Historic Context Master Reference and Summary

Herman, Bernard L.
Siders, Rebecca J.
Ames, David L.
Callahan, Mary Helen
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Center for Historic Architecture and Engineering
Property types provide the mechanism for relating specific historic resources to historic contexts. The Historic Context Master Reference and Summary provides defined historic contexts and offers examples of property types where known. It is important to note that the defined historic contexts found in the volume are not fully developed historic contexts. A defined historic context identifies the historic theme , geographic zone, and chronological period; it may identify expected property types ; and it may include an estimate of the research material available. To be considered fully developed, a historic context must contain the following items: * historic theme * geographic zone * chronological period * information needs * reference bibliography * method for involving the general and professional public mechanism for updating the context * known and expected property types * criteria for evaluating existing or expected resources * distribution and potential distribution of property types * goals and priorities for the context and its property types