historic preservation

Washington Trust for Historic Preservation

Washington Trust for Historic Preservation

So what is heritage documentation?

Following the Great Depression, Roosevelt’s New Deal created a number of make-work programs including the Works Progress Administration, the Farm Security Administration, and the Civilian Conservation Corps. Since 1933, the National Park Service has administered one such program, the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), which documents and catalogues American architectural heritage through written histories, measured drawings, and photographs…

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Reflections on the 2018 VAF Conference in Alexandria, VA

Reflections on the 2018 VAF Conference in Alexandria, VA

I was recently asked to write about my experience winning the Access Award from the Vernacular Architecture Forum (VAF). This allowed me to attend their 2018 conference in Alexandria, Virginia in May. Today, the article was published in the Vernacular Architecture Newsletter.

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Fire on the Mountain

Fire on the Mountain

Cloud Cap Inn had been in business on the opposite side of the mountain at the timberline for nearly half a century before Timberline Lodge opened its doors. So, in 1889, before automobiles, how did this 30-guest hotel (with running water and toilets no less!) get constructed all the way up here? And how has it endured all this time?

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Preservation Field School

Preservation Field School

"Camp is wasted on the wrong people. When do I get to go spend a week at camp?" Well, as it turns out, my opportunity came a couple weeks ago...

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Let's Make History!

Let's Make History!

2016 marks the centennial celebrations for the National Park Service and the fiftieth anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act. This is an excellent opportunity to research the Standards and apply them in real-world applications, to record and protect important historic sites of the Pacific Northwest, to provide the philanthropy these sites need, and to promote their importance as part of our national heritage...

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