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Archives: Historic Structures, Districts, and Landscapes Guidance

Historic Structures, Districts, & Landscapes: Guidance (Archives)

This guide discusses how to integrate the requirements of the National Historic Preservation Act with the requirements of Executive Order 13514: Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance. Advisory Council for Historic Preservation.

This attachment is to a May 30, 2008, letter from Alex A. Beehler, Assistant Deputy Undersecretary of Defense, to John L. Nau, III, Chairman of the ACHP, regarding standard treatments and contains technical specifications for the repair, replacement, and cleaning of masonry materials including mortar, stucco, adobe, brick, and terra cotta.

This slideshow summarizes the content, organization, and progress of DoD’s 2006 Historic Real Property Inventory data, including the number and status of structures that are over 50 years old. Joanna Hall.

This fact sheet summarizes a project that created standard treatments for categories of undertakings of repair and maintenance of building materials and systems common to historic military buildings (e.g., exterior masonry, roofing materials, and exterior wood elements). Brian J. Lusher.

This report presents technical information to incorporate sustainable design principles into historic buildings owned by the Department of Defense (DoD). The study follows the U.S. Green Building Councilโ€™s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB), Version 2.0, June 2005, and provides specific discussion and strategies relevant both to historic preservation and sustainable design and development. Julie L. Webster, Kathleen S. McQuiggan, Charissa Wang Durst, and James G. MacMillan.

The objectives of this study were to: identify common circumstances in which Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) 4-010-01 undertakings for minimum antiterrorism (AT) standards for DoD building will conflict with the requirements of the NHPA, and; develop specific guidelines that will help installation command, AT, cultural resources, and facilities personnel to rapidly resolve those conflicts in a way that satisfies both sets of requirements. Julie L. Webster, Patrick E. Reicher, and Gordon L. Cohen.

This PowerPoint presentation is an overview of DoD’s historic holdings, responsibilities towards those assets, and plans/strategies for their management. Brian Lione.

This document includes an overview of the DoD’s properties that are over 50 years old and discusses the DoD and the “50 Year Rule”, the importance of “uninteresting” or “standardized plan” buildings, the needs and priorities of the DoD in regard to historic properties (e.g., inventory, information sharing, technology), and Military Construction Appropriation programs. Adam Smith and Julia Cantrell.

Historic Structures, Districts, and Landscapes: Historic Contexts (Archives)

This catalog provides a bibliography and brief description of Legacy projects on the DoDโ€™s historic built environment from 1993-2011.

This report is a national historic context for Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects related to military installations. Susan Goodfellow, Marjorie Nowick, Chad Blackwell, Dan Hart, and Kathryn Plimpton.

The report describes the evolution, development, and use of military hush houses and test cells from WWII through the Cold War, documenting different kinds of noise-attenuating technology from propeller engine testing rigs to jet engine development and maintenance. It provides a context, methodology, and examples for a building type, applicable throughout the U.S. Jayne Aaron.

This report provides a DoD-wide context and history of installation hospitals, covering the development of military hospitals from the Revolutionary War to present. Sunny Stone and Adam Smith.

This public brochure discusses the training that occurred on Fort Bliss under the Safeguard Missile Program, which was at the forefront of the U.S. nuclear strategy. Russell Sackett.

This public brochure is a historic context including Coe family history, military expansion/acquisition, and the development of Fort Bliss. Fort Bliss Publication.

This report examines the history and development of the U.S. Army Reserve by telling the story of the Army Reserve through the buildings and facilities associated with training activities at Army Reserve Centers throughout the nation. David W. Moore, Jr., Justin B. Eddington, and Deborah K. Cannan.

This one-page fact sheet summarizes the report of a project that examined the role of the National Guard in the civil rights movement and provided a process by which to survey, interpret, and evaluate related National Guard properties for historic significance within that context. Stacey L. Giffen and Heather R. Puckett.

This one-page summary describes a project that developed a historic context and database intended to provide tools for understanding and appreciating the complexities of Texas’s military past and to assist with managing military cultural resources. Duane E. Peter.

This report is a complete evaluation of the historic facilities at Kirtland Air Force Base (AFB). The context covers the history of Kirtland AFB from the early 1880s through the end of the Cold War and discusses the methodology used to determine the significant historic resources at Kirtland AFB. Karn Van Citters and Kristen Bisson.

This report provides a streamlined, comprehensive approach to the inventory and evaluation of WWII POW camps and features on DoD installations. John Listman, Christopher Baker, and Susan Goodfellow.

This guidebook describes historic sites important to American military heritage.  Its accompanying military heritage maps highlight historic sites associated with the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Air Force. 

This document contains an overview of military housing including references to national trends in military housing; a statement of significance; history; landscape features description; and types, floor plans, materials, details, and character-defining features. Mason Architects, Inc.

This report contains recommendations and cost estimates for the improvement of installation entrances, specific to locations, and provides general information for use by other bases considering such upgrades. Hardlines Design Company.

This report contains inventories and histories of historic structures on military installations in California. Foster Wheeler Environmental Corp.

