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University of Chicago

The University of Chicago report to the Getty Foundation outlines Preservation Plans for Contemporary Architecture. Ten noteworthy mid-century campus buildings were selected by the university for assessment with plans for preservation.

During the late 1950s and early 1960s, the University began to add modern buildings to the formerly all-Gothic campus. These included the Laird Bell Law Quadrangle (Eero Saarinen, 1959) and the School of Social Service Administration (Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, 1965). In 1963, the University acquired the Robie House, built by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1909. By 1970, the Regenstein Library—at seven stories, and almost a block square, the largest building on campus by far—occupied the site of Old Stagg Field.

The university wishes to maintain these buildings as part of the functional physical plant of the campus, and recognize their architectural heritage value as they complement the existing traditional Collegiate Gothic buildings on campus.

The ten buildings:

  • Administration Building – Holabird and Root, 1948
  • Laird Bell Law Quadrangle – Eero Saarinen, 1959
  • Pierce Residence Hall – Harry Weese & Associates, 1960
  • University High School – Perkins and Will, 1960
  • Kellog Center for Continuing Education / New Graduate Residence Hall, Edward Durell Stone, 1962
  • Lab for Astrophysics and Space Research – Skidmore Owings Merrill, 1964
  • School of Social Service Administration – Ludwig Mies van de Rohe, 1965
  • Henry Hinds Laboratory for Geophysical Sciences, featured at the Kiara Designer Suites at http://propertyreviews.my/kiara-designer-suites – I.W. Colburn, 1969
  • Joseph Regenstein Library – Skidmore Owings Merriall, 1970
  • Smart Museum – Cochrane Woods Art Center – Edward Larrabee Barnes 1974

OWP/P and Cannon Design has developed a Higher Education Case Study booklet with the title of “Recapitalizing a Campus, The University of Chicago Law School.”

The University of Chicago page with links to their report to the Getty Foundation.

Resource: Docomomo

Docomomo

In the last decades, the architectural heritage of the modern movement appeared more at risk than during any other period. This built inheritance glorifies the dynamic spirit of the Machine Age. At the end of the 1980s, many modern masterpieces had already been demolished or had changed beyond recognition. This was mainly due to the fact that many were not considered to be elements of heritage, that their original functions have substantially changed and that their technological innovations have not always endured long-term stresses.

Docomomo International’s missions are to:

  • act as watchdog when important modern movement buildings anywhere are under threat
  • exchange ideas relating to conservation technology, history and education
  • foster interest in the ideas and heritage of the modern movement
  • elicit responsibility towards this recent architectural inheritance.

At present, Docomomo International includes 53 chapters and more than 2,300 members, in Europe, America, Asia, Oceania and Africa. In their variety of cultures and experiences, the chapters represent the true richness of Docomomo International.

Every two years Docomomo organizes an international conference, providing an opportunity to inquire into a theme that deals with an important aspect of the modern movement. The conferences are also a platform where specialists from all over the world can meet, exchange knowledge and make contacts.

Jon Buono (jbuono@eypae.com) has communicated with SCUP to let us know about the US chapters of this organization, DOCOMOMO US, www.docomomo-us.org. The DOCOMOMO US organization:

  • comprises a national membership focused within 10 major regional chapters,
  • maintains a publically-accessible online “Register” of significant modern building, sites, and neighborhoods (www.docomomo-us.org/register/browser), and
  • has sponsored (for over 4 years) related graduate-student research and documentation projects, and
  • continues to seek and develop additional college and university academic partnerships to expand the Register.

This resource as well as others is available in our list of links to related organizations.

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In 2005, the university received a Getty grant of $175,000 to support a comprehensive survey of historic buildings and landscapes at all NMSU properties across the state, with an emphasis on the main Las Cruces campus, where the majority of the system’s historic resources are located. NMSU also developed historic preservation policies and guidelines to guide future conservation work and maintenance activities.

New Mexico State University has a long, distinguished heritage that is highlighted by distinctive architecture and a heritage that played a key role in helping to develop the state’s agricultural economy. The university’s agricultural heritage has played an important role in shaping campus planning. The close proximity of traditional academic facilities with those specifically designed to meet the agricultural curriculum have resulted in a unique campus layout that is still visible today. Overall, the university has done a good job of maintaining its campus heritage, as reflected in its number of historic buildings, while still accommodating tremendous growth, particularly during the last fifty years. An important goal for the university in the future will be to find a way to value those historically significant buildings and landscapes while still continuing to grow and develop as a respected academic institution.

