Mississippi State University
Brzuszek, Robert F.
Schauwecker, Timothy J.
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Landscape Architecture
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department of Landscape Architecture
The cultural landscape report (CLR) is a document commissioned by historic sites for the purpose of confirming an historic landscape’s significance and integrity, assessing its defining characteristics, evaluating the condition of its features, and recommending present and future landscape treatments. In this study of six publicly owned historic home grounds in the Deep South, the contents and format of the respective CLR’s are reviewed and site directors interviewed to determine their use of the CLR for their sites. While CLR’s are valuable especially to support bids for funding and other appropriations, directors indicate needs not readily met by their respective CLR’s, such as cost and phasing of treatment plans; means of balancing visitor expectations, environmental sensitivity, and historical preservation; and treatment recommendations that realistically consider site resources.
McLaurin, Sylvia Rody, "Testament to Home: Using the Cultural Landscape Report for Conserving Historic House Grounds" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 4244.