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Theses from 2014

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Bombing, Tagging, Writing: An Analysis of the Significance of Graffiti and Street Art, Lindsay Bates

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Evaluating the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program of the National Park Service, Lauren Elizabeth Burton

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Considering the Use of Epoxies in the Repair of Historic Structural Timber, Ryan Cleary

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Standardization in the Lumber Industry: Trade Journals, Builder's Guides and the American Home, Winston Wallace Clement

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A Survey and Analysis of Bronze Mausoleum Doors at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, NY, Monique Christie Colas

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Infrared Thermography as an Alternative Method for the Assessment of Moisture Content Readings in a Porous Brick, Sarah Catherine Cole

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A Design Feasibility Study for the Preservation of the Main Cabin at the Bar BC Dude Ranch, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, Benjamin Allen Doubledee

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Preserving Ambiguity: Reconstructing the Floating Church of the Redeemer, Ruth Marie Embry

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Historic Preservation in Legacy Cities: Preservation and Revitalization in Camden, New Jersey, Di Gao

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Raised or Razed: The Challenge of Climate Adaptation and Social Equity in Historic Coastal Communities, Rachel B. Isacoff

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Performance Evaluation of Clay Grout Formulations for Structural Cracking in Historic Earthen (Mud Brick) Buildings, Nityaa Lakshmi Iyer

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Why We Demolish: Assessing Heritage Loss in Philadelphia as a Catalyst for Policy Innovation in Historic Preservation, Samantha E. Kuntz

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Responsible Recording of Historic Sites and Buildings Based on Skills, Training and Sound Judgment, Matthew Robert Morgan

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An Economic Impact Study of Historic Germantown on the Surrounding Neighborhood, Lee Angeli Riccetti

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Encasing the American Dream: The Story of Plastic and Steel, Patton Howell Roark III

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Bold Adaptation in the Cause of Preservation: A Reuse Strategy for the Mission 66 Visitor Center at Far View, Nathaniel Thomas Schlundt

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Policy and Preservation in Chinese Urbanization: Urban and Rural Cases Studies in Shanghai and Hongcun, Huachen Shao

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No Property Left Behind: An Exploration of Abandoned Property Policies, Margaret Louise Smith

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The New Visitor Center at Shofuso: Expanding Site Interpretation Through New Construction, Parima Sukosi

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Evaluation of Cementitious Injection Grouts for the Stabilization of Holly Tower Support Rock, Hovenweep National Monument, Naima A. Sweeting

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Victorian Splendor: Analysis of the Late 19th Century Decorative Ceiling at Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion in Germantown, Pennsylvania, Johanna Sztokman

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The Politics of Public Ownership: Preservation Advocacy for Modern Municipal Resources, Kimber Lea VanSant

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Revisiting Gordion's Pebble Mosaic Pavement: Evaluating Re-Backing Techniques and Investigating Alkali-Silica Reaction, Kevin Adam Wohlgemuth

Theses from 2013

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Evaluating the Displacement Modes and Associated Risks of Stacked Log Structures, Christine L. Beckman

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On the Preservation of Principles: Determining the Adequacy of Historic Preservation Theories, Charters, and Guidelines for the Philadelphia Police Headquarters, Allee Berger

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'Design with Nature and Culture': The Landscapes of George Erwin Patton, Karina Rowen Bishop

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Assessment and Evaluation of Consolidation Methods on Serpentine Stone at the 19th Street Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA, Kathryn Elizabeth Brown

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Perpetual Care: A Sustainable Approach to Restoring the Lost Landscapes of America's Rural Cemeteries, Benjamin Gilbert Buckley

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Unveiling Ancestral Iconography: An Analysis of 13th C. AD Earthen Finishes Through Infrared Thermography at Fire Temple, Mesa Verde National Park, Daniel Stuart Castele

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Mining the Qualitative from the Quantitative: Re-Evaluating Cemetery Survey for the Field of Historic Preservation, Kathryn Chambon Diserens

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Control of Biodeterioration of Sandstone on the Fisher Fine Arts Library, Jessica A. Focht

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Terminology, Technology and Design Intent of 20th Century Architectural Lighting and Establishing Criteria for Guidelines for Its Preservation, Alison Joanna Garcia Kellar

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Penn Fruit and the Everyday Modern: Interpreting the Mid-Century Supermarket, Shannon Teresa Garrison

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Measuring the Capital Energy Value in Historic Structures, Erika Leigh Hasenfus

