What is a Historic Survey?
Historic Surveys inventory a community’s cultural resources (eg. buildings, structures, sites, districts and objects). They are both a process and a product to identify and document historic resources and to evaluate their significance. They are conducted within a geographic boundary, usually including properties that are at least 45 years of age and that have integrity. Properties are documented through mapping, photography, physical descriptions and condition assessments. They are evaluated using established local, state and/or federal designation criteria associated with historic contexts important in the community’s history.