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Historic Preservation

The Grand Federal Edifice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Design of a memorial for the Constitutional Bicentennial for the Carpenters’ Company of the City and County of Philadelphia, founded in 1724. The design is modeled after an 18th-century newspaper description of the float the Carpenters’ Company built for the parade celebrating the adoption of the National Constitution. This monument was drawn through the streets by the Budweiser team of Clydesdales for the Bicentennial parade and later drawn down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington to represent Pennsylvania in the Inaugural parade of President George H.W. Bush. 

New Castle, DE
The George Read House (1800)

A Historical Structures Report and Selective Restoration for the Historical Society of Delaware.


George Read was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the house he built around 1800 remained in his family, largely unchanged until it was acquired by the Historical Society in the 1970s shortly before I began the historical structures report. I concluded that the original style was between Georgian and Federal, having distinct characteristics of both. The period of its design and construction was a time of rapid transition from hand craftsmanship to increasing mechanization.



Greenville, DE 
Eleutherian Mills,
the E.I. DuPont House

A Historical Structures Report, Systems Analyses and Selective Restoration for the Hagley Foundation of Wilmington, Delaware.


My experience with these two buildings over a period of four or five years taught lessons I never learned in eight years of excellent college and fourteen years of architectural practice. 



Edgar Allan Poe House HSR 

Historic Structure Report for the National Park Service


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