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Architectural Reconnaissance and Survey of Historic Resources Along the Tug Fork River Martin County, Kentucky. Phase 1.

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The project is the Phase I, Architectural Reconnaissance and Survey of historic resources located along the Tug Fork River in Martin County, Kentucky, for the Huntington District U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington, West Virginia. The Corps proposes a plan for flood control in the areas affected by the April 1977 flood on the Tug Fork of the Big Sandy River. The recommended plan consists of a voluntary program of floodproofing eligible structures where possible and acquiring structures where it is not. This project area consists of about 30 miles of the main stem of the Tug Fork, 6.6 miles of Wolf Creek, 1.5 miles of Buck Creek and 1.3 miles of Turkey Creek. see Figure 1, Project Area Map. The downstream limit of the study area begins at the Martin and Lawrence County border and extends upstream to the Martin and Pike County border. The C.O.E. estimated the project area to contain approximately 640 structures. Actual building counts totaled 904 structures. In the Project Scope, it was estimated that less than 5 were over 50 years old and predicted that between 20 and 30 would require National Register evaluation. Field reconnaissance revealed that of the approximately 900 structures, 208 are mobile homes and 426 are post World War II residences or commercial structures, or are residences over 50 years old that have been so altered that their original configuration is no longer recognizable. The remaining 185 structures, approximately 20 of the total number of buildings within the project area, have an approximate age of at least 50 years an include residential, commercial, public, and other building types. Of these resources, 54 were surveyed on Kentucky State Inventory Forms. The remainder have lost the majority of their physical integrity and were not inventoried.

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  • Sociology and Law
  • Humanities and History
  • Civil Engineering
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

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