Theses (Historic Preservation)

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

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Theses from 2007

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The Interplay of Technology and Durability: The Evolution of 20th Century High-Rises and Implications for Preservation Philosophy, Ellen C. Buckley

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The Analysis of Sandstone Deterioration at the Northeast Point of Inscription Rock at El Morro National Monument, Christina A. Burris

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Reconstruction of the past in a 21st century landscape: Historic Preservation on the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts, Alexis Helene Casale

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Changes in Values and the Impact on Preservation in Philadelphia, Amanda B. Casper

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Evaluation of Grouting as a Strengthening Technique for Earthen Structures in Seismic Areas: Case Study Chiripa, Charu Chaudhry

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Leading Indicators of Real Estate Demand: The Resurgence of Historic Philadelphia Neighborhoods and Implications for Preservation Policy, Amanda Winters Davis

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The Mulford House: A Strategy to Reinterpret a Small House Museum, Maria S. Dayton

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Identifying the Impact of Energy Efficient Lighting Strategies for Use in Historic Preservation, Sean Patrick Denniston

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Preservation as a Tool for Waterfront Revitalization: Design, Management, and Financing Solutions from Vancouver, Boston, and London, Julie Therese Donofrio

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Grandma Brisbrey's Bottle Village: A Values Based Conditions Assessment of an American Folk Art Environment, Teresa Suzanne Duff

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The Consolidation of Earthen Surface Finishes: A Study of Disaggregating Plasters at Mesa Verde National Park, Amila Ferron

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Measuring Up: The Performance of Historic Buildings Under the Leed-NC Green Building Rating System, Patrice J. Frey

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The Historic Homeownership Rehabilitation Credit: A Valuable Tool for Neighborhood Change, Jennie Fowler Graves

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An Analysis of Maryland's Smart Growth in Two Historic Areas, Mary Lina Jacobs Grilli

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Hollins Hills, the Future that is Now the Past: Challenges of Preserving a Post-war Suburban Community, Gabriela Amendola Gutowski

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Characterization, Analysis and Interpretation of the Surface Finishes of Kiva E, Long House, Mesa Verde National Park , Lauren Reynolds Hall

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Stenton: A Survey of 18th- and 19th-Century Food Preservation Techniques in Philadelphia, Jenna E. Higgins

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Free Neoclassism and Interior Architectural Surface Finishes: The Investigation, Analysis and Interpretation of William Strickland's St. John's Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, Kerry Lenehan Johnston

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Architecture as Artifact and the Re-Rendering of Fragmentary Experience, Pamela Freeman Jordan

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Federal Transportation Legislation: A Tool for the Rehabilitation of America's Historic Railroad Stations, Nicholas Paul Kraus

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Multiculturism in Twenty-First Century Philadelphia, Charlene Palmore-Lewis

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The Plastic Club of Philadelphia: A Site Management Study and Building Analysis, Reagan Baydoun Ruedig

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The Evolution of the Historic Structure Report: A Review of Its Past and a Look at Its Future, Megan Cross Schmitt

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New Codes for Old Buildings: Comparing Rehabilitation Codes and Evaluating Their Effects, Adrian L. Seward

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Dead Men Tell No Tales: How Can Creative Approaches to Communication Keep Historic Sites From Going Silent, Sabra Smith

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A Study and Interpretation of the Deshler-Morris Landscape in Historic Germantown, Alexis Chantel Stephens

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Mr. Secretary, What Does Characterize A Modern Building? Adapting Kahn's Richards Medical Laboratories, Kristen Marie Suzda

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An Approach to Conservation and Presentation of the Terrazzo Map Pavement of the New York State Pavilion in Queens, New York, Ann Thorkelson

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An Approach to Conservation and Presentation of the Terrazzo Map Pavement of the New York State Pavilion in Queens, New York, Ann Thorkelson

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An Analysis of Wallpaper Fragments in the Red Bedchamber and Cloisters of Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, England., Sarah Vukovich

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Modern Representations of the Underground Railroad in Philadelphia, Eldra D. Walker

