan for the Town of Warren, RI by the students in Professor Arnold Robinson’s graduate-level course: Historical Preservation Planning.


'Turning Shambles Into Showcases:' Herbert A. Decosta, Jr.'S Role In The Ansonborough Rehabilitation Project In Charleston, South Carolina, Alissa Clare Keller 2011 Clemson University

'Turning Shambles Into Showcases:' Herbert A. Decosta, Jr.'S Role In The Ansonborough Rehabilitation Project In Charleston, South Carolina, Alissa Clare Keller

All Theses

This thesis examines a portion of the restoration and rehabilitation work Herbert A. DeCosta Jr. and the H. A. DeCosta Company completed in the 1960s and 1970s in Charleston, South Carolina. A third generation, African-American contractor, DeCosta specialized in the restoration of historic structures. A native of the city, he possessed an innate understanding and respect for the city's architectural heritage, and he worked throughout the city and region to promote the preservation of this heritage. Under the direction of Herbert DeCosta, the H. A. DeCosta Company worked with Historic Charleston Foundation on numerous properties in their revolutionary Ansonborough ...


The Fire Houses Of Charleston, South Carolina 1881 - 1943, Rebecca Marie Moffatt 2011 Clemson University

The Fire Houses Of Charleston, South Carolina 1881 - 1943, Rebecca Marie Moffatt

All Theses

From the first Charleston settlement in 1670, fire has posed an ever present threat. For this reason, fire fighting took on an important role even in its earliest forms within the city. As firefighting techniques evolved so did the buildings used to house both the equipment and the men used for such a task.
This thesis studies the architecture of the Charleston Fire Department. From its early beginnings in 1881 when the newly formed department absorbed the former volunteer companies, to the more recent buildings (ending with the structure built in 1943) which were constantly being added as the needs ...


In The Fork Of The Road: A Study Of The Burt-Stark House, Abbeville, South Carolina, Grace Naomi Washam 2011 Clemson University

In The Fork Of The Road: A Study Of The Burt-Stark House, Abbeville, South Carolina, Grace Naomi Washam

All Theses

The Burt-Stark house, one of the last surviving antebellum townhouses in Abbeville, South Carolina, is a significant residence which, despite its designation as a National Historic Landmark, remains largely unstudied. This thesis examines the design, construction, use, and evolution of the house within the contexts of its setting and past occupants. Measured architectural drawings and exterior and interior paint analyses, along with historical analysis, provides an inclusive documentation of the Burt-Stark house.


Profile Of An Origin: A Chemical And Physical Characterization Study Of Historic Brick And Clay From The Ashley River, South Carolina, Kristina Marie Lanphear 2011 Clemson University

Profile Of An Origin: A Chemical And Physical Characterization Study Of Historic Brick And Clay From The Ashley River, South Carolina, Kristina Marie Lanphear

All Theses

The goal of this thesis is to develop an adapted scientific methodology for identifying the clay region or source location for a particular brick used in early Charleston, South Carolina. The focus of the paper will be on the Ashley River region. It will review previous scholarly research, theses, and publications on Charleston brick, geology of the river and selected analytical methods with intent to build on this topic. A justification is also given for the selection of the materials and testing methods used for the study. Through chemical and physical characterization testing, of clay sites and bricks of known ...


'For Those Who Live In The Sun:' Holocaust Commemoration In The Southeastern United States, Lauren Elizabeth Cannady 2011 Clemson University

'For Those Who Live In The Sun:' Holocaust Commemoration In The Southeastern United States, Lauren Elizabeth Cannady

All Theses

Holocaust commemoration is a vast, multifaceted enterprise. Diverse styles and forms have continued to emerge, and a chronology of types has evolved throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Holocaust remembrance began with narratives, communicated as oral histories and sermons, published in books, journals, newspapers, and magazines, and presented in dramatic performances. In the 1960s and '70s many Holocaust groups sought something more substantial to represent the horror that the Holocaust wrought. Synagogues, community centers, and Jewish businesses installed plaques, stained glass windows, and displays containing Holocaust relics to commemorate the Shoah. Cemeteries became the appropriate location to dedicate larger structures ...