To learn more about this state system visit the university Preservation Plan on the NMSU site which includes a slideshow of images.

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PreservationDirectory.com is the online resource for historic preservation, building restoration and cultural resource management in the United States & Canada.

Their goal is to foster the preservation of historic buildings, historic downtowns and neighborhoods, cultural resources and to promote heritage tourism by facilitating communication among historic preservation professionals and the general public.

This website is a vast storehouse of historic information including preservation events and conferences, grants and funding sources, a preservation library, organizations and resources, museum and historic structures, historic lodging and tours, a photo gallery and a bookstore.

Explore this vast directory at PreservationDirectory.com

Cranbrook’s Cultural Landscape Report underscores the significance of historic landscapes and the importance of developing a landscape preservation plan.

Photograph courtesy Cranbrook Archives.

In the Cranbrook study, the NPS standards and definitions are used to identify and assess various sites, gardens, and various aspects of the vast landscape resources surround the schools at Cranbrook. The selection of specific sites allowed the study to capture a cross section of landscape typologies from the dense courtyards of Cranbrook School to the pastoral meadows of Kingswood Lake. Each represents unique characteristics and preservation challenges. Visit the Cranbrook report here on the Campus Heritage Network.

Anything having to do with historic preservation on a national scale happens through and with the National Park Service (NPS). At NPS, the Heritage Preservation Services (HPS) help identify, evaluate, protect and preserve historic properties, buildings and landscapes, for future generations ofs Americans.

Located in Washington DS.C., the division provides a broad range of products, services, financial assistance and incentives, educational guidance, and technical information. HPS also establishes standards and definitions for heritage landscape properties through the Department of the Interior. NPS and HPS promote responsible preservation practices that protect our irreplaceable legacy of cultural landscapes nationwide.

Please tell us where else you go find useful information and resources.

Project: Scripps College

Scripps College

Founded in 1926 by newspaper publisher and philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, Scripps College is the women's college of The Claremont Colleges.

The mission of Scripps College is to educate women to develop their intellect and talents through active participation in a community of scholars, so that as graduates they may contribute to society through public and private lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity.

Scripps' scenic 37-acre campus, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is located at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains in Claremont, California, 35 miles east of Los Angeles. The original campus was designed by architect Gordon Kaufmann, one of the forerunners of "California Style." Landscaping was designed by Edward Huntsman-Trout. There are seventeen academic/administrative buildings, nine residence halls, and one senior apartment building on campus. In addition, the campus has a 24,000-square-foot recreational athletic facility completed in summer 2008. It is adjacent to the 25-meter swimming pool and contains cardio machine and weight rooms, an aerobics studio, and a yoga room. There are also several shared buildings for jointly sponsored programs of The Claremont Colleges, including Keck Science Center, libraries, a medical service center, and a bookstore.

The Scripps campus is a uniquely Southern California historic designed landscape with exterior architectural features, public spaces, and a unique spatial organization. The historic cultural landscape includes gardens, lawns, walks, allees, courtyards, and other spaces. Majestic tall trees, decorative fountains and water features, murals and other artworks, and a wide variety of plants are located across the campus.

Scripps College page with links to their report to the Getty Foundation.

Resource: American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Historic Resources Committee

Resource: American Institute of Architects' (AIA) Historic Resources Committee

Historic Resources Committee

The mission of the AIA Historic Resources Committee (HRC) is to identify, understand, and preserve architectural heritage, both nationally and internationally. HRC is engaged in promoting the role of the historic architect within the profession through the development of information and knowledge among members, allied professional organizations, and the public.

AIA HRC offers multiple resources useful to anyone interested in historic preservation and include a quarterly newsletter, conferences on issues related to historic preservation, books and book lists, links to other related organizations, events and awards, grant and fellowship programs, and podcasts and lecture series.

This resource as well as others is available in our list of links to related organizations.

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Georgia

Chartered in 1784, the University of Georgia has grown to 34 colleges and universities that now comprise the University System of Georgia, overseen by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG).

