What is a Context Statement?
A Context Statement is a study that explores a historical theme within a geographic place during a specific period of time. In focusing on property types instead of individual buildings, it ties the built environment to an area’s history. Examples of themes include: economic, political or social history; architectural styles and building types; or people and cultural groups. Geographical areas can be as small as a neighborhood or as large as the nation, while chronology can be any range of dates from pre-history to the present.