Theses (Historic Preservation)

 
This collection contains theses from the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation.

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Theses from 2005

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Quantitative Analysis and Treatment of Pennsylvania Blue Marble at the Philadelphia Merchants' Exchange, Felicia L. McBratney

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Financial Incentives for Historic Preservation: An International View, Rebecca L. McCleary

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The Washington Memorial Chapel: Historic Structure Report and Condition Assessment, Shelley A. Perdue

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Performance Analysis of Composite Repair of Sandstone, Scott M. Pons

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The Proprietary House as a Case Study in Historic Preservation and Social Change, Norma Rosado

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Historic Preservation: First Amendment Considerations, Andie Ross

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An Examination and Analysis of Fuga's Scalinata Delle Undici Fontane and Prospettiva, Lisa M. Sardegna

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The Lazaretto : The Cultural Significance and Preservation Plan in the Burra Charter, Rebecca H. Sell

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The Philadelphia Girls' Rowing Club: An Incremental Historic Structure Report, Anna Stillner

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The Rehabilitation of the John H. McClatchy Building: A Study of the Financial Impact of Preservation Incentives, Stephen B. Ujifusa

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Interpreting Human Rights Tragedies: A Comparison of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Manzanar National Historic Site, Megan Venno

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Cement Modified Earthen Mortar - An Investigation of Soil-Cement Performance Characteristics at Three Southwestern National Monuments, William A. Zinn

Theses from 2004

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Adding to Meyerson: A Theoretical Approach to Designing Additions to Buildings of the Recent Past, Gustavo Javier Carrera

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Restoring a 20th Century Terrazzo Pavement: A Conservation Study of the Floor Map of the New York State Pavilion, Queens, New York, Amel Chabbi

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The Marine Garden at Villa Vizcaya Miami, Florida : A Management and Interpretation Analysis, Jorge M. Danta

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Guiding Additions to Historic Properties: A Study of Design Guidelines for Additions in Sixty-Five American Cities, Stacey Donahoe

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An Evaluation of Mechanical Pinning Treatments for the Repair of Marble at the Second Bank of the United States, John R. Glavan

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A Proposal for Preserving and Restoring the Streetscape of Jewelers’ Row, Hsin-Yi Ho

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Origins and Architecture of Great House Plantation, John R. Howard

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Longwood: A Building Investigation and Intervention Proposal for the Cox House, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, Roy J. Ingraffia Jr.

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A Decade of New Developments: State-Funded Grant Programs and Assistance to Historic Religious Properties in the 1990's, Linda M. Mackey

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The Synagogue at Eastern State Penitentiary: History and Interpretation, Laura A. Mass

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Harriet Tubman: A Special Resource Study of an American Icon, Erin M. McGinn

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New Hope, Pennsylvania and Lambertville, New Jersey: Two Approaches to Cultural Tourism, Sarah K. Montgomery

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Shaping and Defining the Public Experience at the President Lincoln and Soldiers' Home National Monument: Site Conservation, Presentation and Preservation, David C. Overholt

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Reading Historic Sites : Interpretive Strategies at Literary House-Museums, Han A. Salzmann

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Complexities in Conservation of a Temporary Post-War Structure: The Case of Philip Johnson's New York State Pavilion at the 1964-1965 World's Fair, Susan Singh

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Study of the Repair Mortars for the Ayyubid City Wall of Cairo, Amanda B. Thomas

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The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology: A Landscape Study, Kari Van Buren

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History and Characterization of Mortars in Spanish New World Fortifications: A Case Study on El Castillo de San Cristóbal, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jeremy C. Wells

Theses from 2003

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Neolithic Plasters of the Near East: Catal Hoyuk Building 5, a Case Study, Burcum Hanzade Arkun

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A Performance Analysis of Repair Mortars for the Ayyubid Wall of Cairo, Jennifer Elizabeth Cappeto

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Standardization of Terra Cotta Anchorage: An Analysis of Shop Drawings from the Northwestern Terra Cotta Company and the O. W. Ketcham Terra Cotta Works, Amanda M. Didden

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Preservation for the People: Seventy Years of American Youth Hostels, Elisabeth Dubin