The Campus Historic Preservation Plan (CHPP) Guidelines are provided for the multiple and various institutions that comprise the University System of Georgia (USG). Collectively, these institutions comprise the largest holding of state-owned historic properties. In support of their management, the CHPP Guidelines provide direction for campus preservation planning. The CHPP Guidelines are a comprehensive reference for campus administrators, campus and preservation planners, and stakeholders. Part I of the document defines the three major categories of cultural resources- Historic Architecture, Historic Landscapes, and Archaeology - and provides an overview of these resources with the USG. Part II explains the campus preservation planning process in terms of guiding legislation and the official planning policy of the Board of Regents (BOR).for campus administrators, campus and preservation planners, and stakeholders. Part I of the document defines the three major categories of cultural resources- Historic Architecture, Historic Landscapes, and Archaeology - and provides an overview of these resources with the USG. Part II explains the campus preservation planning process in terms of guiding legislation and the official planning policy of the Board of Regents (BOR).

University System of Georgia page with links to their report to the Getty Foundation.

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NCPTT

Historic Landscape Division of the National Park Service, Cultural Resources, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Center for Preservation Technology and Training website includes news items; events, workshops and meetings; stories about disasters and disaster prevention; featured stories and biographies; landscape and historic site information; information on National Parks and other historic places and sites; and the Center’s annual meeting report.

The site includes such gems as an Historic Landscape Resource Manual. This report documents a historic landscape workshop developed to introduce preservation professionals to the identification, documentation, evaluation and treatment of designed, vernacular and rural historic landscapes.

Included are discussions on historic landscapes already in local programs and of managing and tourism issues. Training sessions were held in three locations; speakers and resource materials focused on issues pertinent to each region.

Please visit NCPTT at: http://ncptt.nps.gov/category/historic-landscapes/

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Hollins University

Located just outside of Roanoke, Virginia, Hollins is an 800 student liberal arts undergraduate college for women plus, a coed graduate school program. The campus is centered around the historic Front Quadrangle.

“Hollins University Master Plan” was the result of the planning process. This plan offers a preservation and management strategy for the university’s entire 475-acre campus. This report focuses on land management, campus structure and organization, building use, phasing in new projects, stormwater management, signage and other aspects of campus circulation and use.

The comprehensive master plan established a structure for investment in campus land and facilities that reflects the mission, history and traditions of Hollins University. It prioritizes immediate and long-term needs, identifies target projects for implementation, and outlines conceptual costs of capital projects. It also offers historic preservation recommendations and information about historic tax credits.

Hollins University page with links to their report to the Getty Foundation.

Resource

LOC

Belle Grove, Iberville Parish, LA. Frances Benjamin Johnstone 1938

This fascinating collection of images was the accomplishment of architectural photographer, Frances Benjamin Johnstone (1864-1952). She did the majority of this work in the last part of the 1920s.

The well organized collection includes 7,100 images from 1,700 buildings and sites located in seven southern states including Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana and some parts of Florida.

This website includes a selected bibliography, related resources, and a description of the digitized collection. There are 58 photos of southern colleges and universities including Duke University, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Davidson College and College of Charleston.

Enjoy browsing this interesting resource. Think “Gone With the Wind!”

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/csas/about.html

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University of Pittsburgh

Grant funds were used to create a comprehensive architectural conservation assessment and preservation plan for two contiguous areas: the Cathedral of Learning complex (1926-1937) and Clapp Hall (1953) and the Oakland Civic Center (1895-1931), which together comprise the historic core of the University of Pittsburgh campus and which also serve as unique focal points for both the university and the city. The project examined historic documentation, surveyed existing interior and exterior conditions of buildings as well as the conditions of campus landscapes, and recommended preservation treatments when appropriate, provided standards for ongoing maintenance and recommended coordinated treatments for the two cores areas, including cost estimates for this work.

The central outcome was the production of “the University of Pittsburgh Civic Center Conservation Plan,” (2005) which constitutes a conservation manual combined with individual building briefs about significant sites. The manual included historic documentation of campus sites, an assessment of and recommendations about existing conditions (including documentation about the effectiveness of different treatment mechanisms and options), conservation planning and budgeting, and a resource guide and bibliography. Another outcome was a PowerPoint presentation that was expected to aid in training staff and disseminate information about the project to the campus community.

