myMETRO Researchers Project: Landmarks Preservation

Sixth Street Embankment, Jersey City, NJ

Sixth Street Embankment, Jersey City, NJ

The Landmarks Preservation research group (Steve Essig, Catey Farley, Rini Hughes, Robin Naughton) is focused on the process of buildings and structures becoming landmarks, adaptive reuse, revitalization, historical preservation, and the impact of social, political and cultural influences on preservation.  Through our preliminary research we identified a need for a resource guide that will help new and existing preservationists navigate the intricate processes involved in preservation and adaptive reuse.  We met with the Embankment Preservation Coalition of Jersey City and offered our assistance.

Role: Researcher
Project Goal: Create an annotated bibliography that provides resources relating to historic preservation.
Project Dates: 2013
Deliverables: Annotated Bibliography, Visual Timeline, Presentation
Resource Links: myMETRO Researchers Project; METRO Library Council Tumblr

Visual Timeline

Timeline of the Harsimus Branch Embankment Preservation Project

Timeline of the Harsimus Branch Embankment Preservation Project

Landmark Preservation & Adaptive Reuse

Landmark Preservation & Adaptive Reuse Presentation

myMETRO Researchers Project Presentation (10/21/2013)

  • Presented to METRO audience on landmark and preservation
  • Discussed the research process and the resources identified