Abbreviated Historical Structure Report On The Lucas Mansion In Hiddenite, North Carolina

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Leah Simmerman (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Jason Miller

Abstract: The primary aim of this study is to advise the responsible renovation of the gallery spaces of Lucas Mansion in Hiddenite, NC by evaluating the buildings architectural and historical significance and durability considerations. This report includes an examination of the history of the building and its context, a survey of architectural elements, a whole building investigation of visible moisture degradation, and hygrothermal analysis of the exterior walls of the gallery spaces using WUFI®. Architectural recommendations made include retention of specific historic features, limited replacement in kind, reversal of inappropriate renovations, and the identification of expected concessions for programmatic needs. The applied treatment approach for this project is rehabilitation, as defined by the Secretary of the Interior. The moisture recommendations include the repair of identified leaks and improvements in water disposal from the roof and site. Recommendations for wall assemblies were made based on hygrothermal analysis and industry standards. All recommendations made are in agreement with The Secretary of the Interior’s Standard of Rehabilitation. The conclusion of this report contains specifications and recommendations that will assist the Hiddenite Art and Heritage Center in making informed decisions regarding the renovation of the gallery.

Additional Information

Simmerman, L. (2017). "Abbreviated Historical Structure Report On The Lucas Mansion In Hiddenite, North Carolina." Unpublished Master’s Thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2017
Historic Preservation, Moisture, Rehabilitation, Hygrothermal, Architecture

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