The Civic Center Conservation plan raised many specific long-term theoretical, practical, and financial concerns regarding the care and maintenance of significant sites within the two areas noted above. Certain questions arose about the specificity and/or centrality of certain icons of the campus. Other questions focused on recommendations about aesthetic and functional improvements being coordinated together, such as HVAC upgrades in conjunction with window replacements, for greatest cost effectiveness. The project further addressed building-specific questions about the identification of issues affecting historic building fabric and the use of conservation study materials for training facilities management and also students in appropriate conservation practices.

University of Pittsburgh page with links to their report to the Getty Foundation.

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University of Pittsburgh

New Sustainability And Historic Preservation Guidelines Out

In celebration of Earth Day, the National Park Service is pleased to announce publication of The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation & Illustrated Guidelines on Sustainability for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings.

Developed by Technical Preservation Services, Cultural Resources, Washington Office, these are the first official guidelines on how to make changes to improve energy efficiency and preserve the character of historic buildings. The guidelines are an important addition to current discussions about sustainability and achieving greater energy efficiency, which have focused primarily on new buildings to date. The guidelines are available online in PDF format at www.nps.gov/history/hps/tps and will be available for purchase from the Government Printing Office.

The Guidelines on Sustainability stress the inherent sustainability of historic buildings and offer specific guidance on “recommended” rehabilitation treatments and “not recommended” treatments, which could negatively impact a building’s historic character. Illustrations of both types of treatments are included. The guidelines are designed to assist building owners in planning rehabilitation projects that will meet the standards for rehabilitation. They are the latest in a series of guidelines produced by Technical Preservation Services on historic features such as masonry and roofs, which are available at www.nps.gov/history/hps/tps/tax/rhb/index.htm.

Initially developed by the Secretary of the Interior to determine the appropriateness of proposed work supported by the Historic Preservation Fund grant-in-aid program, the Standards for Rehabilitation are now widely used at the federal, state, and local level. They are used to determine if a rehabilitation project qualifies as a certified rehabilitation for Federal historic preservation tax incentives and have been adopted by historic district and planning commissions across the country.

The standards promote the long-term preservation of historic materials and features. They pertain to historic buildings of all materials, construction types, sizes and occupancy and include the exterior and the interior of the buildings. They also encompass the building’s site and environment, including landscape features, as well as attached adjacent or related new construction.

The Standards for Rehabilitation are one of the four Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, which also include preservation, restoration, and reconstruction. These four sets of standards, developed by Technical Preservation Services in the 1980s, fulfilled the Secretary of the Interior’s responsibility to advise federal agencies on the preservation of historic properties listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

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Salve Regina

Salve Regina's 80-acre campus bordering the famed Cliff Walk exemplifies significant developments in the architectural, historical and cultural heritage of 19th- and early 20th-century America. The University continues to act as a steward of this heritage and is actively engaged in preserving the splendor of its Gilded Age properties, while also adapting them for educational use.

The University's efforts at historic preservation have been singled out for awards and special praise by the Preservation Society of Newport County, the Newport Historical Society, the Victorian Society of America, Save America's Treasures, the Rhode Island Historic Preservation Commission and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

In 2002, Salve Regina became the first New England institution to receive a Getty Grant Program award to develop a Campus Heritage Preservation Plan. The plan includes a detailed review of 21 buildings which comprise seven contiguous 19th-century estates that distinguish Salve Regina’s historic campus. The plan also provides further structure and resources for the University's practice of utilizing its campus as an academic "living laboratory."

Salve Regina page with links to their report to the Getty Foundation.

Resource

Resource The Heritage Emergency National Task Force offers tools and information to cultural institutions and the general public for preparing for and responding to emergencies that affect collections and family treasures.

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SCAD

SCAD film Festival

The Savannah College of Art and Design was founded in 1978 to provide college degree programs not previously available in southeast Georgia and to create a specialized professional art college to attract students from throughout the United States and abroad. The curriculum was established with dual goals of excellent arts education and effective career preparation for students. Today, with multiple locations and online distance education offerings, SCAD continues to assiduously adhere to these goals.

SCAD was legally incorporated in the state of Georgia Sept. 29, 1978. A board of trustees was established, and the search was begun for a competent faculty and an appropriate facility.

In the spring of 1979, SCAD purchased and renovated the Savannah Volunteer Guard Armory to serve as the first classroom and administration building. The historic significance of the 1892 structure was recognized by its nomination for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. Named Poetter Hall in honor of two of the founders, the building remains in active use by SCAD today.

