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1 Historic American Landscapes Survey Documenting cultural and historic landscapes in Florida using the HALS-I form Florida Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects

2 Created and Produced by David Driapsa, ASLA Chair, FLASLA HALS Subcommittee Florida Chapter of The American Society of Landscape Architects Naples Hotel Kitchen Gardens Naples-on-the-Gulf, Florida

3 Contributions of many generous individuals and organizations made this event possible, especially: –Dana Worthington, ASLA, President, Florida Chapter –Bryan Traylor, ASLA, FLASLA Broward Section Chair –Kevin Cavaioli, FASLA, Hoover Pumping Systems –Mary Everett, ASLA, Keith & Schnars, PA –Mike Oliver, FASLA, Keith & Schnars, PA –ASLA Florida Chapter, Broward Section –Fort Lauderdale Museum of History –Fort Lauderdale Historical Society –Thank you Sugar Sand Beach Naples-on-the-Gulf, Florida

4 Copyright Materials This presentation is protected by US and International Copyright laws. Reproduction, distribution, display and use of the presentation without written permission of the speaker is prohibited. © 2008 David J. Driapsa Caloosahatchee River Thomas and Mina Edison Winter Estate Fort Myers, Florida

5 The three levels of HALS documentation Level One: HALS-I form –Base line information as permanent record –Provides statement of significance and possible recommendation for further documentation Level Two: Cultural Landscape Inventory –Provides statement of significance and basis of recommendations for extensive documentation Level Three: Cultural Landscape Survey –Most intensive level of documentation, providing historical documentation and basis for landscape treatments ranging from preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, reconstruction

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7 ASLA Florida Chapter HALS Subcommittee uses the HALS-I form to document historic landscapes in Florida

8 The HALS-I form Created by the NPS for HALS documentation. Efficient and effective for site reconnaissance. Familiar to most landscape architects as site analysis. Very easy to use with only a little training. HALS-I submittals become a part of the largest baseline survey ever made of historic American landscapes.

9 HALS FL-1 First Florida HALS project Barrancas National Cemetery –US Navel Air Station 80 Hovey Road Pensacola, Florida 32508 –Original cemetery expanded 1838 and established as naval cemetery –Transferred to War Dept. 1868 –Barrancas National Cemetery established 1914 © Daniel Wood http://usmemorialday.org/images/fallenheros.htm

10 The following tutorial demonstrates how the HALS-I form was used to document the historic Bonnet Estate in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Bonnet House is the legacy of American fine artist Fredrick Bartlett and his wife Evelyn. They translated the architecture and arts of Europe into a native Floridian estate designed to promote a gracious indoor-outdoor lifestyle. This Atlantic Ocean barrier island estate is the most prominent in Broward County, and one of the finest historic gardens in Florida.

11 Tutorial on HALS-I Form Documentation

12 HALS-I Form Page 1 / Question 1 Site Name Address City, Town or Vicinity County State National Park –State Park for this survey. –It may be other, or leave it blank if unknown.

13 Enter the name of the site

14 Enter the address of the site

15 HALS-I Form Page 1 / Question 2 Site Coordinates –Degrees Latitude –Degrees Longitude –Datum –Precision Finding site coordinates is not difficult.

16 Find site coordinates Type the Site Address in the Fly to bar Google it using Google Earth

17 Click the icon and fly to the site Place cursor on the site and read coordinates

18 Enter Coordinates Google it or Terraserve it Type the address in http://terraserver-usa.com/http://terraserver-usa.com/ Enter site coordinates, datum and precision on the form Hint: Google Earth uses geographic coordinates (latitude/longitude) on the World Geodetic System of 1984 (WGS84) datum. The Precision of Google Earth varies across the globe, but 15 meters per pixel is average for developed nations.

19 HALS-I Form Page 1 / Question 3 Enter statement of significance Google it

20 HALS-I Form Page 1 / Question 4 Enter physical description and historical summary Google it

21 HALS-I Form Page 2 / Question 1 Enter site condition –Excellent –Good –Fair –Deteriorated –Threatened –Altered

22 You can determine existing condition by comparing old and new photographs The Florida Memory Project is a good source of landscape photographs http://www.floridamemory.com/PhotographicCollection/

23 HALS-I Form Page 2 / Question 2 Is the site accessible to the public? –Yes –No –Unknown Note additional information that may be relevant to access.

24 HALS-I Form Page 2 / Question 3 Enter property Contact –Owner –Manager –Etc. Include contact information if different from site address.

