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Documented Historic Landscapes

Since the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) was established in 2000 to document our country's dynamic landscapes, much progress has been made in identifying and documenting historically significant designed and vernacular cultural landscapes. As documentation is submitted, the full list of HALS sites continues to grow. At the start of 2014, information on more than 450 sites was accessible on the Library of Congress’ website. There are more than 800 sites on the current list.

Below are a selection of documented HALS sites from across the United States that focus on a shared theme or feature, with links to the selected landscapes' documentation on the Library of Congress’ website. This page will be updated periodically to highlight different themes.

HALS Highlights

Since 2010, landscape architecture preservation enthusiasts from every state have been challenged to complete at least one HALS short format history to increase awareness of particular cultural landscapes. The theme for the 2018 HALS Challenge is Memorialization, Commemorating the Great War. The deadline for submissions is July 31, 2018 and the winners of the HALS Challenge will be announced at the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Philadelphia. In tandem with this year’s theme, below we highlight a few of the WWI Sites in the HABS/HAER/HALS Collection:

Flanders Field American Cemetery & Memorial, HALS US-7, HALS US-7-A, HALS US-7-B

Pershing Park, HABS DC-695

District of Columbia War Memorial, HABS DC-857

World War I Monument, Memorial Square, HABS RI-387

Liberty Memorial, HABS MO-1936

Public Square (Buildings), North Walnut, HABS IL-252

Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Memorial Bridge, HAER PA-456

Fitzsimons General Hospital, Memorial Tablet, HABS CO-172-CB

Liberty Memorial Bridge, HAER ND-7

Greene Street Historic District, HABS GA-269

HALS Documented Sites

The complete list of HALS sites is viewable online, and we are working to get all locations on the map as well:



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Historic Landscapes (HALS)                              
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