School of Architecture College of Design

ARCH 5673: Historic Building Research and Documentation

Historic Building Research and Documentation

Spring Semester 2013

Todd Grover
Adjunct Assistant Professor &
Elizabeth Gales
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Course Description:
Building documentation, survey & the National Register of Historic Places help form the foundation of the historic preservation profession in the US. This class will teach historic property research skills using primary, secondary, and peripheral sources at local archives. The research will be applied in a complete National Register of Historic Places nomination form. Students will also learn how to measure buildings and draft plans using the HABS/HAER documentation system. Finally, students will learn the process for architectural/historic survey and will organize & conduct a survey of a neighborhood in Minneapolis. Material is presented through illustrated lectures, guest lectures, related field trips/work, and class discussion. Topics covered include: primary research, National Register of Historic Places, architectural/historic surveys, historic context studies, building documentation, and fieldwork around the Twin Cities.

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