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A Toolkit for Challenging Rural and Agricultural Historic Sites

Expert architectural historians will talk about the lessons learned in evaluating and documenting rural or agricultural sites with unique or challenging histories. Practicing consultants, architectural historians, planners, and historic preservation advocates will be able to identify common themes and develop a toolkit for documenting, evaluating, and assessing historic sites associated with agricultural history or intangible cultural heritage located in rural areas with unique resource types.

You Will Be Able To...

  1. Identify the most effective documentation approaches for rural or agricultural historic sites
  2. Evaluate the criteria for significance for sites with very little or compromised built fabric
  3. Contextualize the agricultural history of California within the broader framework of the state’s history
  4. Determine what the most common character defining features are of such sites

About the Speaker

Erica Shultz is an architectural Historian and Preservation Planner in Architectural Resources Group’s San Francisco office. With over fifteen years as a preservation consultant, she has researched, documented, and evaluated a wide array of property types and contexts throughout California. Favorite recent projects include investigating the intersection of historic preservation and racial and social equity, preparing the National Register Determination of Eligibility for the Gran Oriente Filipino Hotel in San Francisco, and authoring the forthcoming National Register Nomination for the Port Chicago Naval Magazine in Concord.