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This is the second Boston Intensive of the Master of Design Studies in Historic Preservation. The course is required for students enrolled in the MDS and open only to those students. It includes an immersive week-long research and documentation workshop accompanied by related online study. Accurate, precise, and archival recording of our built environment is the most effective means to document its present condition, understand its past, and plan for its future. Research often leads to a better understanding of the history and significance of a property and in turn, leads to a greater appreciation of the building's value. Documentation is often the first step toward preserving historic resources, and is a useful planning tool by which future treatment decisions can be made. Historic Research and Documentation will introduce students to the fundamentals of research, survey, and documentation as the basis for determining the significance of historic architectural resources. Students will become acquainted with archival research, historic map analysis, photographic recordation, and measured drawings. The course will also include the basics of preparing cogent building descriptions and historic contexts for county and state inventory forms and National Register of Historic Places nominations.
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