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Saving Our Grace: A Regional Study of Sacred Places in West Philadelphia, Lauren J. Hegarty

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The Preservation of Pennsylvania German Cultural Landscapes: The Case Study of Bowers, Pennsylvania, Cory R. Kegerise

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The Corbit-Sharp House at Odessa, Delaware: Finishes Analysis and Interpretation of Four Interior Rooms, Catherine Ruth Matsen

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GIS as a Tool to Assess Heritage Risk: A Case Study in Frijoles Canyon, Bandelier National Monument, Sophia C. Middlebrook

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Preservation Planning for Early Modern Architecture: Comparing the New York Grand Central Terminal and Tokyo Station, Mayu Ohama

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Typology and Blight in Philadelphia: Housing Typology Trends and the Neighborhood Transformation Initiative, Al Brandt Parker

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Preserving Historic Character and Materials: An Analysis of Rehabilitation Projects of Habitat for Humanity, Rachel Royer

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Memorial Hall: An Historic Philadelphia Exhibition Space: A Paint Analysis of the Great Hall, Jessica H. Senker

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Historic Preservation in Taiwan: The Restoration of Tainan Da Tianhou Gong, Chen-Shan Ellen Wang

Theses from 2002

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Heritage Areas: A Comparison of Three Models, Jennifer Lee Baldwin

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The Performance of History and Design in Paul Cret's Rittenhouse Square, Eric Anders Baratta

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Evaluation of Adhesive Binders for the Preservation of In-Situ Aboriginal Surface Finishes at Mesa Verde National Park, Rebecca J. Carr

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National Historic Landmark Designation as a Strategic Asset: Three Case Studies, Patricia Ann Connolly

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St. Louis I Cemetery, New Orleans: Transitional Composite Metalwork (19th C), Stephen O'Ryan Curtis

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The Interpretation of Ruins at Sites of Memory, Kate Daly

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The Evaluation of Protective Coatings and Their Effect on Salt Formation on Brick Substrate, Sherry Nichole DeFreece

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The Civic Gothic Legacy: Parliament Buildings of Ottawa, London and Budapest, Rosanne Dubé

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Merion Friends Meeting House: Documentation & Site Analysis, David Mark Facenda

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Time After Time: An Evaluation of Diachronic Interpretation in Traditional Historic House Museums, Kirstin Freeman Gamble

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A Celebration of Moral Force: The Catholic Total Abstinence Union of America Centennial Fountain, Daria A. Gasparini

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The Common Wood Floor: Interpretation and Treatment of Wood Plank Flooring in Historic Buildings, Andrew D. Gustine

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The Duality of Historic Stained Glass: A Conservator's Approach, Elizabeth W. Haydon

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The U.S. Naval Home: An Examination of Its Significance, Its Closure, and the Problems Surrounding Its Reuse, Jennifer Lynn Hirsch

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Broadening the Availability of the Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credit for the Main Street Building Owner, Eric James Kuczarski

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Pine Forge Iron Plantation: History, Building Chronology, and Recommendations for Preservation, Melissa Pilar LaValley

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Frijoles Canyon, the Preservation of a Resource, Lauren Meyer

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A Study to Improve Desalination Methodologies for the Ayyubid City Wall, Cairo, Judi Ji won Moon

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Modeling of Tomb Decay at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1: The Role of Material Properties and the Environment, Judith Alleyne Peters

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Evaluation of Conservation Plans of City Walls for the Potential Development of Conservation Guidelines for the City Wall of Cairo Through Comparative Studies, Pushkar Sohoni

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A Comparative Analysis of Two Urban Historic Military Base Redevelopment Projects: The Presidio of San Francisco and Boston's Charlestown Navy Yard, Megan Laurel Sorensen

Theses from 2001

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Rose Hill: An Historic Structures Report, Donna Marie Andrews

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Red Hall Revisited: An Architectural Study of the Main Building in Taiwan's Earliest Public High School, Yun-Shang Chiou

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Performance Evaluation of Traditional and Modified Distemper Paints, Mary M. Culver

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The Evolution of Serpentine Stone as a Building Material in Southeastern Pennsylvania: 1727-1931, Jane Elizabeth Dorchester

