HABS Documentation, Greenbelt, MD



May 2005 — August 2005

As the Sally Kress Tompkins Fellow I served as a Summer Historian for the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), an office of the National Park Service. A participant in the Modern Movement in Maryland effort, I documented both Old Greenbelt (pdf) and the Springhill Lake development (pdf) in Greenbelt, Maryland.

As a HABS historian I conducted historical research on two suburban communities featuring modern design in Greenbelt, outside of Washington, DC. A work of architectural and planning history, this research included archival work, historiographical research, and visual and spatial analysis of the developments.

This research culminated in two historical reports for inclusion in the HABS collection at the Library of Congress. During the course of this fellowship I also assisted in a measured drawings project and a large-format film photography project.

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