Are landscapes or landscape around historic properties considered historic?

by Andrew Shaffer  on June 27, 2018 | | No comments

Yes. The landscape within a historic property’s boundaries is considered its “setting” and is an important aspect of the property’s integrity. Landscapes are also important property types worthy of designation. They include designed landscapes, cultural landscapes, industrial landscapes, archaeological sites and traditional cultural properties.

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Andrew Shaffer is the California Preservation Foundation’s Engagement Director. His job includes sharing stories of CPF’s work and collaborating with members and partner organizations on preservation issues across California. Prior to joining CPF, he studied at the University of San Francisco and the University of Wisconsin, where he specialized in LGBTQ history, preservation, and activism. Andrew is a transplant to San Francisco and loves showing off his adopted hometown to people from all over the world.