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Saving Each Other: Using Historic Preservation as a Tool for Therapeutic City Planning, Elizabeth Rose Hessmiller

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Buried with Tiffany: A Conservation Plan for the Tiffany Glass Mosaics of the Harris C. Fahnestock Mausoleum at the Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, New York, Alexandra Elizabeth Kress

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Condition Assessment and Treatment Recommendations at Holly Tower Support Rock, Hovenweep National Monument, Laura Alexandra Lacombe

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Analysis of Original Finishes of Jules Bouy's 1930 Interior for the Cosmopolitan Club of Philadelphia, Elizabeth Natalie Lissy

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Effect of the Brownstone Moisture Content at Application Time of a Water Repellent Treatment, Yun Liu

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An Evaluation of Contemporary Community Preservation Education in the U.S. and Recommendations for Strengthening Practices, Alyssa Margaret Lozupone

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Placing Color: Architectural Color & Facade Improvement Programs in Commercial Corridor Revitalization in Philadelphia, Erica Janine Maust

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The Social Effects of Preservation: Social Wellbeing and the Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program in Philadelphia, Ellis Miller Mumford

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Beyond the Building: Exploring the Link Between City Sustainability Policies and Historic Preservation Policies, JulieAnn Patricia Murphy

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Interpreting the Unresolved Legacy of Trujillo at the 1955 Dominican World's Fair Site, Moira Bracken Nadal

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Proposing Design Guidelines of Insa-dong by Referring Design Guidelines of Old City Historic District, Soeun Park

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Living with Living History: The Impact of Old Salem Museums and Gardens on the Quality of Life in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Briana G. Paxton

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A Program for the Conservation, Interpretation, and Reuse of Downdraft Kilns at the Western Clay Manufacturing Company of Helena, Montana, Brett Cameron Phelps Sturm

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Go with the Faux: Re-Evaluating the Design of the Richardson Dilworth House, Chelsea Elizabeth Troppauer

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A Seat at the Table: Integrating Historic Preservation into Comprehensive Campus Planning, Sarah Elisabeth VanLandingham

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Protecting Postmodern Historicism: Identification, Evaluation, and Prescriptions for Preeminent Sites, Jonathan Vimr

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Looking for Mr. White: Uncovering the Furniture, Business and Life of Philadelphia Cabinetmaker Charles Haight White, Kelly E. Wiles

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Investigation and Analysis of Wood Pathologies in Quincha Construction at Hotel Comercio in Lima, Peru; With Recommendations for Its Treatment, Rie Silvana Yamakawa

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Evaluation and Recommendations for Preservation Practices in Historic Districts in China: The Case of Dashilan Area, Beijing, Xiaojuan Zhu

Theses from 2012

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Building a Green Community: The Woodlands as an Experiment in Urban Landscape Interpretation, Courtney Elizabeth Allen

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Beyond the Theme: Community Revitalization-Based Preservation Planning Approaches for Multiple Property Designations, Latishia M. Allen

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Philadelphia Corner Stores: Their History, Use, and Preservation, Lynn Miriam Alpert

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Green Roofs for Historic Buildings: Case Study of the Bar BC Dude Ranch at Grand Teton National Park, Richard Jason Cantu

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Scale & Context: An Evaluation of Regional and Transboundary Heritage Conservation Models, Alexandra Liana Church

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Consolidation Treatments for the Alveolar Erosion of the Agrillaceous Sandstone at Durham Castle, Mary Catherine Collins

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Shared-Use with the Performing Arts in Active Historic Religious Buildings, Vanessa Lacida dela Torre

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Looking Up, Downtown: A National Survey and Assessment of Residential Development Incentives for the Rehabilitation of Vacant Upstairs Space in Historic Downtowns, Laura DiPasquale

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The Relationship Between Cultural Heritage Tourism and Historic Crafting & Textile Communities, Nyasha Brittany Hayes

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Demolition-By-Neglect: Where Are We Now?, Rachel Ann Hildebrandt

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Addressing the Nation: The Use of Design Competitions in Interpreting Historic Sites, Collette Rachel Kinane

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Calamities, Catastrophes, and Cataclysms: Current Trends in International Disaster Risk Management Practices for Cultural Heritage Sites, Jesse W. Lattig

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Investigation of the Deterioration of the Trompe L'Oeil Interiors of San Sebastian Basilica, Manila, Philippines, Christine N. Leggio

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Specialization and Significance: An Assessment of the Career and Works of Minerva Parker Nichols, Margaret Lester