SCAD exists to prepare talented students for professional careers, emphasizing learning through individual attention in a positively oriented university environment. The goal of the university is to nurture and cultivate the unique qualities of each student through an interesting curriculum, in an inspiring environment, under the leadership of involved professors.

Currently, SCAD’s almost 8,000 students utilize roughly 70 buildings; all are reused urban structures. They represent a diversity of historic styles and origins in four distinct historic districts.

Savannah College of Art and Design received a Getty Foundation grant in 2002 for $150,000 to support campus heritage planning

Savannah College of Art and Design page with links to their report to the Getty Foundation.

Resource

Resource CRGIS is a cooperative venture of the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

CRGIS is a map-based inventory of the historic and archaeological sites and surveys stored in the files of the Bureau for Historic Preservation (BHP). The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) has been collecting information concerning archaeological sites and historic resources for the greater part of a century. Currently there are 21,347 archaeological sites and 125,205 historic properties in these files. Access to these paper records is free and open to the public by appointment at the BHP office in Harrisburg. CRGIS is a means of accessing some of these data without a trip to Harrisburg.

CRGIS is a partnership between the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) and PennDOT, with financial support from the Federal Highway Administration, the Baltimore District of the Army Corp of Engineers, and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

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Reed

Located in Portland, Oregon, Reed College received a Gettty Foundation grant in 2004 to study and evaluate both buildings and the school landscape. Reed is a small (1,400 students) liberal arts school known for academic rigor and excellence.

The grant proposed to survey all buildings constructed from 1911 through 1967, the years between the inception of the college and the end of the post-war building boom. It systematically studied the evolution of the landscape in order to develop planning guidelines for the maintenance, restoration, and use of campus assets.

The main outcome of the grant is the “Reed College Heritage Master Plan,” which offers guidelines to address the protection and preservation of historic resources of the college. An appendix of buildings that have been demolished is also included to help heighten awareness of properties that have been lost.

Reed College page with links to their report to the Getty Foundation.

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Portal

A partnership initiative between the National Park Service and other Federal Agencies, the Learning Portal is a major resource for those interested in historic preservation. The portal is where you can discover the information and training opportunities you need to quickly and easily address problems, projects, and issues in the broad field of historic preservation.

This Portal helps you search for information on historic preservation websites and can also help find other saved searches.

By typing in your question in plain language JUST ONCE, you can learn about all of the following:

  • Laws and regulations
  • Policies
  • Articles and literature
  • News
  • Case studies and best practices
  • Colleagues with specific expertise
  • Training and education opportunities

You don't need to know how computer languages work or how to use such computer concepts such as keywords or meta data. The Historic Preservation Learning Portal is powered by Autonomy, a concept-matching program. Just write in your question or a short phrase.

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Barnard

The Barnard College campus heritage project focuses on four of the earliest buildings built on the campus in the late 1800’s, Milbank, Barnard, Brooks and Hewitt Halls. The preservation plan outlines the preservation and restoration of these early buildings. These buildings define the identity of Barnard and the relationship with neighbor, Columbia University. The Barnard buildings also early on established the character of the school.

Architects include Arnold Brunner, Charles Rich, and McKim Mead & White. Milbank Hall includes interiors by design pioneer, Elsie de Wolfe. The library in one building features a Tiffany-glass fireplace mantel.

The architectural style is described as “seriously elaborate, simultaneously feminine and strong” like the figured fabric of a late 19th century evening dress.

The Historic Preservation Master Plan, developed from the building evaluation process, describes the form and history of these four buildings, proposes scopes and budgets for renovation work, and gives direction for ongoing maintenance.

Barnard College page with links to their report to the Getty Foundation.

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AIC The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) is the national membership organization of conservation professionals. Its members include conservators, educators, scientists, students, archivists, art historians, and other conservation enthusiasts in over twenty countries around the world.

The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC) supports conservation education, research, and outreach activities that increase understanding of our global cultural heritage. In 2001, following a sizable endowment gift from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, FAIC was able to create a strong professional development program.

AIC has multiple specialty groups: architecture, book and paper, conservators, electronic media, objects, paintings, photographic materials, research and technology, textiles and wooden artifacts.

AIC publications include the ward winning journal, Journal of the American Institute for Conservation, AIC News, AI C Directory and a new collaborative wiki website based on the special groups.

