|| = no changes made to the house
||= additions or alterations made
||= weather makes changes to the house
The Historical Model?"Chrisfield"
Note: The house and all names and dates in the historical
model are fictitious. The house is large only to make a convincing point
about loss and change over time, not to indicate "landmark"
status. Most places change over time, irrespective of size, construction
type, use, or ownership.
What the model shows
The historical model presented here as a learning tool illustrates
how the same house changes in appearance over a 200-year period as new
owners alter it or add to it. The house is also changed by uncontrollable
environmental conditions, i.e., the weather.
Chrisfield from 1790 to 1993
Four Approaches to Work for Chrisfield
NEXT, through a series of graphics,
let's see what happens to Chrisfield when four hypothetical owners acquire
it in 1994, each of whom has different plans for its use. By applying
each of four work approaches, Preservation, Rehabilitation, Restoration, and Reconstruction, note
the resulting differences in the appearance of the house and site, i.e.,
the “property” after work. These examples are intended to make broad, general points about the four work approaches. Other work scenarios could very well take place.
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