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Theses from 2009

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LOUIS I. KAHN’S FISHER HOUSE: A CASE STUDY ON THE ARCHITECTURAL DETAIL AND DESIGN INTENT, Pierson William Booher

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THE WRITING ON THE WALL: A CULTURAL LANDSCAPE STUDY AND SITE MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS FOR INSCRIPTION TRAIL LOOP, EL MORRO NATIONAL MONUMENT, Taryn Marie D'Ambrogi

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THE IMPLICATAIONS OF THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL ON HISTORIC AMERICAN CATHOLIC ARCHITECTURE, Jenna Victoria Farah

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THE EARLY PHRYGIAN GATE AT GORDION, TURKEY: AN INVESTIGATION OF DRY STONE MASONRY IN SEISMIC REGIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR STABILIZATION, Meredith Arlene Keller

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Conservation Plan for the Suddards-Manuel-Clark Funerary Monument, The Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA, Elise S. Kemery

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An Investigation of Quantifying and Monitoring Stone Surface Deterioration Using Three Dimensional Laser Scanning, Jessica Kottke

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MOVING TOWARD NEUTRALITY: THE ESTABLISHMENT CLAUSE AND AMERICA’S HISTORIC RELIGIOUS PLACES, Caitlin Kramer

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RECREATING AN EARLY 20TH-CENTURY KITCHEN: A CASE STUDY IN PRESERVATION AND GREEN DESIGN, Caitlin Douglas Laskey

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Soft Capping of Archaeological Masonry Walls: Far View House, Mesa Verde National Park, Alex Byungwook Lim

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STRIKING THE BALANCE: FINDING A PLACE FOR NEW URBANISM ON MAIN STREET, Meredith Marsh

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PRESERVATION PLANNING AT THE LOCAL LEVEL: A CASE STUDY ANALYSIS, Kathryn L. Ritson

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CLEANING METHODS FOR THE REMOVAL OF LIMEWASH FROM PAINTED PLASTER SURFACES: UTILIZING ION EXCHANGE RESINS ON THE INTERIOR ARCHITECTURAL FINISHES OF THE CAPILLA DE NUESTRA SEÑORA DEL ROSARIO IN IGLESIA SAN JOSÉ, IN SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, Caitlin E. Smith

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EXPANDING PUBLIC ACCESS TO HISTORIC RESOURCES: A CASE STUDY OF THE PHILADELPHIA ARCHITECTS AND BUILDINGS PROJECT, Melissa A. Steeley

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THE CHOICE IS YOURS: CONSIDERATIONS & METHODS FOR THE EVALUATION & SELECTION OF SUBSTITUTE MATERIALS FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION, Sarah K. Van Domelen

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THE FEASIBILITY AND SIGNIFICANCE OF APPLYING THE MAIN STREET APPROACH TO PRESERVATION BASED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN CONTEMPORARY CHINA, Ning Wang

Theses from 2008

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People in Glass Houses: The Practical and Conceptual Challenges of Public Access in Mid-Century Modernist Residences, Alexandra Bevk

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The Development of Precast Exposed Aggregate Concrete Cladding: The Legacy of John J. Earley and the Implications for Preservation Philosophy, Jenna Cellini

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Sustainable Tourism and Indigenous Communities: The Case of Amantaní and Taquile Islands, Caroline S. Cheong

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A Comparative Study of Earthen Surface Finishes of the Eastern Façade of Open Area J and the Northern Façade of Open Area 26 at Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado, Nicole Sylvia Collum

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An Analysis of the Evolution of Theory and Management in the Trustees of Reservations, Sean McCarrick Fagan

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Performance Evaluation of Mechanical Pinning Repair of Sandstone, Marco J. Federico

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Implementing Preventive Architectural Conservation: Do Historic Property Stewards in the United States Possess the Tools to Meet the Challenge?, Alice Louise Finke

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Evaluation of the Opportunities and Challenges of Digitizing the Practice of Conducting Field Surveys and Compiling Resource Inventories in the Preservation Profession, Kimberly Diane Forman

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Shades of Green: Improving the Energy Efficiency and Environmental Impact of Historic Building, Anita M. Franchetti

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Assessment and Analysis of the Plaster Exhibit Hall Ceiling at the Wagner Free Institute of Science, Philadelphia, PA, Marlene Lauren Goeke

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Farm to Market: Cultivating a Conservation Ethic for Agricultural Landscapes, Ashley Jacksen Hahn

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The Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus: An Advocacy Tool for the 21st Century, Catherine Wood Keller