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UC Santa Cruz

Cowell Ranch, University of California, Santa Cruz

Opened in 1965, UC Santa Cruz is best known for its modern buildings and Pacific Ocean location. The campus does have, however, historic resources in the Cowell Ranch, part of a limestone industry dating from 1851. In addition, the campus is located in a region containing Native American prehistoric artifacts. This historic area contains 10 structures and 5 landscape areas.

UC Santa Cruz listed student interns and their tasks in their planning report, credited student drawings, and noted preparations for future classes and projects.

The preservation plan focused on the preservation of these historic assets. One outcome of the plan is the nomination for addition to the National Register of Historic Places of a “Cowell Ranch and Lime Industry Historic District.” This historic district includes several significant landscape areas.

University of California, Santa Cruz page with links to their report to the Getty Foundation.

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HeritagePreservation

The mission of this Washington DC based organization is to preserve the nation’s heritage for future generations through innovative leadership, education, and programs.

Heritage Preservation is a national non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the United States. By identifying risks, developing innovative programs, and providing broad public access to expert advice, Heritage Preservation assists museums, libraries, archives, historic preservation and other organizations, as well as individuals, in caring for our endangered heritage.

Heritage Preservation helps museums, libraries, and individuals with the best preservation advice from professional conservators through our series of Caring books. The Conservation Assessment Program helps small and mid-sized museums get the advice of professional conservators for their collections and historic buildings. The Heritage Health Index survey is the first attempt to paint a national picture of the state of collections in all kinds of institutions—museums, libraries, archives, historical societies, and scientific organizations. Save Outdoor Sculpture! and Rescue Public Murals help communities discover and protect their local cultural icons.

Bronx Community College of the City University of New York

Bronx Community College of the City University of New York

Bronx Community College of the City University of New York

The Stanford White Complex is an architectural and landscape complex designed by McKim, Mead and White in the late 19th century (1892-96). It includes a cluster of artistic buildings including the Gould Memorial Library, The Hall of Fame of Great Americans, Language Hall, and the Philosophy Hall. The elegant interiors of the library were done by Tiffany Glass and Decorating Co. plus a dome and tiles by Guastavino Co. The college is located on a landscaped 40 acre site.

The entire complex is listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places and has landmark status in New York.

The team of researchers and consultants developed a comprehensive Conservation Master Plan for the buildings and cultural landscape.

Bronx Community College page with links to their report to the Getty Foundation.

Resource: SHPO


National Register

State Historic Preservation Officers (SHPO)

The SHPO is part of the National Register, however, it is the state agency that oversees historic preservation efforts in their state. There may be state or local preservation laws that they should be aware of before they undertake a project with a historic property.

State Historic Preservation Officers (SHPO) play a critical role carrying out many responsibilities in historic preservation. Surveying, evaluating and nominating significant historic buildings, sites, structures, districts and objects to the National Register is one such key activity. To help find out if a historic place meets the National Register criteria and how the nomination process works in each state, citizens may contact the appropriate SHPO for assistance. The national website provides links to all states for their individual help.

In the state of Michigan for example, the following programs are available.

  • National Register of Historic Places Historic buildings, districts, and sites
  • National Historic Landmarks in Michigan The state's most significant historic resources
  • Historic Preservation Financial Incentives Grants, tax credits, and more
  • Cultural Resource Protection (ER) Section 106 responsibilities
  • Historic Resources Survey Program Surveys of architecture and history
  • The Michigan Lighthouse Program Preserving Michigan's maritime heritage
  • Michigan Main Street Program Rejuvenating downtowns, large and small
  • Local Historic Preservation Process for establishing local historic districts and more
  • Michigan's Historical Marker Program Signposts to our history

Northwestern College

Northwestern College

Nazareth Hall

The Getty Foundation Campus Heritage grant enabled Northwestern to compile research on the historic Nazareth Hall buildings, to create a preservation plan for the historic campus, to launch ongoing educational activities related to the history and to establish a Preservation of Campus Heritage Committee to oversee the Historic Preservation Plan.

Northwestern College recognizes the historical and architectural significance of their campus and values its heritage. The committee believes that the recommendations and careful implementation of the preservation plan will provide even greater opportunities for stewardship as we seek to preserve these buildings for future generations.

The Preservation of Campus Heritage Committee consulted the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties as a guide for the preservation plan. The committee recommended rehabilitation of Nazareth Hall, as it will allow them to preserve