Thomason & Associates

What We Are Working On:
Winter/Spring 2017

Georgetown, South Carolina Design Review Guidelines

Georgetown is one of South Carolina’s oldest cities and it contains a wealth of 18th and 19th century dwellings reflective of its maritime heritage on the Atlantic Ocean. We prepared design guidelines for the city’s residential areas in 2004 and are now back to provide a more comprehensive manual for all of the city’s historic resources. Our work includes a series of training workshops for the Architectural Review Board as well as strategies for maintaining and preserving homes in low-income areas.

Plains & Eastern Clean Line Transmission Line and the Trail of Tears, Oklahoma and Arkansas

The proposed Plains & Eastern Clean Line Transmission Line will carry wind generated electricity from the Oklahoma panhandle across Oklahoma and Arkansas. This transmission line will cross several different routes associated with the Trail of Tears of the 1830s. In compliance with Section 106, we conducted historical research at the National Archives and other libraries to identify the various roadbeds used by the emigrating tribes. In particular our research included locating the approximate route of the abandoned Fort Smith to Fort Gibson Military Road in Oklahoma which played a significant role in Indian Removal. This research provides a basis for further archeological studies and mitigation along the route of the transmission line.

Mooresville, North Carolina Design Review Guidelines

Mooresville developed as a railroad town in the 1850s and became a center of the textile mill industry at the turn of the 20th century. The community boasts a vibrant historic downtown composed of buildings dating from the 1880s to the 1940s. We are working with the town’s Historic Preservation Commission on a set of design guidelines for property owners in the downtown commercial district and adjacent historic neighborhoods.

Section 106 Survey and Documentation of Effects, Cell Tower Installation, Southeast

We continue our work with several companies to provide architectural reviews and documentation of effects for cell tower installations throughout the Southeast. These projects include the survey of historic buildings within the proximity of proposed towers, identification of National Register-listed or- eligible properties and documentation of the effects of tower construction.

Fort Campbell, Kentucky Historic Building Analysis

Home to the 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell has a notable history going back to World War II. As properties age they are subject to demolition or repurposing. We are working with the base’s Cultural Resources Program to identify properties of significance and follow guidelines of the National Historic Preservation Act.

Other Projects

  • Tennessee Biscuit Company, Nashville, TN- Historic Rehabilitation Consultant
  • Lebanon Mill, Lebanon, TN- Historic Rehabilitation Consultant
  • Tennessee Valley Authority Historic Building Analysis

Recent Conference Speaking Engagements

  • National Trust for Historic Preservation, Indianapolis, 2014
    “Winning the War on Windows”
  • National Alliance of Preservation Commissions Forum, 2014
    “Alternative Materials for Historic Districts”

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