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Historic American Landscapes Survey Challenge: Historic Streetscapes

Date: 10/25/2018 - 7/31/2019

Type: Competitions / Awards

LA CES approved?: No

Location(s): US

Description: The Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) was created in 2000 to document our country's significant landscapes. Much progress has been made in identifying cultural landscapes but more work is needed to document these designed and vernacular places.

For the tenth annual HALS Challenge, we invite you to document historic streetscapes. Many cities have come to appreciate the cultural and commercial value of their historic streets. Disneyland and Walt Disney World have welcomed arriving visitors with an idealized nostalgic representation of Main Street U.S.A. since their inception. Main Street Programs across the nation have encouraged the revitalization of commercial historic districts, and now the Complete Streets movement is sweeping the design world.

What makes your favorite historic street(s) unique? Does your local Historic Preservation Commission protect the streetscape characteristics and features of historic districts along with the contributing buildings? You may increase historic landscape awareness with your local governments and preservation commissions by documenting historic streetscapes for HALS and illuminating these significant pieces of America’s circulatory system.

Short format histories should be submitted to HALS at the National Park Service no later than July 31, 2019. For more information, contact Chris Stevens

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