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Evolution of A Modern American Architecture: Adding to Square Shadows, Fon Shion Wang

Theses from 2006

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Heritage Area Designation and Its Impact on Quality of Life in the Schuylkill River Valley, Hillary G. Adam

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Preserving the Work of Mitchell/Giurgola Associates, Brendan R. Beier

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Evaluation of Repair Methods for Structural Cracks: Early Period Monastic Architecture, Ladakh Case: Mangyu Monastery, Bhawna Dandona

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The Gentrification of Manayunk, Geraldine A. Fisher

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The Design and Fabrication of the Plastered Cornices of the Gaillard-Bennett House, 60 Montagu Street, Charleston, SC, Frances H. Ford

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Questions of Risk and Relocation: Developing a Conservation Program for the Gateway of the Sun, Tiwanaku, Bolivia, Leslie A. Friedman

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An Analysis of Campus Preservation Planning Strategies: Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts, Gretchen A. Hilyard

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Founding or Funding: Are Historic House Museums in Trouble?, Dina Kanawati

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Redesigning Civic Memory: The African Burial Ground in Lower Manhattan, Sarah R. Katz

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Interpretation Plan for the Dr. Philip Jaisohn Memorial House, Sung W. Kim

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Forever Gothic? Analysis and Interpretation of the Interior of the Great North Bedchamber at Strawberry Hill, Christina C. Lombardo

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Performance Analysis of Hydraulic Lime Grouts for Masonry Repair, Victoria I. Pingarrón Alvarez

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The Ohio State Pavilion at Philadelphia's 1876 Centennial Exhibition: Identification, Survey and Evaluation of 20 Types of Ohio Stone, Elizabeth H. Seyfert

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Mixed-Income Housing and Historic Preservation: How Existing Structures Can Fulfill Housing Needs Through Incorporation with Mixed-Income Housing Developments, Sarah E. Shotwell

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A Technical Study of the Mural Paintings of the Interior Dome of the Capilla de la Virgen del Rosario, Iglesia San José, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Cynthia L. Silva

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The Youth Study Center: Bringing Modernism to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Anny Su

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Integrating Historic Preservation and Disaster Management, Sarah M. Thorp

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Characterization and Assessment of Argamasa Applied as a Water-Resistant Masonry Surface Finish on the Dome of the Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Rosario Iglesia San José, San Juan, Puerto Rico , Jill T. Verhosek

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Assessment of the Grout Used for the Structural Stabilization of the Early Phrygian Citadel Gate at Gordion, Turkey, Kelly H. Wong

Theses from 2005

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Policy Strategies for Monuments and Memorials, Elizabeth J. Burling

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Interpretation & Design: The Last Residence of African-American Activist Paul Robeson, Kelli R. Coles

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Treatment Evaluation for the Micritic Limestone at Mission San José y San Miguel de Aguayo, San Antonio, Texas, Jennifer M. Correia

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Behind the Curtain: Mechanical Treatments for Bowed Marble Panels, Sandy L. Cross

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A Study of Inactive Main Street Communities, Jennifer Gates

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Tourism and Preservation in Gateway Communities: A Case Study of the Towns Surrounding Mesa Verde National Park, Valerie L. Gomez

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The Fate of Lawrence Halprin's Public Spaces: Three Case Studies, Alison B. Hirsch

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A Preliminary Survey of the Historic Plays and Players Theatre: Preservation Issues to Be Addressed, Sarah M. Hyson

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Imitators, Contextuals, and Contrastors: A Case Study of the Effects of Modern Architecture on the Streetscapes of the Society Hill Historic District Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Purvi Gandhi Irwin

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Adaptive Reuse: Recent Hotel Conversions in Downtown Philadelphia, Catherine S. Jefferson

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Mill Hill Historic District: An Analysis of Gentrification and Its Impact on Historic Districts, Sophia L. Jones

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Preservation and Residential Property Values: The Case of Philadelphia, Prema Katari

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Archeological Site Management Planning: Focused on a Study of Management Guidelines for Hwangryong Temple Historic Site, Jong H. Lim

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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