25 HALS-I Form Page 2 / Question 4 Existing Site Surveys –HABS/HAER –HNL –National Register –State –County –Local –None –Other

26 Existing Site Surveys are Cultural Landscape Reports, Existing Condition Reports, Cultural Landscape Inventories, etc.

27 HALS-I Form Page 2 / Question 5 List biographical and other sources that document the site

28 HALS-I Form Page 2 / Question 6 Inventoried by: Date: Email address: Other contact information List your name, and names of project collaborators.

29 HALS-I Form Page 3 / Question 1 Images –Two photographic images of the site Use your own images or grab them from Google.

30 HALS-I Form Page 3 / Question 2 Enter image captions and citations –Photo descriptions –Photographer –Date –Etc.

31 HALS-I Form Page 3 / Question 3 Submit Your Form –When you are mailing or emailing this form, please direct to:

32 On behalf of the FLASLA, I invite you to participate in the Historic American Landscapes Survey and contribute documentation to the Florida list of historic landscapes

33 Websites for more information HALS-I Forms Historic Florida Photographs –Website: http://www.floridamemory.com/PhotographicCollection/ The Historic American Landscapes Survey –Website: http://www.nps.gov/history/hdp/hals/index.htm Florida Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects –Website: http://www.flasla.org/ David J. Driapsa, Chair, FLASLA HALS Subcommittee –Email: halschair@flasla.org –Website: http://davidjdriapsa.com

34 Lessons Learned Emphasize HALS-I short-form documentation. Prepare a variety of HALS-I forms for designed and vernacular landscapes and, when appropriate, ethnographic landscapes. Dont ignore Modernist landscapes, for they often are the most threatened sites. When you submit HALS-I forms to the Florida HALS Liaison your documentation becomes a part of largest baseline survey ever made of historic American landscapes.

35 QUESTIONS? Thank you for listening

36 Select References HALS: ASLA HP-PPN Newsletter HALS edition: http://host.asla.org/groups/hppigroup/060814ASL_HP_Ne wsletter_F.pdf HALS FACT SHEET: http://host.asla.org/groups/hppigroup/HALS_Fact_Sheet.p df HALS INVENTORY FORM (HALS-I): http://host.asla.org/groups/hppigroup/HALS%20Form1.pd f ASLA HP-PPN Newsletter HALS Edition: http://host.asla.org/groups/hppigroup/060814ASL_HP_Ne wsletter_F.pdf HALS GUIDELINES: http://www.nps.gov/hdp/samples/index.htm Jaeger Group, Historic American Landscapes Survey: Guidelines for Drawings. U.S. Department of the Interior, May 18, 2004 (Revised July 2005), http://host.asla.org/groups/hppigroup/HALSDrawingsGuideli nes.pdf Lamb, Tom. Historic American Landscapes Survey: Guidelines for Photography. U.S. Department of the Interior, January 2004 (Revised July 2005), http://host.asla.org/groups/hppigroup/HALSPhotographyGui delines.pdf Robinson, Judith Helm, Noel D. Vernon and Catherine C. Lavoie. Historic American Landscapes Survey: Guidelines for Historical Reports. U.S. Department of the Interior, January 2005 (Revised July 2005), http://host.asla.org/groups/hppigroup/HALSHistoryGuideline s.pdf I credit Chris Pattillo, Chair of ASLA HP-PPN and HALS Liaison of the Northern California Chapter and Professor Arnold R. Alanen, Ph.D., Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Wisconsin- Madison with whom I participated in the Educational Panel Session at the 2006 ASLA Annual Meeting in San Francisco titled Establishing the Historic American Landscapes Survey. Elements of their PowerPoint presentations contributed to this work. Thank you.

37 D avid J. D riapsa L a n d s c a p e A r c h i e c t CULTURAL LANDSCAPE RESEARCH PLANNING DESIGN 725 103 rd Avenue North, Naples, Florida Landscape Architect David J. Driapsa heads up HALS in Florida. David was educated at University of Arizona where he received a master of landscape architecture with specialty in cultural landscape research, working as a graduate research assistant to Professor Ervin Zube, Ph.D. Returning to Florida, he entered practice documenting significant historic landscapes. ASLA HP-PPN tapped him for the executive committee, and he served as ex-officio chair, co-chair and vice-chair. The National Park Service appointed him Florida District Officer of HALS. He leads the program through the FLASLA HALS Subcommittee and serves as chair. David continues to serve ASLA nationally as Coordinator of HALS Liaisons. (239) 591-2321 www.davidjdriapsa.com djdla@naples.net Mysore Fig (Ficus mysorensis) Edison Winter Estate The HALS Program Presenter


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