National Register Owner-Occupied Property Owner Survey
Review the (draft) Summary of PRI
National Register Owner-Occupied Home-Owner Survey results,
analyzed and compiled by Kurt Bagley in RWU Preservation Workshop,
Historical Research (not being done now)
Review list of Research
Resources for historical research in Rhode Island. This
was initally compiled by Ben Murphy in RWU Preservation Workshop,
spring 2002. I have editied the beginning to give it a second-person
Each (or at least several) of these to be defined, illustrates,
and exemplified with one case study showing how the resource
benefitted research of a site and for a project. Check Deeds
for a beginning on this.
Examples might include:
- Use to determine target date of a restoration.
- Historical research for a Tax-Credit project
Historical Home Owner Property Programs (due to Philip)
Research your assigned states
to determine what programs, services, funding and other resources
Identify the difference between programs and initiatives
- the State Historic Preservation Agency (based on NHPA
- SHPO State Preservation Plans: do these reference any
homowner-related initiatives, funding, etc.?
- the statewide nonprofit organizations.
Use following categories for programs
and initiatives. Or others, if you wish, and... do states
have the following:
- Description of state/regions architectural styles.
- Good material on researching historic sites using local
Architectural Conservation Assessment
Review the scope of the assignment
for undertaking an Architectural Conservation Assessment,
which is written as a an assignment for students.
Compare with the description of an Assessment
for Homeowners, slightly revised to address homeowners.
Review and comment on this description.
- Make it bleed.
- Does it work?
- How can it be more accessible, engaging for homeowner
Assess homeowner's inspection list and other technical material
for possible reference and use. These include:
- Residential Rehabilitation, HUD
- Survey Checklist
Be prepared to work on developing a checklist for use on
site. The results for the checklist will be the basis for
developign all supporting material for this project.
A brief overview of historical research resources at the
state and town level, and including the Rhode Island Historical
- Work on your selected Preservation
Briefs, with new, Rhode Island images, vignettes of examples,
and case studies.
- Review en example of a brief (Brief
35: Understanding Old Buildings: The Process of Architectural
Investigation) that I have reformatted and added
some (not all) new images to, as an example of how these will
- Make each Brief bleed, writing marginal notes about
what would be most pertinent for the proposed changes.
- Download and reformat your reif to match the format of the
- Compile a list of possible images, including a description
of the subject needed.
- Compile a list research resources and people you can talk
to about finding examples, case studies, and more.
- Develop specific examples, case studies (these may end up
beign a few Preservation Tech Notes, described below) and
other resources, all of which will be related to the Brief's
subject and scope.
- Consider what other tangential work is needed.
Other Technical Information
Preservation Technical Procedures, U.S.
General Services Administration.
Old House Web,
which has compiles a lot or sources, but is commercial, too.
As they have compiled a lot of information that is (usually)
copyright free, this is a good secondary socure to locate
other resources for homeowners.
Treatments (Secretary of the Interior)
For starters, we need to define these treatments (although
there may be others, indeed):
Weeks, Kay D. Historic
Preservation Treatment Toward a Common Language, Technical
Preservation Services for Historic Buildings , Heritage
Preservation Services, National
Then, we need to illustrate the Treatments. Refere
to this illustrated version:
of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic
Properties with Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating,
Restoring, and Reconstructing Historic Buildings, National
Combine with revised text from out-of-print Easy Guide
to Rehab Standards published by RIHPHC in 1992. I have
Provide examples of good work, asapproved by RIHPHC for Tax
Act projects, so a couple of you need to head to the Commission
to look at tax-credit project records. These are address by
the RIHPHC at:
Review the scope of tax-credit legislation, federal and state
All images will need to start out as no less than 2 mb files
each. This means you will likely need to take images at the
highest resolution on your camera. If you have questions,
please brign your camera adn instructions to class. If you
do not have the instructions, you can probaby download them
from the company web site.
We will go over photography in class
Keep a record of the name, title, organizations and contact
information for people who help you along the way, so they
can be acknowledged.