St. Thomas And St. Denis Parish Church: An Anglo-Franco Alliance In The Lowcountry, Robert Shelton Converse 2011 Clemson University

St. Thomas And St. Denis Parish Church: An Anglo-Franco Alliance In The Lowcountry, Robert Shelton Converse

All Theses

Now vacant and seldom used, St. Thomas and St. Denis Church is a small, neo-classical building constructed in 1819 to serve one of the original colonial parishes carved out of Berkeley County, South Carolina. Even though it has been included in numerous publications devoted to the history of religion in early South Carolina, this church has never been systematically recorded nor has its role been thoroughly explored. This thesis, which grew out of an effort to create a complete set of documentation drawings, explores the history of St. Thomas and St. Denis Church.


Ambition's Apex: The Private Art Gallery Of The Aiken-Rhett House, Christine Mathieson 2011 Clemson University

Ambition's Apex: The Private Art Gallery Of The Aiken-Rhett House, Christine Mathieson

All Theses

This thesis is an analytic in-depth examination of the private art gallery added to the Aiken-Rhett House in Charleston, South Carolina in 1858. The goal of the work is to imagine, understand, and contextualize the gallery, delving deeply into the lives, travels, and ambitions of its owners, William and Harriet Lowndes Aiken. Exploring all aspects of the gallery's inspiration and design, as well as the provenance and significance of works of art housed in it, the paper poses two questions: why a gallery; and why this gallery. Answers to these questions are located in socio-historical analysis that focuses on ...


A Forgotten Typology: The Rediscovery Of The Train Stations On The Oldest Railroad In The Country, Lora Ann Cunningham 2011 Clemson University

A Forgotten Typology: The Rediscovery Of The Train Stations On The Oldest Railroad In The Country, Lora Ann Cunningham

All Theses

The Charleston and Hamburg Railroad in South Carolina, when completed in 1833, was the first steam powered railroad in America. It was also the longest in the world at 136 miles. The railroad was initially referred to as the 'Best Friend of Charleston.' On December 25, 1830, the 'Best Friend' engine made its first public run on the freshly laid railroad tracks. This milestone trip shifted the country toward an era of transportation development. With this new form of transportation came a new building type, the train station. The train station was the first building to greet people when they ...


404 King Street: The Charleston County Library And Modern Architecture In Charleston, Ryan Thomas Pierce 2011 Clemson University

404 King Street: The Charleston County Library And Modern Architecture In Charleston, Ryan Thomas Pierce

All Theses

This thesis examines the development and construction of the Charleston County Library at 404 King Street in Charleston, South Carolina. The research and analysis of this site provides a case study for the development and treatment of the Modern style in downtown Charleston. Significant aspects of this include evaluation of the community's input and reaction to development of the site, and reactions to its completion and opening.
This begins with an overview of the development of the Modern style in America and American library design, and how this translates into South Carolina. Then the influences of these larger communities ...


Sustaining Modernity: An Analysis Of A Modern Masterpiece -The Gropius House, L Carl Fiocchi Jr, Simi T. Hoque 2011 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Sustaining Modernity: An Analysis Of A Modern Masterpiece -The Gropius House, L Carl Fiocchi Jr, Simi T. Hoque

L. Carl Fiocchi

This paper presents a method and initial studies to evaluate the energy performance of the Gropius
House, a Modernist icon. The objective is to quantify energy intensity of the house by creating and
optimizing a parametric computer energy model. The procedure described in this paper provides a
detailed outline of the energy modeling process with accompanying results. The goal is to advance
the understanding of the performance of Modernist icons, offering insight into sustainable building
strategies in use before the advent of contemporary technologies.

The present study is part of a larger project to create a knowledge base of the ...


