Theses (Historic Preservation)

 

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Theses from 2016

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Balancing Past and Present: Reevaluating Community Murals and Existing Practices, Sang Weon Bae

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Henry H. Houston's Germantown Development Portfolio, 1860-1895: A Niche Suburb's History and Placement Within Suburban Historiography and Preservation Planning, Joshua Bevan

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“Doin’ It Up Right”: Safeguarding the African-American Burial Landscape Through the Lens of Eden Cemetery, Charlette Caldwell

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The Schoolhouse Problem: New Solutions for Preserving Historic and Obsolete Buildings in Rural New Hampshire, Andrew Cushing

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Recreating Acid Stains on Historic Concrete, Alice Louise Gilmore

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Reimagining a Past Reality: Tactical Design Interventions for Historic Sites, Julia D. Griffith

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Certifying Preservation: How Preservation Can Introduce Social Sustainability to Building Certification Programs, Andrea Kathryn Haley

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Ever Since the Fire Went Out: A Long View of the Deterioration of the Coplay Kilns at Saylor Park, Preston Stanley Hull

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Performance Evaluation of Commercial Nanolime as a Consolidant for Friable Lime Based Plaster, Jean Jang

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Heritage Adrift: Designing for North Brother Island in the Face of Climate Change, Angelina R. Jones

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Lots of Potential: Strengthening the Philadelphia Land Bank With Preservation, Mary Amelia Lambert

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A House Fit for a Bee: Historic Apiary Typologies and Technologies, Sonja Jean Lengel

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Architectural Precast Concrete Wall Panels: Their Technological Evolution, Significance, and Preservation, Grace Meloy

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From Philadelphia Country House to City Recreation Center: Uncovering the Architectural History of the Building Known Successively as Blockley Retreat, Kirkbride Mansion, and Lee Cultural Center Through Building Archaeology, Joseph C. Mester

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A Voice for Public Memory: A Comparison Between the Memorial Practices in India and the United States of America to Propose a Suitable Response to the 26/11 Attacks in Mumbai, Sanjana Sanjay Muthe

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Recapturing the Breeze: Computational Simulation of Natural Ventilation in a Raised Creole Cottage, Evan Oskierko-Jeznacki

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Alternative Histories: A Temporal Approach to Public Housing, Dana Rice

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Performance Evaluation of UV Inhibiting Acrylic Resin Coated Glass with Modern and Historic Glazing Systems, Janelle Elyse Sahutski

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Imaging Place: Interpreting Place Identity Through Consumer Marketing Techniques for Non-Profit, Community Development and Business Improvement Organizations, Audrey Rose von Ahrens

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Performance-Based Evaluation of Salt Crystallization Inhibitors as a Means to Mitigate Salt Damage in Terracotta, Casey Alane Weisdock

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Analysis of Historic Paints on Woodwork at Andalusia Mansion - Understanding the Period of Benjamin Latrobe and Thomas Walter, Shuang Wu

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An Evaluation of Laser Ablation Cleaning on Surficial Black Crust on Pennsylvania Marble: A Case Study of the Hood Cemetery Gate, Germantown, Philadelphia, PA, Xinhui Yang

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Policy Evaluation and Recommendation for Preserving Residential Compounds in Beijing: A Process-Oriented Approach, Yimei Zhang

Theses from 2015

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George Nakashima's Arts Building and Cloister: A Program for Conservation, César Bargues Ballester

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The Last 100 Kilometers: A Values Based Analysis of What the Camino De Santiago Can Teach About How the Built Environment Can Preserve the Human Experience, Sarah Blitzer

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The Riddell of Modern Architecture: Defining the Profession in the Mid-Nineteenth Century, Eryn Boyce

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An Investigation of the Painted Finishes of Mission San José de Tumacácori’s Façade: At the Interface of Materials Analysis, Conservation, and Cultural Confluence, Jocelyn Chan

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Filling in the Blanks: Documenting Concealed Fabric and Deterioration in Existing Structures, John Evans

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The Jewel of Brewerytown: Past, Present, and Future at The Poth Brewery, Mary Feitz

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Radical Preservation: The Transformation of a Vacant Philadelphia School to Address Contextual Urban Opportunities, Nathaniel Hammitt

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Looking Back to See Forward: The Use of Historic Repair Records to Inform Preventive Conservation Planning, Meredith Leep

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Pressing Forward: A Technical Study of the Mancos Times-Tribune Building With Recommendations for Conservation, Samuel Loos

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Performance Assessment and Evaluation of Hydrophobic and Ultraviolet Protective Treatments for Historic Log Structures, Courtney Magill

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Urban Development in Practice and Theory: A Baltimore Neighborhood Revitalization Model and a UNESCO Framework, Amanda Mazie

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Stigmatized Space: Negative Heritage in Historic Preservation, Sarah Moses

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Throwing Open the Door: Preserving Philadelphia's Gay Bathhouses, Grey Pierce

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To Build on the Past: A Foundational Database of the Vermont Marble Company Archives, Kaitlin Pluskota

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Bridging the Gap: Bringing Preservation to the People, Jennifer Robinson

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Cataloging Built Heritage: Methods of Recording Unit Masonry for the Future of Historic Preservation, Lauren Shaughnessy

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Historical Layering and Historic Preservation in Relation to Urban Planning and Protecting Local Identity: City Study of Nanjing, Mengjia Wang

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Modern in the Mountains: An Analysis of the Structural and Decorative Concrete at Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park, WY, Julianne Wiesner-Chianese

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Safeguarding Agricultural Heritage: The Case of Colombia´s Coffee Cultural Landscape, Catherine Winter

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An Investigation of Chinese Historical Grey Bricks of Soochow, Jiangsu and the Effect of Tung Oil Treatment, Wenwen Xia

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The Efficacy of a Borate and Penetrating Oil Preservative Combination for the Conservation of Exterior Wood, Shuyi Yin

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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An Assessment and Evaluation of Acidic Cleaning Methods on Unglazed Terracotta Using Accelerated Weathering Test Protocols, Irene Matteini

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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