Examine nationwide trends in mid-20th-century houses and neighborhoods, with an emphasis on the evaluation of large suburban developments, construction methods, and house types and plans. Review era-specific factors that help to identify and categorize these buildings. Evaluate survey methodologies and consider the impact of neighborhood zoning, subdivision design review, urban renewal, and owner associations. Discuss how to determine the significance and integrity of resources when evaluating eligibility for federal and state programs, such as the National Register and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards.
James C. Massey, Assoc. AIA, architectural historian and planner, historic preservation consultant with a particular interest in the mid-20th century, and former HABS chief and contributing editor to Old-House Journal
"It enriches my knowledge in historic preservation . It opened the door to all the issues confronting the recent past."
"[It brought up] current professional opinions regarding the topic and upcoming challenges."
"Thought provoking . good information on materials and style markers."
"I am much better able to place modern buildings with the decade in which they were constructed."
"Helped structure my thinking. The manual is excellent, too."
"[It gave me] a better appreciation for post-WWII vernacular architecture: typologies, materials, architectural features."
Architectural historians; architects; planners; federal, state, and local agency cultural resource managers; preservation consultants.
Historic Windows: Managing for Preservation, Maintenance, and Energy Conservation
Identification and Evaluation of Arts and Crafts, Ready-cut, and Prefabricated Houses
The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards: Treatment Considerations
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