Theses (Historic Preservation)

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

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Theses from 2003

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The Corbit-Sharp House at Odessa, Delaware: Finishes Analysis and Interpretation of Four Interior Rooms, Catherine Ruth Matsen

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GIS as a Tool to Assess Heritage Risk: A Case Study in Frijoles Canyon, Bandelier National Monument, Sophia C. Middlebrook

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Preservation Planning for Early Modern Architecture: Comparing the New York Grand Central Terminal and Tokyo Station, Mayu Ohama

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Typology and Blight in Philadelphia: Housing Typology Trends and the Neighborhood Transformation Initiative, Al Brandt Parker

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Preserving Historic Character and Materials: An Analysis of Rehabilitation Projects of Habitat for Humanity, Rachel Royer

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Memorial Hall: An Historic Philadelphia Exhibition Space: A Paint Analysis of the Great Hall, Jessica H. Senker

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Historic Preservation in Taiwan: The Restoration of Tainan Da Tianhou Gong, Chen-Shan Ellen Wang

Theses from 2002

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Heritage Areas: A Comparison of Three Models, Jennifer Lee Baldwin

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The Performance of History and Design in Paul Cret's Rittenhouse Square, Eric Anders Baratta

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Evaluation of Adhesive Binders for the Preservation of In-Situ Aboriginal Surface Finishes at Mesa Verde National Park, Rebecca J. Carr

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National Historic Landmark Designation as a Strategic Asset: Three Case Studies, Patricia Ann Connolly

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St. Louis I Cemetery, New Orleans: Transitional Composite Metalwork (19th C), Stephen O'Ryan Curtis

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The Interpretation of Ruins at Sites of Memory, Kate Daly

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The Evaluation of Protective Coatings and Their Effect on Salt Formation on Brick Substrate, Sherry Nichole DeFreece

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The Civic Gothic Legacy: Parliament Buildings of Ottawa, London and Budapest, Rosanne Dubé

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Merion Friends Meeting House: Documentation & Site Analysis, David Mark Facenda

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Time After Time: An Evaluation of Diachronic Interpretation in Traditional Historic House Museums, Kirstin Freeman Gamble

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A Celebration of Moral Force: The Catholic Total Abstinence Union of America Centennial Fountain, Daria A. Gasparini

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The Common Wood Floor: Interpretation and Treatment of Wood Plank Flooring in Historic Buildings, Andrew D. Gustine

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The Duality of Historic Stained Glass: A Conservator's Approach, Elizabeth W. Haydon

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The U.S. Naval Home: An Examination of Its Significance, Its Closure, and the Problems Surrounding Its Reuse, Jennifer Lynn Hirsch

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Broadening the Availability of the Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credit for the Main Street Building Owner, Eric James Kuczarski

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Pine Forge Iron Plantation: History, Building Chronology, and Recommendations for Preservation, Melissa Pilar LaValley

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Frijoles Canyon, the Preservation of a Resource, Lauren Meyer

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A Study to Improve Desalination Methodologies for the Ayyubid City Wall, Cairo, Judi Ji won Moon

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Modeling of Tomb Decay at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1: The Role of Material Properties and the Environment, Judith Alleyne Peters

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Evaluation of Conservation Plans of City Walls for the Potential Development of Conservation Guidelines for the City Wall of Cairo Through Comparative Studies, Pushkar Sohoni

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A Comparative Analysis of Two Urban Historic Military Base Redevelopment Projects: The Presidio of San Francisco and Boston's Charlestown Navy Yard, Megan Laurel Sorensen

Theses from 2001

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Rose Hill: An Historic Structures Report, Donna Marie Andrews

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Red Hall Revisited: An Architectural Study of the Main Building in Taiwan's Earliest Public High School, Yun-Shang Chiou

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Performance Evaluation of Traditional and Modified Distemper Paints, Mary M. Culver

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The Evolution of Serpentine Stone as a Building Material in Southeastern Pennsylvania: 1727-1931, Jane Elizabeth Dorchester

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An Architectural Analysis and Earthen Finish : Characterization of Cavate M-100, Frijoles Canyon, Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos, NM, Kathleen Anne Forrest

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The Impact of Special Events on Historic House Museums, Lindsay Skads Hannah