Historic armories, located in central cities, retain the ability to meet the needs of their communities; the adaptability of drill spaces and offices lends itself to conversion to school buildings, apartments, libraries, museums, and community centers. This report highlights successful projects from around the country. National Trust for Historic Preservation.

This is the National Register of Historic Places nomination form for the Fort Bliss Main Post Historic District, Ft. Bliss, TX. Sheila A. Ellsworth, Susan I. Enscore, Patrick M. Nowlan, and Amy J. Woods.

This historic context of West Point emphasizes changes in its landscape and identifies the different stages of landscape change as defined by military mission and historical process, enabling the establishment of accurate historic district boundaries. The document provides guidance on the development of a historic landscape management plan. Diane Timlin and Suzanne Keith Loechl.

This historic context focuses on the iterative transformations of the landscapes of Vernon Parish and Fort Polk, which influenced the region’s settlement, culture, wealth, poverty, and industry. Steven D. Smith.

This report describes the African American experience in military service from colonial times to the Korean War, focusing on segregated units and sites on DoD lands. This is a nationwide report covering an extensive timeframe, centering on the time period from 1783, following the American Revolution, to 1954, when troops were integrated. Steven D. Smith and James A. Zeidler.

This context is the first effort at evaluating a WWII period building at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, for nomination to the National Register. The building was used as the Black Officers’ Club in the time before integration of the forces. The document includes an appendix discussion of German POW stonework at Fort Leonard Wood. Steven D. Smith.

This document provides a historic context statement for use in inventorying and evaluating as cultural resources thousands of standardized buildings constructed from nearly identical plans at installations throughout the continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, and Panama. It discusses shared characteristics, history of the Quatermaster Corps, and building types. Paul Chattey, Horace Foxall, Flossie McQueen, Cynthia Nielson, Mary Shipe, Terri Taylor, Jamie Tippett.

This report provides a history on the use of Native American languages in U.S. military services. The New Mexico Department of Military Affairs.

Forts Amador and Grant were constructed to guard the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal, which reverted to the Republic of Panama at the end of 1999, concluding a unique period in both countries’ histories. The forts remain as a physical legacy of the U.S. contribution to the cultural heritage of Panama. Suzanne P. Johnson.

This document is a study of an African American community established in the Virginia Tidewater after the Civil War on land that is now the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station, 1865-1919. This study of the “Emancipation” period discusses how African Americans adjusted to and lived with their new freedom (economic and social development, family life, education, religion, and interracial relations). Bradley M. McDonald, Kenneth E. Stuck, and Kathleen J. Bragdon.

This document is a history of Camp Forrest in Tennessee. Michael R. Bradley.

Historic Structures, Districts, and Landscapes: Cold War Historic Properties (Archives)

This historic context discusses the development of weapons technology and construction of ammunition and explosive storage facilities during the Cold War, including modifications to existing ammunition storage facilities to accommodate changes in technology. Kathryn M. Kuranda, Kathryn Dixon, Dean A. Doerrfield, Rebecca Gatewood, Kirsten Peeler, Christine Heidenrich, and Katherine E. Grandine.

The goals of this study were threefold: to identify DoD Cold War facilities and associated documentation at a select number of installations; to create a systematic approach for identifying, compiling, and analyzing available data; and to prepare time and cost metrics on the process. Carrie J. Gregory and Martyn D. Tagg.

This one page summary describes a project that was originally conceived as a multi-year project to create a Cold War Aerospace Technology Archive. The goal of the first year planning phase was to construct a means to collect and preserve the professional contributions of individuals who created and developed Cold War aerospace technology, with an initial focus on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Gino Pasi.

This report develops a statewide and regional historic context for existing Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps installations in Georgia. This includes all Reserve Centers and National Guard units where applicable. The focus is mission and infrastructure oriented, with emphasis on the period from World War II (WWII) to the end of the Cold War. Kelly Nolte, Mark A. Steinback, and Amber Coursette.

This study examines the history and evolution of the built environment of Cold War era servicewomen to provide a historic context for use in identifying and evaluating aspects of historic buildings, landscapes, and properties associated with Cold War Era servicewomen that may be eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Dawn A. Morrison and Susan I. Enscore.

This one page summary describes a workshop in February 2006 that gathered to develop strategies for more efficient and consistent management of Air Force Cold War resources. Workshop participants focused on four topics: (1) what Cold War resources exist; (2) how and where to store and share data on these resources; (3) how to consistently manage these resources; and (4) how to get executive-level support to apply the workshop recommendations across DoD.

This document is an agency-wide DoD framework for evaluating Cold War properties by reviewing methods used in 11 completed interservice Cold War building and structure evaluations.

This report on a demonstration project identifies and documents historic buildings on Hollman AFB-administered lands, with a focus on properties constructed during WWII and a number of unique facilities associated with early Cold War missile development. Martyn D. Tagg, Sonya Cooper, and Jean Fulton.

The report describes projects to survey, document, and preserve Cold War resources and provides a general typology of Cold War resources.