Theses (Historic Preservation)

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

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Theses from 2018

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Heritage Preservation in War: Proactive and Reactive Approaches Applied to the Old City in Sana’a, Yemen, Xochilt Del Rosal Armenta

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A Typology of Main Street Commercial Corridors Using Cluster Analysis, Molly Balzano

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Understanding Traditional Domestic Buildings in Pakistan – Lessons for Contemporary Design, Zara Shafiq Bhatti

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Assessing the Deterioration of Pennsylvania Marble in William Strickland's Mechanics' Bank, Alberto Calderón-González

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Performance Simulation of Brick Construction under the Impacts of Increased Precipitation as a Consequence of Climate Change, Xiaolin Chen

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The American Garden at Powderham: "Delightful Retreat in the Plantation", Rebecca Wilkinson Flemer

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The New Hope Experiment: An Investigation and Conservation Plan for the Antonin and Noémi Raymond Farm, Sara Gdula

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One Building, Four Houses: How Identity Influenced the Historic Forms of the William Brinton 1704 House, Anthony Richard Carlos Hita

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Preservation Approaches to Preserving Sites of Chinese American Heritage in New York City, Yuexian Huang

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Great Adaptations: Shaping the Future of Historic Preservation in Philadelphia through an Adaptive Reuse Ordinance, Violette Harrington Levy

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Non-Destructive Evaluation of George Nakashima's Modernist Thin-Shell Plywood Structure, Elizabeth Henley Reynolds

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A Conservation Study of the Naulakha Pavilion at Lahore Fort, Pakistan, Noor Jehan Sadiq

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An Evaluation of Historic Cement Stucco Using Conditions Assessment Methodology and Digital Visualization Tools, Grand Teton National Park, USA, Sara Jane Stratte

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Building Organizational Capacity for Preventive Conservation, Elizabeth C. Tumbull

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When a Little Goes a Long Way: Tracking the Historic Preservation Fund & Its Impact on the Field of Historic Preservation, Tarsha Sydney Wilson

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Towards a Critical Contemporary Design in Historic Settings: Reclaiming the Inherent Relationship between the Old and the New, Reclaiming Continuity in Differentiation, Shuxin Wu

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Developing a Sustainable Urban Heritage Tourism Approach for Philadelphia - Experiences from National Heritage Areas, Yue Wu

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Examining Slavery's Architectural Finishes: The Importance of Interdisciplinary Investigations of Humble Spaces, Rebekah Zubaida Yousaf

Theses from 2017

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Rethinking Preservation at Fort Union National Monument, Silvia Callegari

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Stewarding an Educational Legacy: Historic Preservation at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Katlyn E. Cotton

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Testing and Evaluation of Soil Based Grouts for the Adhesion of Consolidated and Un-Consolidated Painted Lime Plaster at the Mission San José de Tumacácori, Nicole M. Declet Díaz

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Evaluation of Preservation and Adaptive Reuse of Historic Villages in Scenic Area of China: A Case Study of Amanfayun in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, Di Fan

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Comparative Analysis of Select Sustainable Wood Preservative Systems for Heritage Conservation: A Termite Resistance Laboratory Testing Program on Radiata Pine, Katharine George

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Architecture + Havoc: The Agency of Historic Sites During Conflict, Emily Gruendel

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Applications of Cultural Landscape Studies in Single-Street Historic Districts, Arielle Simone Harris

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Cultural Landscapes and Adaptation: Identifying the Role of Civic Engagement and Cultural Heritage in Coastal Adaptation Planning, Madeleine Helmer

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Rooted in History: Historic Preservation as a Foundation for Community Engagement Along the Lower Schuylkill, Starr E. Herr-Cardillo

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Creating Home: Reuse of Vacant Philadelphia Schools for Permanent Supportive Housing, Peter Hiller

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An Examination and Condition Assessment of Robert Winthrop Chanler's Pool Grotto Ceiling Mural at Vizcaya, Miami, Lucy Midelfort

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Preservation Through Property Tax: The Impacts of Philadelphia's 10-Year Property tax Abatement on Historic Preservation, Joel Naiman

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Preservation Frontiers: Adding Urban Homesteading to the Historic Preservation Toolkit, Jessica L. Neubelt

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Conservation Assessment and Experimental Mechanical Pinning Treatment of Petrified Sequoia Affinis Stumps at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado, Evan Oxland

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Improving the Flexural Strength of Bowed Marble Panels through Mechanical Treatment, Danielle Pape

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A Performance Evaluation and Assessment of Mineral Silicate Coatings for the Restoration of the Exterior Concrete at Jackson Lake Lodge, Araba Prah

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The City of Sisterly Love: A Preservation Assessment and Urban Landscape Re-interpretation of Philadelphia’s Sites of Women’s History, Mikayla E. Raymond

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Using Agriculture as an Interpretive Management Strategy at Grant Kohrs National Historic Site to tie Together Historical Significance and Natural Resource Conservation, Garrett Richardson

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Iran’s Earthen Architectural Heritage as Reflected in the Terra Congress Proceedings and Iran Journal, Shaghayegh Torkzaban

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"Forever Wild": Wilderness Values and Historic Preservation in the Catskill Forest Preserve, Carolyn Zemanian

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Redesigning Historic Districts: A Study of Preservation Plans for Historic Districts of Jingzhou Ancient City in Hubei, China, Chuhan Zheng

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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Evaluation of the Effects of Bottom-Up Management in Preserving Values of Historic Hutong Neighborhood in Beijing: A Case Study of Community-Based Organization (CBO) - Shijia Hutong Historic Preservation Society, Haoyu Wang

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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