Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Historic Preservation in Lafayette, Louisiana
by Kennelly, Nicole Marie, M.A., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2014, 117; 1557559
Abstract (Summary)

Historic Preservation is a continuous movement. Preservationists are responsible for the expansion of the National Register of Historic Places, as well as the care of historic buildings already listed on the National Register. This thesis explores historic preservation in Lafayette, Louisiana. The thesis is a two-part process. First, the individually listed properties on the National Register were re-evaluated to ensure that their condition is current in the nomination. Secondly, historic preservation involves discovering potential new historic properties. This process involved surveying a historic neighborhood or property. For this thesis, the survey included the historic neighborhood known locally as Freetown. The process of re-evaluation led to the discovery that certain historic buildings were altered or moved, and others are endangered. The surveys revealed an intact historic neighborhood with a sense of community that could one day be a National Historic District.

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Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Carriker, Robert
Commitee: Parker, Chad, Troutman, John
School: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department: History
School Location: United States -- Louisiana
Source: MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: History, Modern history
Keywords: Historic preservation, Preservation
Publication Number: 1557559
ISBN: 9781303951107
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