HISTORIC SITES STUDY

MASSACHUSETTS HAS FOR MANY YEARS LED THE NATION IN CONCERN FOR RECOGNITION OF HISTORIC SITES AND AREAS. A FIRST-OF-ITS KIND PROJECT HAS BEEN INITIATED IN THE MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS TO UTILIZE AN INVENTORY OF HISTORIC SITES AS A VARIABLE TO BE CONSIDERED WHEN MAKING DECISIONS FOR TRANSPORTATION FACILITY LOCATION. THIS PAPER DISCUSSES (A) A METHOD FOR CONDUCTING AND COMPILING A COMPREHENSIVE HISTORIC SITES INVENTORY, (B) A MEANS FOR ENCOURAGING LOCAL COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION IN COMPLETING THE INVENTORY, (C) A TECHNIQUE FOR OBTAINING PROFESSIONAL AND QUALIFIED HISTORICAL EVALUATION OF INVENTORIED SITES (D) A SYSTEM FOR GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION OF SITES BY X AND Y COORDINATES, AND (E) A SYSTEM FOR RECORDING HISTORIC DATA FOR COMPUTER STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL. THIS SURVEY IS NOT MEANT TO BE A DEMI-PRESERVATION PROGRAM, IT IS RATHER AN EARLY WARNING SYSTEM WHICH WILL SUPPLY, IN ADVANCE OF FINAL TRANSPORTATION FACILITY DESIGNS, INFORMATION ON POTENTIALLY VALUABLE HISTORIC SITES AND AREAS. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 16-35
  • Monograph Title: Roadside development
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00204746
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1994 12:00AM