Architectural surveys document historic buildings, structures, cemeteries, and other elements of the built environment and may include the historic resources in a small area, such as a single community, or a large area, such as an entire county. The inventories developed during architectural surveys record the location, current condition, and construction materials of historic resources within the project boundaries. They are commonly used for preservation planning activities, including rehabilitation projects, community master planning, real estate development, road construction, historic preservation commission decisions, or other projects funded or overseen by government authorities.
Oxford Architectural Survey Update
Oxford, Granville County, North Carolina
The Oxford Architectural Survey Update includes both a resurvey of 280 buildings included in the existing National Register Historic District, listed in 1988, as well as a new survey of an additional 180 buildings located outside the historic district. The survey documents a wide variety of commercial, residential, and institutional buildings and neighborhoods, as well as architectural styles from the mid-nineteenth century through the 1970s. The goal of the project is to provide a comprehensive inventory of Oxford's historic resources for preservation planning, including future updates to the existing National Register Historic District and the designation of new historic districts. (project with hmwPreservation)
Greensboro Central Business District Architectural Survey Update
Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina
The Downtown Greensboro Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 and includes approximately 100 commercial buildings in the city's historic core. This project updates documentation of these buildings, noting any exterior alteration or building demolitions, and adds documentation of an additional 100 commercial buildings adjacent to the historic district. This expanded area includes many architecturally significant mid-century buildings, which have recently obtained the fifty-year age requirement for National Register consideration. (project with hmwPreservation)
Turnipseed Nature Preserve Historic Resource Assessment
Wendell, Wake County, North Carolina
A Wake County Parks, Recreation, and Open Space received a federal grant to build boardwalks, hiking trails, and a parking lot for the Phase II portion of the Turnipseed Nature Preserve. Since the project was funded with federal money, Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 was triggered, requiring an assessment of the impact of the project on historic resources within and adjacent to the park's boundaries.
Wake County Architectural Survey Update
Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, & Falls Lake, Wake County, North Carolina
A comprehensive survey of Wake County was first completed 1988-1991, resulting in the publication of The Historic Architecture of Wake County. Now, nearly thirty years later, significant changes in the county warrant and update to this inventory. The project measures the impact of the construction of Falls Lake, Shearon Harris Lake, and I-540, as well as documenting resources from 1940-1970 for the first time. (project with hmwPreservation)