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An Architectural Analysis and Earthen Finish : Characterization of Cavate M-100, Frijoles Canyon, Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos, NM, Kathleen Anne Forrest

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The Impact of Special Events on Historic House Museums, Lindsay Skads Hannah

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Architectural Salvage: Saving or Stealing?, Carol Henkels

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The Effectiveness of State Tax Incentives for Historic Preservation, James Spencer Higgins

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The Efficacy of a Control Period Approach in Historic Preservation, John Brayton Hinchman

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The Evolution of Quaker Meeting Houses in North America 1670-2000, Seth Beeson Hinshaw

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Moving Historic Structures: The Washington Street Urban Renewal Project, Diane Alyssa Jackier

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St. Alphonsus Church, New Orleans, Louisiana: Documentation, Analysis and Interpretation of Interior Finishes, Dorothy Stewart Krotzer

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Conservation Studies for the Ayyubid City Wall, Cairo, Melissa McCormack

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Sea View Hospital: The Identification of Potential Models for the Rehabilitation and Reuse of Abandoned Large Scale Hospital Complexes in New York, Heather Lynn McGrath

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Memorial Hall: The Efficacy of Geographic Information System Software in Conservation and Maintenance, Christine Marie Miller

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Creation and Destruction: Mitchell/Giurgola's Liberty Bell Pavilion, Bradley David Roeder

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Preservation and Urban Religious Institutions: Opportunities and Strategies for the Preservation of the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church, Molly Anne Sheehan

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Intervention in the Continuum: An Adaptive Use Plan for the PSFS Building on Washington Square, Lynette Ann Stuhlmacher

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Moving Off the Mesa: A Typological Analysis of Housing at Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico, Catherine deJarnette Vieth

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A Comparison of Fresh and Weathered Marble from the Tweed Courthouse, Robert Lamb Ware

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An Investigation of Sandstone Consolidation Method for the Northern Gopura of the Phimai Sanctuary, a Khmer Monument in Thailand, Nuanlak Watsantachad

Theses from 2000

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Point Betsie: The Future of the Great Lakes Lighthouse, Mary Sarah Alfson

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Study of deterioration mechanisms and protective treatments for the Egyptian limestone of the Ayyubid city wall of Cairo, Elsa Bourguignon

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Study of Deterioration Mechanisms and Protective Treatments for the Egyptian Limestone of the Ayyubid City Wall of Cairo, Elsa Sophie Odile Bourguignon

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An Interpretation of the Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion: The Response Based Approach, Cheryl Elaine Brookshear

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South Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1880-1920: Industrialization, Immigration and the Development of a Religious Landscape, Woodward Christian Carson

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Preservation Success and Demolition Disaster: A Comparison of Alden Park and the Mayfair House, Julianne Lauren Dunn

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Avoiding the Theme Park: A Study of the Architecture of Augustus Edison Constantine, and the Need for Preservation Policy Reform in Charleston, South Carolina for the Twenty First Century, Lissa D'Aquisto Felzer

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A Study of Composite Action in Materials After Treatment, Sarah Elizabeth Gray

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Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates: An Analysis of the Architects' Approach to Additions for Historic Buildings, Amanda Theresa Hall

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Historic Districts & Traditional Neighborhood Design: A Comparison of Mechanisms in the Neighboring Residential Communities of Beaufort and Port Royal, South Carolina, Kristopher Balding King

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An Investigation of Electrochemical Techniques Designed to Mitigate the Corrosion of Steel in Historic Reinforced Concrete Structures: Frank Lloyd Wright's Freeman House, Hollywood, CA, Terry Scott Kreilick

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Documentation of the History and Physical Evolution of Hermitage Farm, Centreville, Maryland, Debra Elizabeth Lavoie

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The Origins of the Preservation Movement in the Spanish Antilles, Rosina C. Negrón Menicucci

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Issues Surrounding Threatened National Historic Landmark Districts with Cape May, New Jersey, Abbott Farm, New Jersey, and Locke, California as Case Study Districts, Suzanne Elizabeth Merriam

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Historic Preservation and the Americans with Disabilities Act: The Problem of Handicapped Entry to Historic Buildings, Kristin Marie Milley