Theses (Historic Preservation)

 

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Theses from 2013

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Evaluation and Testing of Brick Dust as a Pozzolanic Additive to Lime Mortars for Architectural Conservation, Sara B. Rogers

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The Construction of Interstate-95: A Failure to Preserve a City's History, Alanna C. Stewart

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Cultural Wilderness: How the Historical Evolution of American Wilderness Values Influence Cultural Resource Management within Wilderness Areas in National Parks, Alison E. Swing

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Documentation and Evaluation of the Conditions of the 9th Century B.C.E. Mosaic, from Gordion, Turkey and Recommendations for its Conservation and Treatment, Elizabeth T. Thompson

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Resurrecting Saint Louis No. 1 Cemetery: Integrating Archival and Field Research with Digital Tools to Spatially Analyze, Map, and Reinterpret Site Evolution and Morphology, Joseph C. Torres II

Theses from 2010

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Philadelphia Neighborhood Conservation: Using Public Policy to Protect Historic and Threatened Residential Neighborhoods, Lindsey E. Allen

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Cultural Heritage in Conflict: World Heritage Cities of the Middle East, Elvan Cobb

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Implementing Archaeological Conservation During American Nation-Building Efforts, Meaghan Colahan

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Preserving the Neighborhood Theatres of William Harold Lee, Mark Edward Donofrio

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Rediscovering an American Master: An Examination and Analysis of the Decorative Plaster Ceiling of Robert Winthrop Chanler's Whitney Studio, New York, Lauren Vollono Drapala

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Evaluation of Cleaning Methods at the Fleisher Art Memorial Sanctuary, Alison K. Haley

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Curating Architecture: An Investigation of the Motives and Practice of Architectural Collection and Exhibition with Recommendations for Interpretation of the Architectural Study Collection at Independence National Historical Park, Sarah Elizabeth Hawes

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A Technical Study and Conservation Proposal for the Glass Mosaic Decoration of Villa Caparra in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, Yaritza Hernández

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The Economics of Rehabilitation for Affordable Housing Projects: Are the Secretary of Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation a Significant Barrier to Project Completion, Helen Johnson

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RE|Fab : How the 10% Investment Tax Credit Can Aid in the Creation of a Prefabricated System for the Rehabilitation of Non-Designated Historic Structures, Nakita Ann Johnson

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Branding the Southwest: A Preservation Plan for the Fred Harvey Houses, Patrick W. Kidd

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New Neighbors In Old Neighborhoods: Explaining the Role of Heritage Conservation in Sociocultural Sustainability and Gentrification, Charles William Lawrence

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Beneficial Additions: Addressing Brutalist Architecture to Create a Financial and Spatial Synergy Between Historic Places of Worship with Secular Mix-Use Building Additions, Johanna Luise Lofstrom

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Certainty in the Uncertainty of Venice: John Ruskin and the Daguerreotype Photographic Process, Crystal Leah Medler

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Manufacturing Prosperity: Evaluating the Rehabilitation of Industrial Complexes, Kate Spencer Milgrim

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Commemoration and Protest: The Use of Heritage Trails to Connect Women's History with Historic Sites, Marissa J. Moshier

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Alveolar Erosion and its Conservation Recommendations for the Sandstone Masonry at Durham Castle, Tiffani L. Simple

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From Dockyard to Esplanade: Leveraging Industrial Heritage in Waterfront Redevelopment, Jayne O. Spector

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An Examination of the Deteriorative Mechanisms and Enabling Factors at the Wanamaker Memorial Tower in Philadelphia, Katherine Verone

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The Shophouse as a Tool for Equitable Urban Development: The Case of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Natalie Weinberger

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Putting American Democracy on a Pedestal: The Story of the 1975-1976 Old Supreme Court and Old Senate Chamber Restorations, Christine Stewart Wells

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Public Policy and the Non-Secular: How Non-Profit Organizations Preserve Inner City Historic Sacred Places, Jacqueline R. Wiese

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Performance of the Roof Structure at the Wagner Free Institute of Science: A Computational Simulation and its Implications fo Plaster Conservation, Katharine Helene Woodman

Theses from 2009

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WEATHERING THE STORM: DIAGNOSTIC MONITORING FOR PREVENTIVE CONSERVATION AT SPRUCE TREE HOUSE, MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK, COLORADO, Rachel Sarah Adler

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ASSESSMENT OF DETERIORATION PHENOMENA ON THE EXTERIOR OF THE SECOND BANK OF THE UNITED STATES, PHILADELPHIA, USING GIS AS AN INTERPRETATIVE TOOL, Tejaswini J. Aphale

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A PRESERVATION AND REDEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR LOUIS SULLIVAN’S HOME BUILDING ASSOCIATION BUILDING IN NEWARK, OHIO, Alexander Balloon