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Architectural Salvage: Saving or Stealing?, Carol Henkels

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The Effectiveness of State Tax Incentives for Historic Preservation, James Spencer Higgins

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The Efficacy of a Control Period Approach in Historic Preservation, John Brayton Hinchman

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The Evolution of Quaker Meeting Houses in North America 1670-2000, Seth Beeson Hinshaw

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Moving Historic Structures: The Washington Street Urban Renewal Project, Diane Alyssa Jackier

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St. Alphonsus Church, New Orleans, Louisiana: Documentation, Analysis and Interpretation of Interior Finishes, Dorothy Stewart Krotzer

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Conservation Studies for the Ayyubid City Wall, Cairo, Melissa McCormack

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Sea View Hospital: The Identification of Potential Models for the Rehabilitation and Reuse of Abandoned Large Scale Hospital Complexes in New York, Heather Lynn McGrath

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Memorial Hall: The Efficacy of Geographic Information System Software in Conservation and Maintenance, Christine Marie Miller

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Creation and Destruction: Mitchell/Giurgola's Liberty Bell Pavilion, Bradley David Roeder

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Preservation and Urban Religious Institutions: Opportunities and Strategies for the Preservation of the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church, Molly Anne Sheehan

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Intervention in the Continuum: An Adaptive Use Plan for the PSFS Building on Washington Square, Lynette Ann Stuhlmacher

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Moving Off the Mesa: A Typological Analysis of Housing at Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico, Catherine deJarnette Vieth

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A Comparison of Fresh and Weathered Marble from the Tweed Courthouse, Robert Lamb Ware

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An Investigation of Sandstone Consolidation Method for the Northern Gopura of the Phimai Sanctuary, a Khmer Monument in Thailand, Nuanlak Watsantachad

Theses from 2000

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Point Betsie: The Future of the Great Lakes Lighthouse, Mary Sarah Alfson

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Study of deterioration mechanisms and protective treatments for the Egyptian limestone of the Ayyubid city wall of Cairo, Elsa Bourguignon

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Study of Deterioration Mechanisms and Protective Treatments for the Egyptian Limestone of the Ayyubid City Wall of Cairo, Elsa Sophie Odile Bourguignon

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An Interpretation of the Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion: The Response Based Approach, Cheryl Elaine Brookshear

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South Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1880-1920: Industrialization, Immigration and the Development of a Religious Landscape, Woodward Christian Carson

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Preservation Success and Demolition Disaster: A Comparison of Alden Park and the Mayfair House, Julianne Lauren Dunn

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Avoiding the Theme Park: A Study of the Architecture of Augustus Edison Constantine, and the Need for Preservation Policy Reform in Charleston, South Carolina for the Twenty First Century, Lissa D'Aquisto Felzer

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A Study of Composite Action in Materials After Treatment, Sarah Elizabeth Gray

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Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates: An Analysis of the Architects' Approach to Additions for Historic Buildings, Amanda Theresa Hall

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Historic Districts & Traditional Neighborhood Design: A Comparison of Mechanisms in the Neighboring Residential Communities of Beaufort and Port Royal, South Carolina, Kristopher Balding King

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An Investigation of Electrochemical Techniques Designed to Mitigate the Corrosion of Steel in Historic Reinforced Concrete Structures: Frank Lloyd Wright's Freeman House, Hollywood, CA, Terry Scott Kreilick

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Documentation of the History and Physical Evolution of Hermitage Farm, Centreville, Maryland, Debra Elizabeth Lavoie

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The Origins of the Preservation Movement in the Spanish Antilles, Rosina C. Negrón Menicucci

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Issues Surrounding Threatened National Historic Landmark Districts with Cape May, New Jersey, Abbott Farm, New Jersey, and Locke, California as Case Study Districts, Suzanne Elizabeth Merriam

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Historic Preservation and the Americans with Disabilities Act: The Problem of Handicapped Entry to Historic Buildings, Kristin Marie Milley

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Cultural Landscape Study of Fort Davis National Historic Site, Texas, David Keith Myers

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Scripting History: Creating an Introductory Videotape Presentation for Visitors to an Historic House Museum: Cliveden, Philip Michael Nord

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The Introduction of a Contemporary Building into a Historic Fabric, Gregory John Saldaña

