Provides a foundation and introduction to historic preservation practices and issues in Virginia and the United States. Emphasizes legislation, policies, and methodologies that form our present national, state, and local preservation systems. Includes specific treatment of Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, and Loudoun counties. Lecture 3 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
This course will provide a foundation and introduction to historic preservation practices and issues in Virginia and the United States. Emphasis will be placed on the legislation, policies, and methodologies that form our present national, state, and local preservation systems. Specific treatment of Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, and Loudoun counties. The course will also examine the practices of research and documentation of historic sites.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES
General college entrance competencies.
Upon completion, the student should be able to:
B. delineate differences in varying approaches to preserving structures and features,
C. identify strategies to document and conserve historic and cultural resources,
D. evaluate and survey significant structures along federal and local guidelines,
E. understand Historical Architectural Review Board and planning Commission requirements,
F. develop sound research techniques in documenting historic sites, and
G. apply research skills to completion of historic registration forms.
B. Historical Antecedents
2. 1880ís - 1940ís
3. 1940ís - 1966
4. 1966 - 1989
C. Historic Preservation Philosophy
D. Introduction to the Methodology and documentation for Historic Preservation
E. The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS)
1. planning 2. fieldwork a. literature search
3. analysis of data a. literature and deed search
b. visual survey
F. Report WritingRevised 9/971. methodology
2. historical overview
3. recommendations for future work