|The Greening of Historic Places: Finding Common Ground Between Historic Tax Credits and LEED Certification
||The number of LEED certified historic buildings continues to increase as the use of the LEED rating system becomes more wide-spread. This increase has led to the need to understand the impact of the LEED rating system on historic buildings. This thes...
|The Transformation of the Battery Park Landscape in Asheville, North Carolina: 1900-1930
||This research deals with the urban development of Asheville, North Carolina in the first half of the twentieth century and, specifically, the transformation of an urban hillside known as Battery Park. It is a case study of how one person and his beli...
|Streetscape and Ethnicity: New York's Mulberry Street and the Redefinition of the Italian American Identity
||The current research looked at ways in which the built environment of an ethnic enclave contributes to the definition and redefinition of the ethnic identity of its inhabitants. Assuming a dynamic component of the built environment, the study advance...
|Replacement Windows in Historic Houses: A Study of the College Hill Historic District in Greensboro, North Carolina
||The purpose of this study is to contribute to the current body of information about the use of replacement windows in historic buildings by providing data on the frequency of window replacement and lifespan within a residential historic district. Col...
|Back to the city: the re-emergence of the urban grocery store in mid-sized cities
||This paper investigates how an urban grocery store can be tailored to fit into an urban context and adapt to the urban consumer. In approaching this research, the researcher observed two successful urban grocery stores in medium sized cities in North...
|"Good wares and modest manners:" the Salem store entrusted to merchant Traugott Bagge, 1775-1800
||The objective of this thesis was to analyze the extant 1775 Store in Salem, North Carolina by instigating a case study of the building, goods and products contained therein, and the people associated with the Store. Merchant Traugott Bagge was respon...
|Visualizing architectural character: the effects of rehabilitation on the voices of 20th century American theaters
||This study analyzed the significant interior alterations completed during the rehabilitation of five historic theaters throughout the United States in order to understand how those changes affect the architectural voices of a historic interior. A bui...
|Historic preservation =community revitalization: new beginnings for Carolina Piedmont textile towns.
||By studying the impact of vacant textile mill buildings on communities, the
researcher showed how historic preservation played a role in combating the effects of
vacancy. Using a framework of community indicators, quality of life and economic
|Historic tax incentives as disaster relief: a case study on post-Katrina New Orleans
||Federal historic preservation tax incentives for rehabilitation projects are one of the most successful preservation tools used to reinvest in and rebuild blighted neighborhoods. In this thesis, I studied how Federal historic tax credits were used to...
|Providing home through affordable infill in historic districts
||Across the country, vacant lots in historic districts receive infill housing, and affordable infill housing recently emerged as a viable way to provide more affordable living solutions and bring new life to historic neighborhoods. Taking advantage of...
|The value of a rehabilitated neighborhood school in Edenton, NC: a quantative and qualitative inquiry
||Current literature supports the concept that the multivalent nature of historic resources can be accessed and utilized for economic development and historic preservation initiatives. Thus suggesting that complete assessment of economic, social, cultu...
|1920's North Carolina high schools adapting to twenty-first century needs
||This thesis explored how historic school facilities can be altered to meet ever evolving educational needs without sacrificing their distinctive historic character. The schools analyzed in this study are North Carolina high schools built in the 1920s...
|North Carolina mill rehabilitation: an analysis of historic building character and design strategies
||The intent of this study was to analyze the interiors of four historic mills and determine how historic character and integrity was maintained during the rehabilitation process. Along with maintaining historic character, this study aimed to identify ...