Historic buildings are irreplaceable resource. Every building needs maintenance, repair and updating to meet changing needs and to address deteriorating fabric. Historic Preservation Plans and Historic Structure Reports (HSRs) enable building owners to incorporate retention of historically significant fabric as a critical element in their plans. WJHR is able to provide the historic overview, architectural significance, and architectural descriptions sections of the documentation. Through our network of professional partners we can assemble a well-qualified team to complete all sections of preservation plans and HSRs. Here are several planning documents I have worked on in recent years:
Preservation Plan. First Baptist Church of Haddonfield (teamed with Westfield Architects and Preservation Consultants). A Gothic Revival church in suburban Philadelphia that has undergone numerous additions and interior space realignments in subsequent years.To review the historic overview section of the plan, please press this link.
Historic Structure Report. Mess Hall (Building 58). Fort Hancock, Sandy Hook, New Jersey. Modified HSR for the National Park Service’s offices in Sandy Hook. One of a series of identical buildings constructed in the early twentieth century to serve a mess halls for the nearby barracks.
Tuttle Federal Court of Appeals Courthouse. Atlanta, Georgia. Constructed in the early twentieth century using Beaux-Arts elements as Atlanta’s central post office, it was later converted to a courthouse.
Preservation Plan. Clarke House. Princeton Battlefield, Mercer County, New Jersey. This house, which played a key role in the Battle of Princeton, currently serves as exhibit space, office, and archives for the state park.