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Evaluation of Consolidation Treatments for the San José Convento Column, San Antonio Missions National Historic Park, San Antonio, Texas, Kalen Daniel McNabb

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The Wakefield Estate from Private to Public Garden: A Preservation Approach for a Cultural Landscape, Debora Marie Merriam

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When Change Is the Best Option: Method for the Evaluation of the Impact of Change of Use in Houses of Worship, Fabiana C. Mileo

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The Future of Historic Preservation in Blighted Areas: Effects of the Abolishment of Redevelopment Agencies in California, Lauro Alonso Parra

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Re-Discovering Jules Bouy's Modernist Interior for the Cosmopolitan Club of Philadelphia, Sarah Elizabeth Peterson

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(In)Forming and Pressing Matters: Laying the Foundations for the Preservation and Interpretation of the Western Clay Manufacturing Company, Sharon Reid

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Disorderly History: Cultural Landscapes, Racial Violence, and Memory, 1876-1923, Monica L. Rhodes

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Nondestructive Monitoring of Wooden Native American Pyramidal Structures, Michael Joseph Shoriak

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Stained Glass at the Woodlands Cemetery, Lauren M. Szeber

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Upstairs in the Vieux Carré: An Analysis of Incentives and Tools to Catalyze Private Sector Rehabilitation, Lawrence Jay Timon

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Building Information Modeling and Historic Buildings: How a Living Model Leads to Better Stewardship of the Past, Haley West Van Wagenen

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Examination and Analysis of Wrought Iron Exercise Yard Doors at Eastern State Penitentiary and Recommendations for Their Conservation, Gladysa Cristina Vega-González

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Teardown Boom: An Analysis of Redevelopment Trends and the Loss of Historic Built Fabric in Chicago, 1990-2010, Matthew Mitchell Wicklund

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Fight Blight Right: Using Code Lien Foreclosure Auctions to Rehabilitate New Orleans' Deteriorating Housing Stock, Courtney Williams

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An Assessment of Preservation Opportunities in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, Thomas James Wilson

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Public Participation Issues in Preservation Planning: Practices of Chinese Historic District, Li Yi

Theses from 2011

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New Investigations into a Historic Treatment: The Efficacy of Gelatin as an Adhesive for Earthen Finishes at Mesa Verde National Park, Emily M. Aloiz

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Predictive Analysis of Stone Decay Mechanisms and Treatments on William Strickland's Second Bank of the United States, Henry M. Bernberg

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Between a Rock and a Historic Place: Preservation in Postindustrial Urban Planning, Cara Bertron

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Assessing the Impact of Local Historic District Designation on Mortgage Foreclosure Rates: The Case of Philadelphia, Kimberly A. Broadbent

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Old Buildings, New Ideas: Historic Preservation and Creative Industry Development as Complementary Urban Revitalization Strategies, Rebecca C. Chan

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Practical Preservation in Philadelphia: The Octavia Hill Association 1896-1912, Samantha G. Driscoll

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Enablers and Disablers of Private Small-Scale Residential Rehabilitation in Fringe Neighborhoods of Philadelphia, Cassandra Glinkowski

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Corrosion Prevention in Historic Concrete – Monitoring the Richards Medical Laboratories, Ana Paula A. Gonçalves

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Toward a New Approach to Evaluating Significance in Recent-Past Preservation Planning with a Case Study of 1960s Properties in Philadelphia County, Kristin M. Hagar

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An Evaluation of Acrylic Resin, Ethyl Silicate, and Methyltrimethoxysilane Treatment at San Antonio Missions National Historic Park, San Antonio, Texas, Natalie Karas

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A Study of Historic Towns after "Tourism Explosion": The Case of Çeşme, Foça and Şirince in Western Turkey, Aysem Kilinc-Unlu

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Architectural Finishes at Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde National Park: Characterization and Interpretation of Room 115(2), Rebekah Krieger

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A Proposed Approach for Stabilizing Verdant Concrete of Stairway to the Sky, Las Pozas, Mexico, Nicole Matchette

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Philadelphia's 13th Street Passages: A Model for Urban Main Street Development, Kevin McMahon

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An Evaluation of Historic Preservation Revolving Loan Funds, and Recommendations for the Establishment of Future Programs, Olivia Mitchell

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Exterior Architectural Finishes in Puerto Rico: The Painting Traditions of Guayama's Vernacular Architecture, Betty L. Prime

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Forms of Attachment: Additions to Postwar Icons, Nathan F. R. Rogers