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Midterm exam1 - Historical Preservation MID TERM EXAM 1 Historical preservation began to unveil itself to America in the early 19th century This

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10/16/20082009-10-05 Historical Preservation MID TERM EXAM 1. Historical preservation began to unveil itself to America in the early 19 th century. This movement of preservation, beginning around the 1820’s followed two specific paths; a public and a private sector. The government managed majority of the public preservation acts while the private was more or less controlled by the individual. Many alterations in the systems of conservation have been made throughout the evolution of historical preservation. Although our country is young and much has yet to be learned, preservation has rooted itself in our countries foundation and will only continue to blossom as a cultural norm in our society. The two corridors of preservation, public and private began very much divided at the start of this movement. The private side seemed to revolve primarily around historical figures while the public was more interested in maintaining the natural aesthetic of a site (Lecture). For the majority of the 19 th century, private preservationist seemed to be motivated by pure patriotism and legacy; Historic buildings were supposed to be looked at almost as like shrines. For example, one of the first signs of historical preservation came between 1827 and 1828 at the Touro Synagogue located in Newport, Rhode Island. Once an active synagogue, now Touro is one of the countries oldest and certainly one of its most significant historical sites. Some other classic examples of these shrine-like entities are Independence Hall in Philadelphia or the Mount Vernon House where George Washington supposedly once inhabited. One of the first successful efforts was seen at Independence Hall when developers wanted to tear it down and create apartment
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This essay was uploaded on 03/18/2009 for the course ENVD 3015 taught by Professor Robertogle during the Fall '08 term at Colorado.

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Midterm exam1 - Historical Preservation MID TERM EXAM 1 Historical preservation began to unveil itself to America in the early 19th century This

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