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Cultural Resource Management Using Computer Applications: A Case Study from Kotyiti, New Mexico, Nicholas L. Stapp

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Documentation, Analysis, and Interpretation of the Interior Finishes of Frank Lloyd Wright's Heller House, Zana Cecelia Wolf

Theses from 1999

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An Assessment of Terra Cotta Replacement and Recommendations for the Belmont Pumping Station, East Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, Kelly R. Atwood

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Experimentation in Concrete: John J. Earley at Meridian Hill Park, Washington, DC : History, Technology, and Characterization of Exposed Aggregate Concrete, Lori Renée Aument

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An Assessment of the Effects of Hydrofluoric Acid Based Cleaner on Unglazed Architectural Terracotta, Heather Conahan

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What to Do with the Barn?: Financial Aspects in the Re-Use of Ancillary Buildings at Three Non-Profit Historic Sites as Non-Interpretive, Revenue Generating Entities: A Look into Historic Bartram's Gardens, Lyndhurst, and Shelburne Farms, Nicholas Moses Corrette

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Characterization and Analysis of the Caliche Walls of the Great House, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Coolidge, Arizona, Elisa Maria Del Bono

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An Investigation into the Effects of an Herbicide on Historic Masonry Materials, Catherine Camille Dewey

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Amusement Parks as Landscapes of Popular Culture: An Analysis of Willow Grove Park and the Wildwoods, Joanna Mary Doherty

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The Existing Condition of Rehabilitation Investment Tax Credit Buildings in Selected Municipalities of New Jersey, Michael Scott Doyle

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Documentation and Architectural Analysis of Little Manor Plantation House, William Luby Ferguson

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Design and Evaluation of Acrylic-Based Grouts for Earthen Plasters, Kecia Lee Fong

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Soluble Salts in Porous Materials: Evaluating Effectiveness of Their Removal, Joshua Freedland

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The Evolution of Fettersville and the Role of Its Sacred Places: A Camden, New Jersey Neighborhood, Allison Marena Garwood

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Deterioration of Gneiss Due to Limewash at Eastern State Penitentiary, Elizabeth Lael Anthony Johansen

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A Cultural Resource Management Plan for Ephrata Cloister Historic Site, Jharna Joshi

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An Assessment of Some Practical Issues Related to Selective Chemical Paint Removal in Architectural Conservation, Ronald James Patrick Koenig

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An Analysis of the Architectural Character and Social Status of One-Room Deep, Two Story, Gable Roof Houses of the Delaware Valley, Kurt Galbreath Leasure

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A Case Study of Philadelphia's Preservation Policy: The Square Block of Chestnut, Walnut, Front and Second Streets, Meghan MacWilliams

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Philadelphia at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century: Incorporating the Automobile into an Urban House Type, Margaret Jane Newman

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A Study of the Weathering of Volcanic Tuffs in a Tropical Environment, Including the Evaluation of a Consolidant, Maria Christina P. Paterno

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One-Room Deep Domestic Architecture of Cumberland and Salem Counties, New Jersey, Matthew Edward Pisarski

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An Evaluation of the Physical Effects of Sandblasting on Architectural Brick, Ana Maria Sanchez

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Characterization of Earthen Architectural Surface Finishes from Kiva Q, Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde National Park Colorado, Mary E. Slater

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Are Easements an Effective Preservation Incentive?: An Evaluation of Façade Easement Program Management in Non-Profit Organizations, Erin Michelle Tobin

Theses from 1998

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Design and Evaluation of Hydraulic Lime Grouts for In Situ Reattachment of Lime Plaster to Earthen Walls, Angelyn Bass

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Affordable Housing in Historic Districts, Julia Josephine Jackman Blackett

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The Preservation and Adaptation of a Financial Architectural Heritage, William Brenner

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Revitalizing the Beachfront of Cape May, Shu-Chen Chiu

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High Arch Bridge: A Cost Benefit Analysis of Preservation Techniques as Applied to a Vernacular Concrete Structure, Ann Marie DiLucia

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Edward Burnett: An Agricultural Designer on Gentleman's Estates, Taya Shoshana Dixon

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Composite Repair of Sandstone, James Weldon Dossett

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Stonetown Hamlet: Neotraditional Planning in an Historic District, Katherine Ann Eggers