The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) has published The Los Angeles Historic Resource Survey Report, the document that laid the groundwork for SurveyLA.
The report, prepared by Kathryn Welch Howe, is the culmination of years of research by the GCI on "best practices" in historic resources survey work around the nation. It outlines a proposed structure for the citywide survey, details the importance of a citywide Historic Context Statement, discusses the need for rigorous criteria and evaluation methods, and underscores the value of a single, centralized survey database. The report also contains recommendations on communication and community engagement, funding of the survey, and linkages to historic preservation incentives.
Published, September 29, 2008