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The Effects of Climate Control on the Visitor Experience in Charleston House Museums, Elizabeth Ashlea Kleinfelder

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An Investigation Into Louis Comfort Tiffany's and Tiffany Studios' Architectural Metalwork, Paula Kristina Kulpa

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Large Scale Adaptive Re-Use: An Alternative to Big-Box Sprawl, Sara Beth McLaughlin

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Reinterpreting the Laurel Hill Cemetery Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Catherine Anne Rossetti

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An Analysis of Techniques Used to Manage Historic Open Spaces on Two Suburban American University Campuses, Suzanne L. Segur

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The Redevelopment and Preservation of Historic Lilong Housing in Shanghai, Wan-Lin Tsai

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Penetration Depth of Borates in Historic Wooden Structures in Virginia City, Montana, Aliya Ann Turner

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The Privatization of American House Museums: Three Case Studies, Sarah Lauren Wade

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Architecture Tells the Story: G. Edwin Brumbaugh and His Contributions to the Field of Restoration Architecture, Emily Lynn Wolf

Theses from 2007

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Evaluating the Threat of Environmental Change on Historic Resources: A Case Study and Assessment of Tools, Ashley Catherine Aiken

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A Comparison of the Efficacy and Costs of Different Approaches to Climate Management in Historic Buildings and Museums, David John Artigas

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The Interplay of Technology and Durability: The Evolution of 20th Century High-Rises and Implications for Preservation Philosophy, Ellen C. Buckley

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The Analysis of Sandstone Deterioration at the Northeast Point of Inscription Rock at El Morro National Monument, Christina A. Burris

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Reconstruction of the past in a 21st century landscape: Historic Preservation on the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts, Alexis Helene Casale

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Changes in Values and the Impact on Preservation in Philadelphia, Amanda B. Casper

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Evaluation of Grouting as a Strengthening Technique for Earthen Structures in Seismic Areas: Case Study Chiripa, Charu Chaudhry

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Leading Indicators of Real Estate Demand: The Resurgence of Historic Philadelphia Neighborhoods and Implications for Preservation Policy, Amanda Winters Davis

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The Mulford House: A Strategy to Reinterpret a Small House Museum, Maria S. Dayton

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Identifying the Impact of Energy Efficient Lighting Strategies for Use in Historic Preservation, Sean Patrick Denniston

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Preservation as a Tool for Waterfront Revitalization: Design, Management, and Financing Solutions from Vancouver, Boston, and London, Julie Therese Donofrio

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Grandma Brisbrey's Bottle Village: A Values Based Conditions Assessment of an American Folk Art Environment, Teresa Suzanne Duff

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The Consolidation of Earthen Surface Finishes: A Study of Disaggregating Plasters at Mesa Verde National Park, Amila Ferron

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Measuring Up: The Performance of Historic Buildings Under the Leed-NC Green Building Rating System, Patrice J. Frey

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The Historic Homeownership Rehabilitation Credit: A Valuable Tool for Neighborhood Change, Jennie Fowler Graves

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An Analysis of Maryland's Smart Growth in Two Historic Areas, Mary Lina Jacobs Grilli

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Hollins Hills, the Future that is Now the Past: Challenges of Preserving a Post-war Suburban Community, Gabriela Amendola Gutowski

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Characterization, Analysis and Interpretation of the Surface Finishes of Kiva E, Long House, Mesa Verde National Park , Lauren Reynolds Hall

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Stenton: A Survey of 18th- and 19th-Century Food Preservation Techniques in Philadelphia, Jenna E. Higgins

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Free Neoclassism and Interior Architectural Surface Finishes: The Investigation, Analysis and Interpretation of William Strickland's St. John's Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, Kerry Lenehan Johnston

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Architecture as Artifact and the Re-Rendering of Fragmentary Experience, Pamela Freeman Jordan

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Federal Transportation Legislation: A Tool for the Rehabilitation of America's Historic Railroad Stations, Nicholas Paul Krauss

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Multiculturism in Twenty-First Century Philadelphia, Charlene Palmore-Lewis

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The Plastic Club of Philadelphia: A Site Management Study and Building Analysis, Reagan Baydoun Ruedig

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The Evolution of the Historic Structure Report: A Review of Its Past and a Look at Its Future, Megan Cross Schmitt

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New Codes for Old Buildings: Comparing Rehabilitation Codes and Evaluating Their Effects, Adrian L. Seward

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Dead Men Tell No Tales: How Can Creative Approaches to Communication Keep Historic Sites From Going Silent, Sabra Smith

