Boone Survey Update
In Spring 2014, my graduate Historical Documentation class worked with the Western SHPO office of North Carolina to update the survey information of one quadrant of Boone, NC. The completed survey forms and photographs have been sent to the main SHPO office at the Department of Cultural Resources in Raleigh, NC; the forms are being digitized and the information is being used to update the Historic Preservation Office GIS Webservice (HPOWEB). Future classes may continue this work.
Below is the summary of the 2014 work.
Lincoln Heights School
In Fall 2015, graduate students in the Philosophy of Historic Preservation course worked with the alumni board of Lincoln Heights School, a Rosenwald School in Wilkesboro, NC, to complete several projects.
Working in small groups, the students drafted an architectural survey and a significance statement for the school. These will be used to complete a nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. Others compiled grant information for the Board, wrote a historic structures report, which offers recommendations for preservation of the main building, planned a couple of exhibits to tell part of the Lincoln Heights story, and completed a survey of the original property and landscape (roughly 14 acres). The whole class worked together to brainstorm ways that the Board can get younger people involved with this important place.
Several members of the alumni board were incredibly generous with their time, and plan to work with my classes on future projects.
Working for the App State College of Arts and Sciences, Cassie Pena wrote an article about the students' work.