Guidelines for Documenting Historic Military Structures
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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The Army is subject to several major Federal mandates pertaining to the preservation of historically important structures. As the Army closes, renovates, or modifies its facilities, there is a continuing need to document-in text, photographs, and drawings-historic structures that will be significantly impacted by such activities. The Secretary of the Interior, through the Historic American Buildings Survey, or RABS, has specified standards for the content, quality, materials, and presentation of this documentation. This report provides a concise introduction to the documentation of historic structures for Army installation managers. Pertinent regulations are extracted and paraphrased for installation managers inexperienced in coordinating historic documentation. The four different levels of HABS documentation are explained. Examples of each are presented to give the manager a benchmark for evaluating documentation produced for his or her installation. The examples are extracted from HABS documentation of the historic Red Cross complex at Chanute Air Force Base, Rantoul, IL. Information is also provided on the basic requirements for documentation professionals and the range of per-building costs an installation manager should expect for producing each level of HABS documentation. historic buildings-- conservationrestoration, State Historic Preservation Officer, Historic American Buildings Survey HABS, TRI-Service, National Historic Preservation Act, National Register of Historical Places.
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