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A Study and Interpretation of the Deshler-Morris Landscape in Historic Germantown, Alexis Chantel Stephens

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Mr. Secretary, What Does Characterize A Modern Building? Adapting Kahn's Richards Medical Laboratories, Kristen Marie Suzda

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An Approach to Conservation and Presentation of the Terrazzo Map Pavement of the New York State Pavilion in Queens, New York, Ann Thorkelson

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An Approach to Conservation and Presentation of the Terrazzo Map Pavement of the New York State Pavilion in Queens, New York, Ann Thorkelson

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An Analysis of Wallpaper Fragments in the Red Bedchamber and Cloisters of Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, England., Sarah Vukovich

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Modern Representations of the Underground Railroad in Philadelphia, Eldra D. Walker

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Evolution of A Modern American Architecture: Adding to Square Shadows, Fon Shion Wang

Theses from 2006

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Heritage Area Designation and Its Impact on Quality of Life in the Schuylkill River Valley, Hillary G. Adam

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Preserving the Work of Mitchell/Giurgola Associates, Brendan R. Beier

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Evaluation of Repair Methods for Structural Cracks: Early Period Monastic Architecture, Ladakh Case: Mangyu Monastery, Bhawna Dandona

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The Gentrification of Manayunk, Geraldine A. Fisher

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The Design and Fabrication of the Plastered Cornices of the Gaillard-Bennett House, 60 Montagu Street, Charleston, SC, Frances H. Ford

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Questions of Risk and Relocation: Developing a Conservation Program for the Gateway of the Sun, Tiwanaku, Bolivia, Leslie A. Friedman

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An Analysis of Campus Preservation Planning Strategies: Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts, Gretchen A. Hilyard

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Founding or Funding: Are Historic House Museums in Trouble?, Dina Kanawati

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Redesigning Civic Memory: The African Burial Ground in Lower Manhattan, Sarah R. Katz

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Interpretation Plan for the Dr. Philip Jaisohn Memorial House, Sung W. Kim

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Forever Gothic? Analysis and Interpretation of the Interior of the Great North Bedchamber at Strawberry Hill, Christina C. Lombardo

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Performance Analysis of Hydraulic Lime Grouts for Masonry Repair, Victoria I. Pingarrón Alvarez

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The Ohio State Pavilion at Philadelphia's 1876 Centennial Exhibition: Identification, Survey and Evaluation of 20 Types of Ohio Stone, Elizabeth H. Seyfert

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Mixed-Income Housing and Historic Preservation: How Existing Structures Can Fulfill Housing Needs Through Incorporation with Mixed-Income Housing Developments, Sarah E. Shotwell

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A Technical Study of the Mural Paintings of the Interior Dome of the Capilla de la Virgen del Rosario, Iglesia San José, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Cynthia L. Silva

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The Youth Study Center: Bringing Modernism to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Anny Su

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Integrating Historic Preservation and Disaster Management, Sarah M. Thorp

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Characterization and Assessment of Argamasa Applied as a Water-Resistant Masonry Surface Finish on the Dome of the Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Rosario Iglesia San José, San Juan, Puerto Rico , Jill T. Verhosek

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Assessment of the Grout Used for the Structural Stabilization of the Early Phrygian Citadel Gate at Gordion, Turkey, Kelly H. Wong

Theses from 2005

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Policy Strategies for Monuments and Memorials, Elizabeth J. Burling

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Interpretation & Design: The Last Residence of African-American Activist Paul Robeson, Kelli R. Coles

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Treatment Evaluation for the Micritic Limestone at Mission San José y San Miguel de Aguayo, San Antonio, Texas, Jennifer M. Correia

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Behind the Curtain: Mechanical Treatments for Bowed Marble Panels, Sandy L. Cross

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Imitators, Contextuals, and Contrastors: A Case Study of the Effects of Modern Architecture on the Streetscapes of the Society Hill Historic District Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Purvi B. Gandhi

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A Study of Inactive Main Street Communities, Jennifer Gates

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Tourism and Preservation in Gateway Communities: A Case Study of the Towns Surrounding Mesa Verde National Park, Valerie L. Gomez

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The Fate of Lawrence Halprin's Public Spaces: Three Case Studies, Alison B. Hirsch

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A Preliminary Survey of the Historic Plays and Players Theatre: Preservation Issues to Be Addressed, Sarah M. Hyson

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Adaptive Reuse: Recent Hotel Conversions in Downtown Philadelphia, Catherine S. Jefferson

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Mill Hill Historic District: An Analysis of Gentrification and Its Impact on Historic Districts, Sophia L. Jones