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Historic Vonson Warehouses, Petaluma, CA
Courtesy of Sonoma County Library
Historic Context Statements, Archival Research
Historic Context Statements are an integral part of any historical
investigation and provide the background necessary to assess the
significance or non-significance of a historic resource. Context
statements may identify themes, define the geographic areas, and/or
establish the chronological parameters relevant to the resource.
This information is then used to assess the value of the resource.
Painter Preservation & Planning has completed numerous
context statements from Historic Resource Surveys to content development
for exhibit design.
M. Vonsen Company & the First Street Warehouses, Petaluma,
M. Vonsen was a participant in Petalumas rise to fame as the
chicken capital of the U.S. This research was undertaken
as part of HABS documentation for three warehouses/mills that were
demolished to make way for new development. Included in the report
was photographic and narrative documentation of the buildings to
United States Parcel Post Terminal Annex Historic Resources
Survey, Los Angeles, CA
This 1938 Classical Revival building was a Works Progress Administration
structure designed by GSA architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood, best
known for his design of the 1927 Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite. The
mural artist, a Russian immigrant, was Boris Deutsch. The structure
was rehabilitated in 2000 by The Ratkovich Villanueva Partnership.
Corinthian Apartments/San Francisco Civic Center, San Francisco,
The 1915 Corinthian Apartments is across the street from San Franciscos
famed Beaux-Arts City Hall. While the structure incorporates some
of the over-scaled classical elements of neighboring civic buildings
and is a contributor to the local Civic Center Historic District,
it is not part of the Civic Center National Register District. This
Statement documented and substantiated that decision.
Historical Growth of Downtown Juneau, Juneau, AK
The way in which downtown Juneau developed was a product of scarcity,
its remote location, and the emphasis placed on staking mining claims
rather than house lots. This research chronicled Juneau from the
1880 gold rush to 1930s, its period of significance, and informed
development of the Downtown Historic District Design Standards.
Times Square Redevelopment Project, New York, NY*
Research on the history and development of New Yorks Times
Square was undertaken for integration into a proposal for open space
and events programming in conjunction with the Times Square Redevelopment
Allegheny River Attraction Research and Analysis Report, Bradford,
Research and development for this project involved documentation
of the cultural, economic and geologic history of this area, the
earliest site of oil extraction in the United States.
Mendocino State Hospital, Ukiah, CA*
The buildings and grounds of the 1890 Mendocino State Hospital campus
represent progressive thinking in the design of asylums and innovations
in psychiatric treatment in the early twentieth century. This work
was undertaken in conjunction with master planning for the site.
* Developed while employed by others
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