Walking Box Ranch Custodianship Quarterly Progress Report: Period Ending April 10, 2011, Margaret N. Rees 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Walking Box Ranch Custodianship Quarterly Progress Report: Period Ending April 10, 2011, 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 has completed and submitted an analysis of fencing on the 40 acres and around the 160 acres. BLM was provided with a map of the fencing ...


Walking Box Ranch Planning And Design Quarterly Progress Report: Period Ending April 10, 2011, Margaret N. Rees 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Walking Box Ranch Planning And Design Quarterly Progress Report: Period Ending April 10, 2011, Margaret N. Rees

Walking Box Ranch

  • UNLV participated in the two-day 65% Design Development project meeting and assisted in planning and design of the future WBR museum and field/research station.
  • UNLV held several internal meetings to advance planning for IT and security at the ranch.
  • UNLV (Cline) and BLM (McAboy) have begun a series of meetings regarding updating the current Task Order, requesting a two-year no-cost extension for the two Assistance Agreements, and to develop a concept plan for the future WBR operating agreement between BLM and UNLV.
  • Weather station progress included adding a Pyrheliometer that measures solar radiation received to the station. Progress was ...


Capitol View Manor, Erica Duvic, Meg Hammock, Justin Hutchcraft, Thomas Lee, Merribel McKeever, Holly Schwarzmann 2011 Georgia State University

Capitol View Manor, Erica Duvic, Meg Hammock, Justin Hutchcraft, Thomas Lee, Merribel Mckeever, Holly Schwarzmann

Heritage Preservation Projects

Prepared by the Spring 2011 Case Studies in Historic Preservation class. Information regarding historic relevance and resources located in the Capitol View Manor Historic District in Atlanta, Georgia was compiled to produce a Historic District Information Form (HIDF). This form is acceptable to submit locally and nationally for placement on the National Register of Historic Places. Capitol View Manor was established in 1920 and has a variety of historic building styles, including Craftsman, English Cottage, and English Vernacular Revival.


Decatur, Ga, Mollie Bogle, Jonathan Brown, Renee Brown-Bryant, Courtney Collins, Megan Covey, Elizabeth Decker, Wright Dempsey, Jennifer Dixon, Julie Federer, Audra George, Edward Howard, Katie Kennedy, Sarah Kurtz, Chrystal Perez, Emily Taff 2011 Georgia State University

Decatur, Ga, Mollie Bogle, Jonathan Brown, Renee Brown-Bryant, Courtney Collins, Megan Covey, Elizabeth Decker, Wright Dempsey, Jennifer Dixon, Julie Federer, Audra George, Edward Howard, Katie Kennedy, Sarah Kurtz, Chrystal Perez, Emily Taff

Heritage Preservation Projects

Prepared by the Spring 2011 Preservation Planning class. These design_guideline explain and interpret general design criteria in the local preservation ordinance for Decatur, serves as a tool to guide preliminary design decisions, preserves historic character of the area, protects and stabilizes property values, makes suggestions for design appropriateness and provides neighborhood continuity, stability and predictability in assessing future change. The purpose of this report is to provide recommendations that aid in the preservation of the unique architectural and historic character of the city.


Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending March 31, 2011, Margaret N. Rees 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending March 31, 2011, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

  • One basic site steward class was held this quarter adding 17 steward volunteers.
  • Site Monitor Reports indicate accelerating site impacts consistent with increased visitation. As reported in previous quarters, a by-product of off-road vehicle popularity is site degradation.


Urban Skater As City Shaper, Benjamin A. Shirtcliff 2011 University of New Orleans

Urban Skater As City Shaper, Benjamin A. Shirtcliff

Benjamin A Shirtcliff

Studies on urban adolescents (youth) and the design of the built environment often begin with a problem-based approach that attempts to resolve an adult-perceived conflict between youth in general and the greater good of society (Kelly 2003; Rogers and Coaffee 2005).


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