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The mission of the Historic Resources Committee (HRC) is to identify, understand, and preserve architectural heritage, both nationally and internationally. HRC is engaged in promoting the role of the historic architect within the profession through the development of information and knowledge among members, allied professional organizations, and the public.

May is National Historic Preservation Month! Learn about the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) Video Presentation

  • 1.  May is National Historic Preservation Month! Learn about the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) Video Presentation

    Posted 05-13-2021 09:41 AM
    Screen capture image of the opening slide of a video presentation on HABS/HAER/HALS showing a historic row house, an architect taking a molding profile of a window, a laser scanner, and an architectural detail with a window showing Catherine Lavoie, HABS Chief who is giving the presentation


    May is National Historic Preservation Month!

    During this special month, you are invited to learn about the history, mission and work of the Heritage Documentation Programs (HDP) in this video presentation by Catherine C. Lavoie, HABS Chief. 

    HDP administers the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), the Federal Government's oldest preservation program, and its companion programs: the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) and Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS). Documentation produced through the programs constitutes the nation's largest archive of historical architectural, engineering, and landscape documentation. The HABS/HAER/HALS Collection is housed at the Library of Congress at http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/hh/ .
    Running Length: 25 min. Recorded: March 8, 2021 Closed Captioned Symbol


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    Robert Arzola
    HABS Architect and Holland Prize Coordinator Heritage Documentation Programs
    HABS, National Park Service
    Washington DC
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