Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Brzuszek, Robert F.

Committee Member

Schauwecker, Timothy J.

Committee Member

Seymour, Michael

Date of Degree

1-1-2018

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Landscape Architecture

Degree Name

Master of Landscape Architecture

College

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Department

Department of Landscape Architecture

Abstract

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.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/18561

Comments

historic district landscape||plantation home grounds||cultural landscape report||historic home landscape||landscape preservation history

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